Alabama's men beat Delta State 199-98 while the Crimson Tide women beat DSU 216-79
Alabama Highlights: 2016 – Junior: Named team captain for the 2015-16 season … competed at the Bulldog Invite … scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 500 freestyle, taking fourth … also competed in the 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle and 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … competed at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 200-meter freestyle, 400m individual medley, 800m freestyle, 400m freestyle and 400m freestyle relay … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 1,650 freestyle, taking ninth … scored in the 500 freestyle, taking 12th at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … competed in the 200 medley relay, 100 and 200 freestyle, and 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … scored at South Carolina in the 1,000 and 500 freestyle, taking fifth in both … scored at the home meet against Auburn in the 1,650 freestyle, taking third … also competed in the 500 freestyle against Auburn … scored at the opening meet at Delta State University in the 1,000 and 500 freestyle, and 400 freestyle relay, taking fourth, second and third, respectively.
2015 – Sophomore: Competed at the SEC Championships in the 200, 500 and 1,650 freestyle … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … earned a place on the President’s List (4.0 GPA) for the spring semester … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester … carries a 3.884 cumulative GPA into her junior year.
2014 - Freshman: Competed in the 200, 500, and 1,650 freestyle at the SEC Championships, swimming season-best times in all three events … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … earned a place on the SEC All-Freshman Team … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or better) for the fall semester and a place on the President’s List (4.0 GPA) for the spring semester.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Kevin Murphy and Lynne Gorman at Southlake Carroll High School and under Bill Christenson, Ashley Knapp, and Dan Balint for the North Texas Nadadores… 15-time All-American … first team All-State in both the 200 and 500 freestyle in 2011, 2012, and 2013 … member of state championship teams in 2012 and 2013 … member of national dual meet champion team in 2012 … high school team captain … received the Dragon “C” award … nominated for Female Athlete of the Year … three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … finished in the top eight percent of her graduating class … representative for Athletic Director’s Leadership Council … swimming representative for Executive Council … member of National Honor Society and Math Honor Society … AP Scholars with Honors award winner and TISCA Academic All-State … Sectional and Junior National qualifier … won Team Ambassador award.
Personal Information: Full name: Emily Irene Zapinski … daughter Sherri and Paul Zapinski … brothers, Joseph and Jonny … management major … born December 21, 1994.