Sophomore Angely Martinez led Alabama on day four of the Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships being held in Texas A&M Natatorium this week after taking eighth place in the platform diving event.
Freshman Emma Saunders, who joined the Tide in January for the spring semester, shattered the school 200 freestyle record while leading off the 800 freestyle relay
Alabama Highlights: 2012 - Sophomore: Scored in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 14th place ... also competed in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... turned in Alabama's fastest 50 freestyle of the season, a 19.92 in the prelims of the SEC Championships ... earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2011 - Freshman: Scored in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking 15th in both ... became the third Alabama swimmer to break the 20-second mark in the 50 freestyle ... turned in career-best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships, with a 19.86 in the prelims of the 50 and a 44.10 as the leadoff leg of the 400 freestyle relay ... is ranked third all-time for the Tide in the 50 freestyle behind Olympians Jon Olsen and Apostolis Tsagkarakis ... part of Alabama's school-record setting 400 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships ... turned in Alabama's top time of the season in the 50 freestyle.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Adrian Gherghel at LSP-MBV ... swam the 50 and 100m freestyles at the 2009 FINA World Championships ... the Romanian Junior National record holder in the 50 and 100m freestyles ... earned a bronze medal at the 2008 European Junior Championships in the 50m freestyle ... swam the 50 and 100m freestyle as well as the 50m butterfly at the 2009 European Short Course Championships ... broke the Romanian 200m freestyle relay record along with former Tide All-Americans Catalin Cosma and Alin Mihalca and fellow sophomore Alex Coci.
Personal Information: Full name: Vlad Razvan Caciuc ... son of Mia and Ioan Caciuc ... pre-major studies ... born August 7, 1990.