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Texas A&M swimmer Chloe Stepanek receives a trophy and congratulations from Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey
Texas A&M swimmer and biomedical sciences major Chloe Stepanek (left) receives her trophy and congratulations from Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey on being named the SEC Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year. | Image: Courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics Communications

Texas A&M University junior freestyler Chloe Stepanek '24 was named the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Women's Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Friday (Feb. 17) during the SEC Championships meet.

Stepanek boasts a 4.0 grade point average in biomedical sciences while ranking among the best in the nation in the 100 and 200 free. She is a College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American and a six-time CSCAA All-American. She has also been named to the Athletics Director Honor Roll, Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll and First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

A native of Northport, New York, Stepanek holds the school record in the 200 free (1:42.40), as well as the fourth-fastest time in program history in the 100 free (47.78) and the fifth-fastest time in the 50 free (22.09). She has earned three individual medals at SEC Championships, claiming a silver medal in the 200 free this week.

A two-time recipient of Texas A&M's Most Valuable Swimmer award, Stepanek has earned a spot on the 2021 and 2022 All-SEC Second Team and the 2021 SEC All-Freshman Team. She has already clocked a qualifying time for the 2024 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials and previously competed at the 2021 Trials.

Stepanek is the third Aggie earn the award, joining Lisa Bratton (2018) and Sarah Gibson (2017). She also helped Texas A&M earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Team honors this year for the 38th time under head coach Steve Bultman.

This story was originally published by Texas A&M Athletics Communications.