Elly Faulkner set school record in the 200 IM in the prelims
Commodores recognized for academic achievements and leadership
Lauren Torres broke two school records on the day
Vanderbilt finished 10th last year in Knoxville
Alyxandra Vernon is a junior from Fair Oaks, Calif.
2012-13 (Junior): SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Holds the second-fastest team time in the 200 fly and 200 IM ... Finished the 400 IM in 4:31.93 at the SEC Championships ... Placed first in the 200 fly against ULAR ... Finished the 200 IM with a time of 2:13.14 against Evansville ... Took third in the 400 IM against WKU and Tulane.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Had some of the team's fastest times of the season in the 200 IM (2:08.70), 400 IM (4:33.39) and 200 fly (2:08.18)... Set a new personal record in the 200 IM (2:08.70) and 400 IM (4:33.39) with her marks at the SEC Championships and WKU Invitational... Second-place finish in the 1000 free (11:05.01) to help defeat Arkansas-Little Rock.
2010-11 (Freshman):Set personal-best of 2:12.09 in the 200 IM at the SEC Championships...Also posted a career-best time of 4:35.48 in the 400 IM at the league's championships...Swam in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, as well as the 400 medley relay.
High School/Club Swimming:Set 200 IM record at Jesuit Invitational...set 100 backstroke record at Jesuit Invitational...three-time Honor Roll student...member of National Society of High School Scholars.
Personal: Alyxandra Vernon...born June 6, 1992...father Jerry Robertson is an event planner...mother Victoria Vernon is a private procurement consultant...one brother, Andrei (20)...enjoys soccer, chocolate chip cookies and sleeping...favorites include The Blind Side (movie), MGMT (music) and Patrick Dempsey (actor)...mother is biggest inspiration...best swimming moment was getting 200 back junior national cut time...undecided on major.
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