Position
Backstroke/freestyle
Height
6'0
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Tallinn, Estonia
Major
Kinesiology
High School
Gustav Adolf GS

SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Swam the eight-fastest 200 back time in school history at the SEC Championships … Finished 27th in the 200 back and 28th in the 100 back at SEC’s … Notched a sixth-place finish in consolation final of the 200 back and earned a seventh-place finish in the consolation final of the 100 back at the Texas A&M Invite … Finished fourth in the 100 back and fifth in the 200 back at Florida … Took the win in the 200 back and finished third in the 50 free against Incarnate Word … Finished second in the 100 back in LSU’s quad meet win over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Touched the wall second in the 50 free against Tulane … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
A key contributor during her junior season in the backstroke events … Qualified for the ‘C’ final of the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships after a career-high time of 54.26 in the prelims … The time also was the fifth-fastest 100 backstroke time in program history … Notched a career-best mark of 23.37 in the prelims of the 50 freestyle at the SEC’s …Finished third in the 100 backstroke (56.93) and fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:02.85) against Georgia … Touched the wall third against Arkansas in the 100 backstroke (56.86) … Finished fourth in the “B” final of the 100 backstroke (55.50) and sixth in the ‘B’ final of the 200 backstroke (2:01.11) … Finished fourth in the 200 backstroke with a mark of 2:02.38 against Texas A&M … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Made strides in her sophomore season and added depth to the backstroke events … Set her season bests at the SEC Championships … Finished her 200 back run in 30th with a time of 1:59.50 at the conference championships … Registered her career lows in the 100 back with a mark of 55.43 and in the 50 free with a mark of 23.95 at SEC’s … Raced to a 19th place finish in the 100 back (55.76) at the Phil Hansel midseason invite … Finished 23rd in the 200 back (2:01.94) at the midseason meet … Touched the wall first in the 200 back (2:04.16) in a victory over Kentucky … Won the 100 back (56.49) in a victory over Alabama … Attained a first place swim in the 100 back (57.53) in a victory over Tulane … Posted a second place swim in the 200 back (2:03.58) and a third place swim in the 100 back (57.61) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Completed her 200 back run in second place with a time of 2:03.31 in a victory over NC State … Placed third in the 200 back (2:02.98) and fourth in the 100 back (57.18) against Texas A&M … Posted a victory in the 100 back (57.42) and a third place finish in the 200 back (2:05.25) in a victory over Vanderbilt … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Utilized her talent to develop into one of the program’s top backstroke and freestyle swimmers … Finished 14th in the 200 back with the program’s fifth best mark (1:58.62) at the SEC Championships … Narrowly missed qualifying for a final swim with a 17th place finish in the 100 back with a career best 55.95 at the conference meet … Set her career low in the 50 free (24.40) at SEC’s … Aside from SEC’s, competed in every dual meet and the Tennessee Invitational … Won the 100 back (57.40) and took third in the 200 back (2:04.24) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Swam in a pair of ‘C’ final in the 100 back and 200 back at the Tennessee Invitational … Took second and third in the 100 back and 200 back, respectively, in a victory over Alabama … Posted a pair of third place finishes in the 100 back and 200 back against nationally ranked Florida … Notched a victory in the 100 back (57.66) in her collegiate debut against Tulane … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A talented sprinter who carriers a vast amount of international experience in short course and long course meter competition … Voted best youth swimmer by the Estonian Swimming Federation two times … Set the Baltic record in the 100m back (1:01.13) in short course meters at the 2009 European Championships … Also Baltic record holder in the 200m back (2:11.73) … Estonian record holder in the 100m back … Fifteen-time Estonian National Champion in the 50m back (2008-2011), 100m back (2008-2011), 200m back (2008-2011), 50m fly (2010-2011) and 200m IM (2009) … Boasts lifetime best long course meter times of 1:03.87 in the 100m back and 2:16.95 in the 200m back.

PERSONAL
Born August 8, 1992 … Parents are Triin and Ilmo Sepp … Has two sisters – Sigrid and Johanna … Sister, Sigrid, also is a swimmer … Coached by Heidi and Ain Kaasik … Majoring in kinesiology.

SEPP’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.76, 2014 Texas A&M Invite
100 backstroke, 54.26, 2014 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:58.51, 2015 SEC Championships

SEPP’S TOP 2014-15 TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.76, Texas A&M Invite
100 backstroke, 54.82, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:58.51, SEC Championships

 

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