ODU Swimming & Diving BIO
Elena Oujikanova
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Elena Oujikanova 1968750
Position: Backstroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mannheim, Germany
Major: International Business

2016-2017: Placed sixth in the 200-yard medley relay against UNCW with teammates Shores, Cuomo, and Pappas (1:56.30)... Earned fifth place in the 1000-yard freestyle with a final time of 11:11.13... Came in fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.70)... Earned second place in the 500-yard freestyle against UMBC (5:34.06)... Swam to a sixth place finish in the 100-yard backstroke against UMBC (1:02.93)... Swam on the second place 400-yard freestyle relay team that finished in 3:52.63... Placed sixth in the 100-yard backstroke against Georgetown (1:02.31)... Came in fourth dring the 200-yard backstroke (2:11.44)... Participated on the forth place 400-yard freestyle relay team, finishing in 3:45.63... Placed fourth in the 200-yard medley relay against FAU with a time of 1:56.33... Swam in the 100-yard backstroke finishing second with a time of 1:01.29... Finished third in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.59... Swam in the 100-yard backstroke against ECU placing seventh with a time of 1:00.18... Came in fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with time of 2:09.49... Swam on the seventh place 200-yard medley relay team (1:58.16)... Swam in the 100-yard backstroke against GW, finished in third (1:00.25)... Swam to a third place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.83)... Swam in the 100-yard butterfly, finished fifth with a time of 1:02.40... Swam in the 200-yard IM at the 2017 C-USA Women's Championship, with a time of 2:12.76... Finished 16th in the 100-yard backstroke (58.11)... Swam the 200-yard backstroke, in 2:06.64...

2015-2016: Competed in the relay and backstroke events ... Finished 5th in the 4x50 yard medley relay at Davidson with the time of 1:51.81 … Finished 7th in the 200 yard medley relay at Navy … Came in the 8th place in 100 yard backstroke with the time of 59.82 … Swam in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke finals in the C-USA Championships … C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2014-2015: Swam in most relays for the Monarchs as well as the 100 and 200-yard backstroke events … At the conference tournament Oujikanova completed the 200 individual medley in 2:10.29 … Swam her fastest 100 and 200-yard backstrokes at the Nike Cup Invitational with times of 0:56.67 and 2:03.77 respectively … Holds fourth in the 100 back and ninth in the 200 backstroke in the ODU record book … Along with teammates, she finished the 200 medley relay in 1:48.07 and the 400 MR in 3:56.73 … Posted a 1:44.03 time in the 200 freestyle relay with teammates against UNC Wilmington … Made the 2014 Fall Dean's List with a 3.4 GPA or better …

Prior to Old Dominion: Elena begins her sophomore year at Old Dominion University after leaving her home country of Germany … Back in Germany, Oujikanova was a three-time south German champion for 18-year olds and a two-time champion of Baden-Wurttemberg for 18 year old girls …

Personal: Ilko and Katja Oujikanova are the parents of Elena … Oujikanova also has one older brother, Christo … A fun fact about Oujikanova a is that although she and her family grew up in Germany, they are actually Bulgarian … Her major is international business … 

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