UALR Swim/Diving BIO
 Valeriya Teplova

2013-14 – Swam the anchor leg of two school-record relays in the 400 yard and 200 yard medley relay at the MVC Championships… Posted three top-20 finishes at the conference meet featuring two 10th-place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle (1:54.38) and 100 yard freestyle (52.32) along with a 17th in the 50 yard freestyle… Also anchored the 200 yard and 400 yard freestyle relays that each finished sixth in the conference… Won the 200 yard freestyle against Vanderbilt at the end of the regular season… Won the 50 yard freestyle against Rice with a time of 24.62… Won the 100 yard freestyle (53.00) in a home meet against SIU and OBU… Took fourth in the 50 yard freestyle and ninth in the 100 yard freestyle at the UALR Christmas Invitational… Placed seventh at the Drury Invite in the 50 yard and 100 yard freestyle… Opened the season by winning the 100 yard freestyle and placing second in the 50 yard freestyle at Tulane.

2012-13:  Set two individual records and was a part of the 800 free relay team that set a new school standard with a time of 7:40.10 at the SBC Championships (Feb. 27-March 2)… Finished seventh for 12 points in a school-record time of 51.55 in the 100 free at the SBC Championships… Finished 11th for seven points in the 200 free with a school-best time of 1:51.59 at the SBC Championships… Also placed eighth for 11 team points with a season-best time of 23.86 at the SBC Championships… Won the 100 free in a time of 52.59 at the UALR Christmas Invitational… Won both the 100 free (53.75) and the 200 free (1:56.65) against Henderson State (Jan. 12)… Won the 100 free with a time of 53.73 against Hendrix and Rhodes (Jan. 18)… Won the 200 free with a time of 1:56.51 at Vanderbilt (Feb. 2)… Holds the top times for UALR on the season in the 100 free (51.55) and 200 free (1:51.59)... Named to the SBC Honor Roll for accumulating between a 3.0 and 3.49 GPA for the 2012-13 academic year.

Prior Experience: Swam for the National University of Physical Education and Sports in the Ukraine... Attended the Donetsk Higher School of Olympic Reserve, named after Olympian Serhiy Bubka.

Personal: Born September 19, 1993 in Mariupol, Ukraine... Parents are Oksana and Oleksiy Teplova... Majoring in international studies.

Position: Freestyle/Sprints
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mariupol, Ukraine
High School: National University of Physical Education and Sports
Experience: 2 Letters
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