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
Born August 8, 1992… Parents are Triin and Ilmo Sepp… Has two sisters, Sigrid (13) and Johanna (4)… Sister Sigrid is also a swimmer… Coached by Heidi and Ain Kaasik… Plans to major in Psychology
KATLIN’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 23.95, 2013 SEC Championships
100 backstroke, 55.43, 2013 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:58.62, 2012 SEC Championships