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Taylor Sieperda - Women's Swimming - Kansas Jayhawks

Taylor Sieperda

Position Back/Free
Class Senior
Hometown Spirit Lake, Iowa
High School Spirit Lake HS

Top Collegiate Times

Time Event Date Meet
23.27 50 Y Free 02/28/2019 2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
50.60 100 Y Free 03/02/2019 2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
25.75(R) 50 Y Back 02/27/2019 2019 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship
55.66 100 Y Back 02/22/2017 2017 Big 12 Swimming & Diving Championship

2017-18 (Junior)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team … 2017 Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls (4.0) … 2018 Spring Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls … Swam in three individual finals races at the Big 12 Championship (2/23) … Earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Second Team in the 50-yard freestyle final by placing eighth (23.38) … Broke her personal record in the 50-yard freestyle preliminary event prior (23.28) … Season-best time in both the 100-yard backstroke preliminary event (55.69), only .03 off of her personal best and the 100-yard freestyle (51.30) … Participated in a bronze medal relay race at the conference meet and the team swam a season-best time in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:32.02) … Won the 50-yard freestyle (24.34) against William Jewell (1/18) … Helped team win the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:29.96) against TCU (10/28).

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Big 12 Championship (2/22-25) was her stage for lifetime swims and top-15 finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (23.41), 100-yard freestyle (51.27) and 100-yard backstroke (55.66) … Also swam a lifetime 50-yard backstroke split (26.08) in an exhibition 200-yard medley relay at conference … Won the 50-yard freestyle (24.21) against TCU (10/27) … Grabbed wins in the 200-yard (1:36.53) and 400-yard (3:31.75) freestyle relays in a double dual against North Dakota and Missouri State (10/21-22) … Recorded lifetime bests in the 50-meter short course freestyle (27.29) to finish second and in an exhibition 100-meter short course backstroke (1:05.72) at William Jewell (1/19).

2015-16 (Freshman)
Named to the Fall Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls… Registered personal-best times in all three events at Big 12s, finishing 13th in the 100-yard backstroke (56.13), 16th in the 200-yard backstroke (2:02.46) and 21st in the 50-yard freestyle (23.97)… Won the 100 back against Tabor, William Jewell and Morningside… Registered a season-best mark in the 100-yard freestyle at the Miami/Rutgers double dual, swimming a 53.93… Assisted the 400-yard freestyle relay to a victory against William Jewell (3:33.32)… Turned in eight top-five finishes throughout the 2015-16 season.

High School
Attended Spirit Lake High School, but swam for Spencer High School… Named to the Academic All-State team concluding her senior campaign… Received first-team all-state accolades… Four-time state qualifier for Spencer High School… Assisted in breaking the Tigers school record in the 200-yard medley relay (1:51.38)… Owns the 100-yard backstroke Spencer High School record (57.32)… Swam a career-best 23.60 in the 50-yard freestyle… Earned three All-Conference honors in track and field… Lettered in swimming, track and golf… Member of the National Honor Society.
Daughter of Matthew and Stacy Sieperda… Has two sisters, Regan and Madison… Cousin, Abby Sieperda, plays soccer for Arkansas… Plans to major in exercise science.