Maria Turcanu
Maria Turcanu
Height: 5-6
Year: So.
Hometown: Hickory, NC
High School: Saint Stephens
Position: Free
Major: Undecided
Parents: Nicolae & Vera Turcan

Career Best Times:

26.26 50 Free 10/22/2016 vs. Queens University
1:51.66 200 Free 2/14/2018 UAA Championships
4:51.99 500 Free 2/14/2018 UAA Championships
10:40.38 1000 Free 1/7/2017 vs. Florida Southern
2:32.52 200 Breast 11/5/2016 vs. SCAD
1:01.38 100 Fly 10/21/2017 vs. BSC
2:02.03 200 Fly 3/15/2017 NCAA Div. III Championships
2:15.31 200 IM 11/3/2017 Emory Invitational
4:22.10 400 IM 3/21/2018 NCAA Div. III Championships


2017 All-America Honorable Mention 500 Free 9th
200 Fly 10th
University Athletic Association Rookie of the Year
UAA Champion 200 Fly
All-UAA 200 Fly 1st
500 Free 2nd
2018 All-America 500 Free 5th
400 IM 6th
All-UAA 500 Free 2nd

Prior to Emory:

Competed four years for the Saint Stephens swimming & diving team...Was a team captain during her senior season...Recorded career-best times in the 200 Free (1:51.82), 500 Free (4:55.86), 400 IM (4:27.61) and 200 Breast (2:20.26)...USA Swimming Scholastic All-American recipient.


Daughter of Nicolae and Vera Turcan...Born on August 13th...Brother, Sava, was a member of the Harvard swim team.

Why she chose Emory?

"I chose Emory because of the great balance between academics and athletics. Everyone on the team represents what it truly means to work hard in the classroom and in the pool. I also chose Emory because of the many opportunities that are available here."