ECU junior is the first male to compete in the NCAAs since 1979
11 men and one woman achieved all-league status this season
Ladies place fourth, while men claim third-place
The ladies remain in fourth-place, while the men continue to occupy third
Ladies finish the season 9-1 and the men post a 6-2 record
Will serve as team co-captain during the 2014-15 campaign.
As A Junior (2013-14): NCAA Division I Men's Championship participant in the 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 200 IM ... Tallied 60 points at the Conference USA Invitational ... Earned all-conference honors in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 400 medley relay ... Captured the silver medal in the 200 breaststroke and the bronze in the 100 breaststroke ... Claimed first place in the 200 breaststroke and second in the 200 IM at the Nike Cup ... Competed in eight dual meets ... Posted 26 medal finishes, including 21 first-place touches ... Set the ECU varsity record in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM ... Voted the team's Most Outstanding Swimmer ... Member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Made the ECU Honor Roll during the spring semester.
As A Sophomore (2012-13): Earned All-Conference USA honors with a second-place finish in the 200 breaststroke at the league's year-end meet ... Also received all-league honors as a member of the bronze medal winning 400 medley relay team ... Placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke and 12th in the 200 IM to finish with a final C-USA Invitational total of 36 points ... 200 breaststroke Nike Cup Champion ... Earned the bronze medal in the 400 IM at the Nike Cup ... Recorded fourth-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM as well ... Participated in all eight dual meets ... Posted 12 first-place finishes during the dual meet season (six in the 200 breaststroke, three in 100 breaststroke and one in the 100 butterfly and 400 IM) ... Made the ECU Honor Roll during the fall and spring semester ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
As A Freshman (2011-12): Gold Medalist in the 200 IM at the C-USA Invitational ... Silver Medalist in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the season ending conference meet ... Earned all-conference accolades in five events ... Scored 54 points at the C-USA Invitational ... Posted NCAA `B' qualifying times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, 200 IM and a pair of relay events ... Set the ECU varsity and freshmen records in both breaststroke events and the 200 IM ... Qualified for the finals in three events at the Nike Cup ... Competed in all eight dual meets ... Tallied 11 individual first-place finished during dual meet competition, including four in the 200 breaststroke and three in the 100 breaststroke.
High School/Club: Swam for PM Delfinas under coach Kęstutis Jankevičius and SK Neptune under coach Niko Martikainen ... Holds two Lithuanian U-15 records (200 breaststroke SCM and LCM) ... Member of the U-17 Lithuanian Junior National Medley Relay record holding team ... 2007 European Youth Olympic Festival Finalist ... FINA Youth World Championship participant ... European Junior Swimming Championship competitor ... Attended the 2008 Olympic Youth Camp in Beijing.
Personal: Son of Zilvinas Čepulis & Neringa Čepuliene ... Born May 30, 1991 ... Pursuing a double major in business management and psychology ... Has one younger sister, Ugne Cepulyte.
|Cepulis' Top Times|
|Event||Time||Year||Meet||In The ECU Record Books|
|100 Breaststroke||53.88||2014||C-USA Invitational||First|
|200 Breaststroke||1:55.30||2014||C-USA Invitational||First|
|200 IM||1:47.75||2014||C-USA Invitational||Second|
|400 IM||3:58.52||2012||Nike Cup||Fifth|