Solik Wraps Up Historic Swimming Career At Nationals

Solik Wraps Up Historic Swimming Career At Nationals

FRANKLIN, Ind. (March 20, 2017) – This past weekend, senior Regina Solik, one of the most decorated female athletes in Franklin College history, wrapped up her swimming career at the 2017 NCAA Swimming & Diving National Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. 

A native of Clayton, Ind., Solik became the first female in Franklin College history to qualify for the National Championships. She is the team record holder in the 50-yard freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay. She holds the six fastest times in school history in the 50 freestyle as well as nine of the top 10 and the six fastest times in school history in the 100 freestyle. In total, she has broken school records 19 times.
During her career at Franklin, the women's team has been named as an Academic All-American team every year and has also won the Heartland Conference Invitational every year. She was part of the first gold medal-winning relay in Franklin College history at the 2016 Liberal Arts Championships and added gold medals in three relays at the 2017 Liberal Arts Championships. Along with her gold medal individual performances in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle, she helped lead the Franklin women to their first ever Liberal Arts Championship in 2017. 

Solik is a double major in Spanish and Mathematics. She has traveled abroad multiple times and balanced those endeavors with her goals in the pool and as a teammate. She is an outstanding student, having earned several academic accolades, including three-time academic all-conference, Chi Alpha Sigma honors, President's List, Dean's List and other academic scholarships and honors. Though a double major, she is one of few females to take on the rigor of an Applied Mathematics degree from Franklin College and excel. She also served as a Student Ambassador in the Admissions Department giving regular tours to families considering Franklin College.

 

--NCAA Championships National Qualifier (first female in FC history): 2017

--Liberal Arts All-Championship Team – 50 freestyle: 2017, 2016, 2015

--Liberal Arts All-Championship Team – 100 Freestyle: 2017, 2016

--Liberal Arts All-Championship Team – 200 Freestyle Relay: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

--Liberal Arts All-Championship Team – 400 Freestyle Relay: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

--Liberal Arts All-Championship Team – 200 Medley Relay: 2017, 2016

--Liberal Arts All-Championship Team – 400 Medley Relay: 2017, 2016

--Liberal Arts Individual Champion – 50 Freestyle: 2017

--Liberal Arts Individual Champion – 100 Freestyle: 2017

--Liberal Arts Relay Champion – 200 Free Relay: 2017, 2016

--Liberal Arts Relay Champion – 400 Free Relay: 2017, 2016

--Liberal Arts Relay Champion – 400 Medley: 2017

--Heartland Conference Champion – 200 Medley Relay: 2016

--Heartland Conference Champion – 400 Freestyle Relay: 2015, 2014

--Heartland Conference Champion – 50 Freestyle: 2016

--Team Record Holder – 50 Freestyle

--Team Record Holder – 100 Freestyle

--Team Record Holder – 200 Freestyle Relay

--Team Record Holder – 400 Freestyle Relay

--Team Record Holder – 200 Medley Relay

--Team Record Holder – 400 Medley Relay