Junior Emma Saunders bettered her own 200 freestyle school record in Blacksburg
Alabama Highlights: 2016 – Junior: Competed at the SEC Championships in the 500 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle and 400 individual medley … scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 400 individual medley and 200 freestyle, taking second and third, respectively … also competed in the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 400 individual medley, taking fourth … scored in the 200 freestyle, taking 11th, and 200 breaststroke, taking 17th at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … also competed in the 500 freestyle, 400 medley relay, and 400 and 800 freestyle relays at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … scored at South Carolina in the 200 and 500 freestyle, taking fourth and second, respectively … also competed in the 200 individual medley at South Carolina … competed at the home meet against Auburn in the 1,650 freestyle and 400 individual medley, taking fifth and eighth, respectively … scored at the opening meet at Delta State University in the 1,000 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay, taking second in both, and 500 freestyle, taking third … also scored in the 200 individual medley at Delta State, taking fifth.
2015 – Sophomore: Finaled as part of the Tide’s school-record setting 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championship, taking eight place … scored in the 400 individual medley at the SEC Championships, taking 14th … also competed in the 1,650 freestyle and the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships … posted career-best times in the 500 freestyle (4:51.67), 200 individual medley (2:01.09) and 400 individual medley (4:13.55) named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester.
2014 – Freshman: Redshirted.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Robert Wilk at Katowice Swim Club … member of the Polish National Team at the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 … won multiple Polish national championships.
Personal Information: Full name: Karolina Paulina Szczepaniak … daughter of Malgorzata and Cezary Szczepaniak … brother, Hubert … art major with a concentration in digital media … born August 12, 1992.