Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia
Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list
Carolina falls to Alabama men, both Georgia teams
Carolina won 18 of 32 events on the day
Flach posts nation's fastest time in 200 butterfly
2013-14 - Swam in the 100 and 200 backstroke in Duke and Queens/Wingate meets ... Posted season best times in both events against Queens and Wingate, finishing the 100 back in 57.68 and the 200 back 2:01.64 ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 - One of the Gamecocks' top backstrokers...Swam in every meet during the regular season...Recorded the second fastest time on the team and the eighth fastest mark all-time at South Carolina in the 200 backstroke (2:00.98) in a tri meet with Alabama and Georgia...Posted the team's fourth-fastest time and the program's seventh fastest in the 100 backstroke (56.25) at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Won three individual races in the 200 backstroke...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from C.D. Hylton Senior High School...Lettered in swimming all four years under head coach Jorge Bohabot...Earned MVP honors in 2009...Named captain...Also played Volleyball and Soccer...Swam for the QDD club team under Rick Bemner...Earned Academic All-American honors...House of Delegates Member...Athlete Rep...Was an AP Scholar with Honors.
PERSONAL -Full name is Alicia Madeline Cheripka...Born Sept. 23, 1993...Parents are Robert and Laura Cheripka...Has two brothers, Michael and Andrew...Mother ran track and field and father cheered at Seton Hall...Chose South Carolina for its success academically and athletically...Plans to major in marine sciences.
|Cheripka's Top Times|
|50 Freestyle||24.49||11/15/12||Virginia Tech Invitational||Christiansburg, Va.|
|100 Freestyle||52.67#||11/15/12||Alabama/Georgia||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|200 Freestyle||1:54.29#||11/15/12||Virginia Tech Invitational||Christiansburg, Va.|
|100 Backstroke||56.25#||11/15/12||Virginia Tech Invitational||Christiansburg, Va.|
|200 Backstroke||2:00.98||11/15/12||Alabama/Georgia||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|200 IM||2:09.94||1/25/13||College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate||Columbia, S.C.|
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