Owls Finish Second Overall; Young Rice Team Improved 113 Points Since Last Season
2014-2015: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Represented her native Finland at the World University Games in South Korea over the summer... Sixth on the Owls in scoring at the National Collegiate Invitational postseason meet in Rockwall, Texas, registering 56.5 points while competing in the 200-free, 500, mile and 800-relay... Made the championship final of the 500 at the C-USA Championships in Knoxville, Tenn., after a career-best 4:52.27 in the morning prelims... Also scored for the team in the mile and 200-free (1:50.75)... Posted a career-best 10:07.51 in the 1,000 at the annual Quad Meet in Baton Rouge, La.... Best mile was 16:56.93 at the UH Invitational in the fall.
2013-2014: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Saved the best for last while competing at the C-USA Championships... Followed a season-best 4:57.47 in the C-USA's 500-freestyle with a 1:52.15 in the 200-free... Best 1,000 was 10:25.13 from the Houston Invitational in the fall.
Swam for Lahden Uimaseura under head coach Ari Paive... Won the Nordic Youth Championship in the 400-freestyle (SCM)... Represented Finland in the Youth Olympic Festival in Belgrad, Serbia, and the European Youth Championships in Prague in the Czech Republic... Also spent an exchange season for Wildcat Aquatics in Lexington, Kentucky, under head coach Ben Davis.
A 2013 graduate of Lahden Lyseon Lukio in Finalnd.
Full name: Anniina Emilia Ala-Seppälä. Parents: Marti and Paula Ala-Seppälä of Hollola, Finland. Rice College: Will Rice
|200 Freestyle||1:49.26||2015 Phill Hansel Invitational|
|500 Freestyle||4:52.27||2015 Conference USA Championships|
|1000 Freestyle||10:07.51||2015 Quad Meet|
|1650 Freestyle||16:53.81||2016 Conference USA Championships|
|Will Rice College|