Closed her career as a Razorback at the 2015 SEC Championships where she set a new career best in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.15… A member of the 200 medley relay that took second place against Florida with a time of 1:43.51… Claimed a third-place finish in the 100 (56.46) and 200 (2:02.30) backstroke at Florida… Her 200 backstroke time of 2:02.30 against the Gators was ranked No. 6 nationally (Oct. 1)… Took fourth place in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:05.66 against Texas A&M… Snagged a third-place finish against the Aggies in the 200 backstroke (2:04.55)… Swam to a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (57.13) against Missouri… Took fourth in the 200 backstroke against the Tigers with a time of 2:04.11… Aided Arkansas’ 200 medley to a third-place finish at Nebraska… Claimed fourth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 57.92 and took third in the 200 backstroke (2:05.17) against the Huskers… Teamed up to help Arkansas claim third place in the 400 medley (3:35.98) at the Georgia Tech Invitational… Touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke on senior day against Missouri State with a time of 2:03.04.
Did not swim.
A member of the 3×100 relay that took first at the Arkansas Relays (2:44.61)… Snagged a third-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly against Georgia with a time of 2:03.93… Took second in the 200-yard butterfly in the Kentucky, SIU (2:04.05) double dual… Clocked a time of 54.86 in the 100-yard butterfly at the SEC Championships.
Had ten top-five finishes in the season, including five in the top three… Culminated her fantastic season by breaking the school record in the 200 back at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:56.68… That time also gave Braun an eighth-place finish in the preliminaries and a spot in the ‘A’ final, the first of her career at the SEC’s… Also had her top performances in the 200 butterfly and 100 back at the SEC’s with respective times of 2:00.99 and 55.35… Had an impressive dual meet performances with a first place finish against Kansas in the 100 back with a time of 57.86, and second place against Vanderbilt in the 200 fly with a time of 2:06.68… Also became one of nine Razorbacks to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, earning qualification in the 200 back.
Braun finished her freshman campaign as a Razorback with 11 top three finishes… Highlighted her inaugural season by breaking the all-time record in the 200 back at the 2011 Southeastern Conference Championships with a time of 1:56.94 in both the preliminary and finals rounds… Her time at the SEC Championships was an NCAA ‘B cut time and broke the record set by teammate Haley Smith just minutes before… Her top finish of the season came in the third dual meet of her Razorback career at Vanderbilt when she placed first in the 200 back with a time of 2:03.70… Marked career-best times in the 100 fly when she clocked 55.92 and the 200 fly with 2:01.92… In the first dual meet of the season against North Texas/Tulane, Braun finished second in the 200 free, but her best time in the event came against Houston when she stopped the clock at 1:54.42.
Braun, a butterfly and freestyler, is an eight-time All-American out of Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Ga… As a junior, she won the Georgia High School 4A State Championship in the 200 free and finished second in the 100 butterfly… Is a U.S. Olympics Trials Qualifier and was ranked in the National Top-10 in the 200 backstroke for her age group.
Elizabeth Ashley Braun was born August 26, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga., to Robert and Jamie Braun… She has an older brother, Robert, and an older sister, Christina… Braun was a USA Swimming All-American in 2007-08 and 2008-09… Braun is studying childhood education.