When Alabama opens its season Friday on the road against Delta State, it will be sporting a roster that features 30 freshmen, or nearly half the combined men's and women's roster
Alabama Highlights: 2013 - Summer: Finished 27th in the 100m butterfly at the 2013 FINA World Championship in Barcelona, Spain.
2013 - Junior: Sidelined early in the season by an injury ... won 100 butterfly three times during the regular season ... won 200 butterfly twice during the regular season ... earned a place on the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 - Summer: Finished 12th in the 100m butterfly at the 2012 London Olympic Games ... set a new Greek national record in the Olympic semifinals with a time of 58.31.
2012 - Sophomore: Scored in the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships, earning honorable mention All-America honors in the process ... also swam the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... finaled at the SEC Championships in the 100 butterfly taking fifth ... also scored in the in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... member of the school record-setting 200 and 400 medley relays at the SEC Championships ... earned the Tide's Christina Jarvis Most Valuable award ... CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the fall and spring semesters.
2011 - Summer: Posted a top-25 finish in the 100-meter butterfly at the FINA World Championships, touching the wall at 59.27 ... set a Greek national record in the 100m butterfly, touching at 58.39 at the Banja Luka Open, which qualified her not only for the FINA World Championships but the 2012 London Olympics as well.
2011 - Freshman: Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships ... narrowly missed scoring the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships ... Freshman All-SEC ... posted the league's top freshman finish in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships ... Alabama's top individual finisher at the SEC Championships, taking fourth in the 100 butterfly with a school-record time of 52.16 ... also competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... in addition to her school record in the 100 butterfly, she ranks third in the 50 freestyle (22.78) and fifth in the 100 freestyle (50.19) all time for the Crimson Tide ... turned in Alabama's top time of the season in the 50 and 100 freestyle as well as the 100 butterfly ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned first-team CSCAA Scholar All-America honors ... earned the Crimson Tide's Angelika Knipping Most Valuable Newcomer award ... named to the Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall and spring semesters.
Prep Highlights: Coached by Lekakis George of N.O. Patron Swim Club ... finished fifth in the 50-meter freestyle and sixth in the 50m butterfly at the World Junior Championship in Mexico ... took the bronze medal in the 50m freestyle at the 2008 and 2007 European Junior Championships ... four-year Greek National Champion.
Personal Information: Full name: Kristel Vourna ... daughter of Alkaterini and Nikolaos Vourna ... brother, Andreas ... human performance exercise science major ... born February 11, 1992.
Top Times: 100 butterfly 52.16 SR 50 freestyle 22.78 100 freestyle 50.19