Further Personal Information
||Victoria, BC, CAN
||Communications - Texas A & M University: College Station, TX, USA
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She took up the sport when she was eight years old.
|Why this sport?
||Her older sister Jane joined a swim team, so she followed.
|Club / Team
||Victoria Amateur Swim Club: Toronto, ON, CAN
|Name of coach
||Steve Bultman, Murray Drudge
||Pan Pacific Games
||Reading, writing, watching movies, shopping, dancing and playing beach volleyball. (Swimming Canada, 15 Sep 2006)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||"I wore the same green sports bra every day of NCAAs, Olympic Trials and the Olympics, and when I ripped the strap at World's, I had my friend's mom sew it for me". (aggieathletics.com, 19 Jul 2010).
Music plays an important role in her racing strategy. It is used to pump her up for racing and also used to calm her post race to help regain focus. (Swimming Canada, 15 Sep 2006)
|Awards and honours
||A four-time All American after her freshman year, Wilkinson was a Texas A&M/Verizon Athletic Scholar award recipient. (aggieathletics.com, 29 Nov 2006)
A member of the 4 x 100m freestyle women's team that won the Aquatic Federation of Canada 2006 Team of the Year Award. (calgarypatriots.com, 19 Oct 2006)
She was named swimming MVP of her high school when she was just a freshman. (aggieathletics.com, 06 Mar 2008)
||She played floor-hockey when she was in elementary school. (foxsportssouthwest.com, 19 Jul 2010)
||Her father, Mark, played in the baseball Little League World Series. (aggieathletics.com, 29 Nov 2006)
||Her career ambition is to work in the media. (aggieathletics.com, 19 Jul 2010)
She says her worst habit is correcting people when they sing the wrong lyrics to songs. (aggieathletics.com, 19 Jul 2010)