Kylliainen takes home Senior of the Year, Worrell is adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year
Nick Burdi and Kelsi Worrell earned the adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year awards.
Worrell, Kylliainen, Kneppers and Claverie Return for Finals
Cards complete four days of racing in elite company
Cards swim in six finals tonight
Kelsi Worrell wins two national titles to lead UofL to program-best sixth-place finish.
Louisville Swimming & Diving v Florida State | Day 2
Louisville Swimming & Diving v North Carolina | Day 2
AAC Swimming & Diving Championship | Day 3
AAC Swimming & Diving Championships | Day 2
Sophomore: Kelsi was the runner-up in the 100-butterfly with a time of 51.09 at the NCAA Championships. She also posted a school record in the 200-fly in a fourth place finish of 1:53.63. Worrell also competed in a relay squad that posted a 4th place finish in the consolation finals. Kelsi was named to the All-American Conference team after claiming four gold and two silver medals at the American Conference Championships. She won the 100-freestyle, 200-medley relay, 400-freestyle relay, 800-freestyle relay, while placing runner-up in the 100-butterfly and 400-medley relay. Kelsi qualified in the 50-freestyle, and the 100- and 200-butterfly for the NCAA Championships. Her time of 22.40 in the 50-free put her 39th overall, with the top time being 21.54. She has the 11th-best time in the 100-fly with a time of 51.76. The best time is 51.13. Kelsi is seventh overall in the 200-fly, going 1:54.12. 1:52.19 is the top time in that event.
Freshman: Worrell had an immeasurable impact on the Cardinals as a freshman. Worrell had a breakout swim in the 100-butterfly where she set a new BIG EAST record in a time of 51.55. She held the fastest time in the nation in the 100-fly for most of the year. At the NCAA championships Worrell took 4th place in the 100-butterfly in 51.80, naming her an All- American. Also at NCAA, Worrell placed 26th in both the 50- and 100-freestyle in 22.53 and 49.10. Worrell was crowned champion at the BIG EAST Championships in the 50-freestyle in 22.62 and 100-freestyle in 49.02, alongside of her 100 butterfly. Worrell earned All- BIG EAST recognition. Worrell swam the lead leg of the meet record setting 400-freestyle relay that earned an A-cut for NCAA's. At the Charlotte UltraSwim, Worrell made the A- final in three events, placing third in the 50- and 100-meter butterfly in 26.94, and 59.33 respectively. In the 200-meter butterfly, she placed 6th in 2:15.04, 15th in the 100-meter freestyle in 57.61. At Mesa Grand Prix, Worrell took 4th in the 50-meter freestyle in 25.84, and 8th in the 100-meter freestyle 56.22. Worrell would have won the 100-meter butterfly, however swam a prelim time of 59.20. Worrell was chosen to compete at the SMU Classic and was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Prep: Senior National Qualifier and New Jersey State Champ Kelsi Worrell joins the Cardinals from Westampton, N.J. and the Jersey Storm Swim team where she was coached by Garrett Clark. Her multiple athletic achievements include All- American status in the 100-fly (54.93), 100-back (56.81), and 100-free (50.84). She has been named Rancocas Valley High School Swim Team MVP and Burlington County Swimmer of the year for four consecutive years. Kelsi had a breakout summer, getting a second swim at the USA Junior Nationals in the 100-free (57.58) made the Olympic Trials in the 100-fly. She was a three-time state champion in the 100-fly, and also won the 100-free and was named New Jersey Swimmer of the Year. Along with her many athletic accomplishments, Kelsi is an USA Swimming Scholastic All American looking to majoring in Pre-Med.
Personal: Daughter of Bob and Erica Worrell. Born July 15, 1994. Major is Exercise Science.