Kristian Gkolomeev posts the fastest 50 freestyle time in the nation on the way to the win
Alabama Highlights: 2014 - Sophomore: Swam the freestyle leg for the 400 medley relay team which broke a school record in the prelims of the NCAA Championships with a 3:34.08 ... scored in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships taking 14th place ... set the school record in the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:55.64 at the SEC Championships, becoming the first UA woman under 1:56 ... also competed in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships ... picked up seven individual victories during the regular season ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... CSCAA Scholar All-American ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for both the fall and spring semesters ... carries a 3.84 cumulative GPA into her junior year.
2013 - Freshman: Broke the school record in the 200 freestyle in the leadoff leg of the 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:46.46, shattering the mark of 1:47.21 set by Anna Poleska in 2001 ... finished 12th in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... finished 19th in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships with a career-best 49.31, placing her second on Alabama's all-time list ... placed 19th in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a time 54.09, making her second all-time at Alabama ... won both the 100 and 200 freestyle against Missouri ... earned Honorable Mention CSCAAScholar All-America recognition.
Prep Highlights: A member of the British National Team ... coached by Mark Rose at City of Manchester Aquatics ... earned a silver medal in the 50m backstroke and a bronze in the 100m backstroke at the 2011 World Junior Championships ... won gold in the 50m backstroke, setting the British and European Junior Record, and took fourth in the 100m freestyle at the 2010 European Junior Championships ... member of Great Britain's 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, and 400m medley relays, all of which won silver medals at the 2010 European Junior Championships.
Personal Information: Full name: Emma Kathleen Saunders ... daughter of Rosemary and John Saunders ... brother, Alex ... geography major.
Top Times: 200 freestyle 1:46.46 SR 200 backstroke 1:55.64 SR 100 freestyle 49.31 100 backstroke 54.09