2005 World Championship Finalist
Two-time Olympian (Estonia)
CSCAA Academic All-American
SEC Academic Honor Roll
Senior Season (2005-06)
Swam the second leg on the third-place finishing 200 and 400 free relays at the NCAA Championship ... Turned in the fastest split of the group on both free relays, 22.27 (200) and 48.37 (400) ... Was the leadoff leg on the 800 free relay that ended up third (7:07.12) ... Swam anchor on the fifth-place finishing 200 and 400 medley relay's at the NCAA's ... Had a 22.41 split on the 200 medley relay and a 48.61 split on the 400 medley relay ... Also competed in the consol's of the 50 (22.53) and 100 (48.99) free's ... Finished national's with seven All-America honors ... Had career best finishes in the 50 and 100 free's at the SEC Championships ... Came in third in the 50 with a time of 22.61 and was fourth in the 100 (49.70) ... Swam the consol's of the 200 free at SEC's ... Swam a season best 22.22 split on the second leg on the 200 free relay that finished runner-up (1:30.63) ... Also swam the second leg of the second place 400 free relay (49.16 split) ... Swam a 21.85 free split as anchor of the 200 medley relay that finished fourth.
Junior Season (2004-05)
Swam personal best times in the 50m free (25.28) and 100m free (55.81) at the World Championship ... Finalist in the 50 free and semifinalst in 100 free at World Championship ... Set a new Estonian record in the 100 free (25.28) in the semifinals at World's ... Finished third at NCAAs in the 100 free with a new PR of 48.71 to earn All-American honors ... Also swam to a new personal best in the 50 free with a time of 22.25 in the prelim's and ended up All-American by finishing fifth in the final (22.43) ... Earned three more All-American honors swimming on the 200, 400 and 800 free relay's ... Anchored the 200 free and 200 medley relay's at SECs that finished runner-up ... Also swam with the 400 free relay at SECs ... Came in fifth in the 50 free (22.67), sixth in the 100 free (49.52) and ninth in the 200 free (1:48.27) at the conference championships.
Sophomore Season (2003-04)
Represented her native Estonia in the XXVIII Olympics for the second time...Competed in both the 50- and 100-meter freestyles in Athens ... Ranked 17th in 50 free (24.87) in the SCM World Rankings ... Earned her first All-America honor in the 50 free at the national championships with a time of 25.01 after going 24.87 in prelims ... Also earned her first honorable mention All-America honor in the 100 free, placing ninth (54.98) ... Swam the third leg of the NCAA runner-up 200 free relay with a split of 24.81 ... Competed as an exhibition swimmer at SEC Championships ... Clocked a 49.37 in the 100 free, which would have placed her in the championship finals ... Time of 22.97 in the 50 free would have placed her in the consolation finals ... Also swam the 200 free (1:50.85).
Freshman Season (2002-03)
Competed at the FINA World Championships in the 50m free (26.81) and 100 free (57.45) ... Placed second in the consolation finals of the 100m free (56.94) and third in the consolation finals of the 50m free (26.55) at the World University Games ... Swam the second leg of the NCAA runner-up 200 free relay (1:29.04) with a split of 22.72 ... All-America honorable mention in the 50 free (23.12) placing 15th after a prelims time of 22.93 ... Swam the 100 free at NCAAs, placing 20th (50.00) ... Exhibitioned at SEC Championships ... Time of 22.88 in the 50 free at the SEC Championships would have placed fourth in the finals ... 50.33 in the 100 free would have placed seventh in the finals ... Also swam the 200 free (1:52.46) ... Joined the Tigers from Estonia in January.
High School: Graduated from Estonian Sport Gymnasium in 2002...Competed in the Sydney Olympics as well as the World and European Championships ... Semi-finaled in the 50 free in the 2000 Olympic Games ... Swam for Igor Filin in high school ... Also swam for Tiit-Urmas Reiter with the Kalev club team.
Personal: Full name is Jana Kolukanova ... Parents are Eevi and Vitali Kolukanova ... Born August 4, 1981 ... Mother played baksetball in college ... Also has a brother, Andrei, who played basketball for TTU University in Estonia ... Majoring in psychology.
Career Best Times (SCY)
50 Free - 22.25
100 Free - 48.71