Vanderbilt Swimming capped off its final home meet by honoring its senior class who own a combined 11 established records.
Commodores take on Kentucky Friday, and honor seniors Saturday against Arkansas
Commodores recognized for academic achievements and leadership
The Commodores set the 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard freestyle relay school records on Saturday
Blankenburg, Oberg and Faulkner all earn finals swims Thursday
February 21, 2014
February 18, 2014
Swimming vs. Arkansas (1/10/15). Photos by Daniel Dubois. Commodores fell; 152-103
2013-14 (Junior): Set three school records in the 2014 SEC Championships; 100-yard backstroke (54.53), 200-yard medley relay (1:42.07), 400-yard medley relay (3:40.65) and a personal record of 56.05 in the 100-yard butterfly ... Posted a third place finish (2:06.87) against Auburn ... Recorded a pair of top three finishes against Texas A&M; finishing second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.20) and third in the 100-yard backstroke (58.12) ... Had first place finishes against Tulane in the 100-yard backstroke (56.89) and 200-yard backstroke (2:01.93) ... Took the top spot in the 200-yard backstroke (2:03.50) versus Liberty ... Had four top ten finishes in the Georgia Tech Invitational; finishing second in the 100-yard backstroke (55.25) and 200-yard backstroke (1:59.46), fourth in the 400-yard medley (3:45.15) and seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (56.43) ... Had first place finishes against Liberty/West Florida in the 100-yard backstroke (56.69) and 200-yard backstroke (2:01.69) ... Finished first in the 400-yard medley relay (3:53.05) and second in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.44) against WKU/Cumberlands/Marshall ... Took the top spot in the 400-yard medley relay (3:58.35) and finished runner up in the 100-yard freestyle (54.87) against Arkansas Little Rock ... Took the top spot in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.76 against Kansas/Arkansas.
2012-13 (Sophomore): SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Set school records in the 100 back (54.93) and 200 back (1:56.34) at the SEC Championships ... Took 16th in the 200 back at SEC's ... Placed first in the 100 fly against UALR with a time of 57.59 ... Took first in both the 50 fly and 50 back against Evansville ... Captured second in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke against Tulane and WKU.
2011-12 (Freshman): Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb... Posted the team's top times of the season in the 50, 100 and 200 back, while also having some of the top times in the 100 and 200 fly and 200 IM... Member of the 200 medley relay team that set a new school record at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:44.65... Won the 200 back (1:29.08) at Arkansas... Picked up two wins in the 200 back (2:02.00) and 100 back (57.63) versus South Carolina and East Carolina... First leg of the 400 medley relay (3:55.90) that finished first to help defeat Marshall... Also had wins in the 100 fly (58.26) and 200 IM (2:10.00) versus Marshall... Recorded two more wins in the 100 fly and 100 back at Evansville... Member of the 200 medley relay that placed first versus Tulane, while also winning the 200 back (2:02.54).
High School:Regarded as the top high school swimmer in the state of South Carolina ... Swimming World Magazine ranks her as a five-star recruit ... Competed for the Swim Spartanburg club team under coach Mike Faltraco ... Excelled in the 100-yard backstroke and the 200-yard backstroke, swimming in times of 55.92 and 1:59.57, respectively ... Set a high mark in the 200-yard butterfly, swimming in a time of 2:02.30 ... Named a USA Academic All-American at Spartanburg high school.
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