2002: An improving member of the sprint and relay events …was a member of the 200- yard freestyle relay team that placed third against nationally- ranked Alabama (1:38.44) …placed second as a part of the 400-free relay team versus No. 8 ranked Florida (3:35.33)…swam the 50-free with a mark of 24.56 at the Georgia Invitational…in the 200-free event at the Georgia Invitational, she established a time of 1:53.38 good enough for 13th place…finished the 100-free event of the Georgia Invitational with a time of 53.26…earned ACC Academic Honor Roll honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Swam four years at H.B. Plant High School under Gil Gonzalez…earned All-America accolades in the 200- meter free relay her junior and senior years and in the 400-meter free relay her senior year…won the state championship in the 200-meter free relay and placed second in the 400-meter free relay in both her junior and senior seasons…broke the high school record in both the 200- and 400-meter free relays…captain of the team her senior season…helped lead the squad to a second-place finish at the state championships…garnered All-America and All-County Academic honors her senior year…member of the National Honors Society and Latin Honors Society from her sophomore through senior years…four year member of the Principal’s Honor Roll…member of Gold and Black and I Dare You…greatest swimming memory was winning the 200 free relay at the state championships her junior and senior years…competed in volleyball her sophomore year…swam for the Greater Tampa Swimming Association club team.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Karen and Robert Pesce, MD…born on July 16, 1983…double majoring in communications and business.