Academic Accolades for the Conference USA Champions
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2012-2013: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; One of the go-to veterans for the Owls at the C-USA championships, scoring a total of 48 points in three individual events and three relays help the Blue & Gray win the second league title in the program's history... Swam the anchor leg on two record-setting relays, including the Owls' C-USA champion 200-yard medley (1:40.52) and the 400-freestyle (3:21.03)... Anchor of the sprint relay that was second in the conference with the third-fastest time in school history (1:31.83)... Finished sixth in the league in the 100-freestyle after a 50.53 in the morning prelims... Career-best mark in the 100-free (50.26) was a few weeks earlier at the Incarnate Word Invitational in San Antonio, the third-fastest individual time in school history... Also swam her career-best 50-free at Incarnate Word (23.33), the team's second-best mark all season... Placed eleventh in the C-USA 50-free after a 23.45 in the prelims... Unselfishly stepped-up to the 200-free at conference and scored with a 1:51.66 for 15th... Member of two different relays in the fall that recorded Rice's best marks at the Owls' home Competition Pool (400-free and 200-medley).
2011- 2012: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Registered a Rice-best 56.15 to finish tenth in the 100-yard butterfly in the C-USA Championships, the second-fastest mark by an Owl all season... Swam the butterfly leg of the school record-setting 200-medley relay as the Blue & Gray finished second in the conference with a time of 1:41.31... Best 50-free of the season was a dual meet at nationally-ranked Texas A&M held in long-course meters... Swam a 27.29 against the Aggies, converting to a season-best 23.77 for short-course yards... Fastest 100-free was a 52.83 at the Incarnate Word Invitational.
2010-2011: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll; Saved her best for last in her first season of Division I swimming and first year to compete in the United States... In March she registered a career-best 52.36 in the 100-freestyle at the American Short Course Championships in Austin, the ninth-fastest time in the event recorded by a Rice freshman... Posted a career-best 23.71 in the 50-free and a 56.47 in the 100-butterfly at the same Short Course Austin meet... The 50-free was the fastest time by an Owl freshman in six years and the 100-fly was the fastest by an Owl rookie in four years... Contributed key points to the Owls' first C-USA Championship... Scored 29 points at the C-USA meet by competing in two individual events and on two relays... Finished eighth in the conference in the 50-yard freestyle after recording a 23.81 in the morning prelims... Placed 15th in the 100-butterfly after a prelim time of 57.94... Swam the anchor leg of the third-fastest 200-medley relay in school history... Was the anchor-leg swimmer on both of the 200- and 400-free relays that set Rice's best facility marks at home in the Aquatics Center.
Multi-medalist at the Polish Junior National Championships... Competed in the European Youth Olympic Festival in Italy... Member of the Polish Senior Swimming Federation... Named the 2009 top junior swimmer in home province... Coached by Witold Wlostowski.
A 2010 graduate of Secondary Comprehensive and Sport School Complex in Karpacz, Poland... Top student 2007-2010... Three-time government academic scholarship recipient.
Full name: Karina Anna Wlostowska. Born: June 22, 1991 in Warsaw. Parents: Witold and Malgorzala Wlostowska of Podgorzyn, Poland (one sister). Older sister, Kamila, swims competitively for Poland. Also enjoys tennis. Rice College: Wiess.
|50 Freestyle||23.33||2012 Incarnate Word Invitational|
|100 Freestyle||50.26||2012 Incarnate Word Invitational|
|200 Freestyle||1:51.66||2013 C-USA Championships|
|100 Butterfly||56.15||2012 C-USA Championships|
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