Junior Emma Saunders bettered her own 200 freestyle school record in Blacksburg
Alabama Highlights: 2015 - Sophomore: Posted Alabama’s top 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly times of the season at the SEC Championships with a career-best marks of 3:50.16 and 1:46.07, respectively … swam a career-best 1:48.70 in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships … ranked third in 400 individual medley, eighth in the 200 butterfly and ninth in the 200 individual medley all time at Alabama … scored at the SEC Championships in the 200 butterfly, taking 21st, and in the 400 individual medley, taking 24th … also competed in the 200 individual medley at the SEC Championships … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the spring semester … carries a 3.582 cumulative GPA into his junior year.
2014 - Freshman: Competed in the butterfly and individual medley events during the regular season … earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better grade point average) for the fall semester.
Prep Highlights: Swam for Dawn Van Reychghem and the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association as well as John Morse, Doug Wharam, Bryan Welter, and Charlie Hodgson at Nashville Aquatic Club … MTHSSA All Regional Team … 2009 All-American consideration medley relay … 2013 200 Individual Medley All-American … 2010 Nick Nevid Award recipient … 2012 Most Improved Award … 2013 Tracy Caulkins Award recipient … 2012 Olympic Trial Qualifier with a 77th place finish in the 400 individual medley … 2012 Junior Nationals placed 19th in the 200 individual medley, ninth in the 400 individual medley, and fourth in the 200 butterfly … 2013 National Select Camp athlete … US Open qualified in the 200 and 400 individual medley, and placed 22nd in the 200 butterfly … National Society of High School Scholars … Eta Sigma Alpha National Homeschool Honor Society … Academic All-American.
Personal Information: Full name: David Taylor Charles … son of Mary Jane and Steve Charles … brother, Casey … chemistry major … born May 21, 1995.