SEC Champion (1650 free, 800 FR)
SEC Academic Honor Roll
CSCAA Academic All-American
Junior Season (2008-09)
Competed at the 2009 U.S. Senior National Championships ... Swam in the A Final of the 400m free and finished seventh overall in 4:13.72 ... Finished sixth in the 800m free with a time of 8:42.96 ... Also competed in the 200m free ... Earned three All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Championships ... Finished third in the 500 free in 4:36.89 ... Bird's prelim time of 4:36.63 was a school-record ... Took fourth in the 1650 free in a personal-best time of 15:52.35, which ranks third all-time at Auburn ... Member of the eighth-place 800 free relay that finished in 7:04.85 ... At the SEC Championships, was a part of the 800 free relay that took first in a then NCAA-record time of 6:54.02 ... Finished third in the 1650 free in 16:03.00 ... Swam to a fifth-place finish in the 500 free in a career-best time of 4:39.24 ... Her time of 1:45.27 in the 200 free was good for fifth place and ranks seventh all-time at Auburn ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Sophomore Season (2007-08)
Swam on the U.S. National Team at the 2008 FINA World Short Course Championships in Manchester, England... Finished ninth at Worlds in the 800m free with a time of 8:28.56... Competed in the 400m free and 800m free at the 2008 United States Olympic Trials... Qualified for the finals of the 400m free, finishing seventh in a time of 4:11.67... Swam to a 21st-place finish in the 800m free (8:45.81) at Trials... At the NCAA Championships, Bird earned three All-America honors... Individually, swam to a runner-up finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:41.95 and a fourth-place finish in the 1650 free (15:59.81)... Also swam the anchor leg (1:46.05) on the 800 free relay that finished eighth, posting a time of 7:06.71... At the SEC Championships, Bird swam to her first SEC title in the 1650 free (15:58.27)... Also swam to a runner-up finish in the 500 free (4:40:38) and a ninth-place finish in the 200 free (1:47.01)... She posted four Auburn all-time top-10 performances during the season... SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman Season (2006-07)
Competed in the 200m free, 400m free and 800m free at the U.S. Senior National Championships... Was the only Tiger to make a final in the 400m free, finishing second in the C Final with a time of 4:16.33... A two-time All-American at her first NCAA Championship meet... Finished seventh in the 500 free at NCAAs with a time of 4:42.64... Took 15th in the 1650 free with a time of 16:18.03... Also competed in the 200 free at NCAAs... Exhibitioned at SEC, but swam "B" cuts in the 200 free (1:49.18), 500 free (4:49.21) and 1,650 free (16:25.88)... Swam on the eighth-place 400m medley relay team and 10th-place 800m free relay team at the U.S. Open.
Attended Yorktown High School... Swam with the Yorktown Swim Club under coach Jeremy Agnew... Academic All-American as a senior... 14-time NISCA All-American... Two-time high school state champion (200 free)... State champion in 500 free as a senior... State runner-up in 500 free sophomore and junior seasons... 2005-2006 Indiana State Championships team runner-up... Two-time Star Press Athlete of the Year... Two-time team MVP... Co-captain senior year... Three-time IHSA first team... National Honor Society president... National Scholar Athlete Award.
Full name is Margaret Catherine Bird... Parents are Henry and Debbie Bird... Has two brothers, Patrick and Griffin... Brother Patrick swam two years at Penn State... Majoring in finance.