SAN DIEGO STATE 2008-09
Joined the Aztecs in January 2009 and had an immediate impact ... Set SDSU records in the 200 backstroke (1:57.76) and 200 individual medley (2:01.49) ... Member of the 400 medley relay team that also set a school mark (3:43.71) ... Also recorded the second-fastest time in Aztec history in the 100 back (55.41) ... Was on the 200 medley relay team that had the fifth-best time for an SDSU quartet ... Earned all-Mountain West Conference honors in three events at the league championship meet after finishing fourth in the 200 back, sixth in the 100 back and eighth in the 200 IM.
PRIOR TO SAN DIEGO STATE
Attended Omsk Public Secondary #56 (high school) ... Went on to college at Tyumen State University in Tyumen, Russia ... Won silver and bronze medals at the 2007 Russian National Championships ... A gold medalist at the 2008 Western Sectionals in the 200 IM while competing for King Aquatic Club ... A World Cup finalist ... Has times that rank among the top 15 in the state of Washington (as compiled by Pacific Northwest Swimming) since 2000 in the 100 and 200 back, 200 and 400 IM, and the 100 breast.
Elena Karpeeva was born Aug. 23, 1988, in Omsk, Russia ... Daughter of Anatoly and Olga Karpeeva ...Older sister, Svetlana (23), competed as a swimmer at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in the 200 IM and 400 IM ... Enjoys surfing, dancing, cooking, camping and traveling ... Recruited by Arkansas, Texas A&M and Hawai'i ... A philosophy major at San Diego State working toward a career in a sports-related field such as swim coach or nutritionist.