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Rudy Edelen
Rudy Edelen


Bowling Green, Kentucky

High School:
Bowling Green High School



No. 4/19 Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Beat Kentuck

Men win 211-89 and Women prevail 155-145.


No. 5/9 Swimming and Diving Swamp No. 22/20 Florida State

Cards sweep Noles


Swimming and Diving Win Louisville Invitational

19 Cardinal swimmers made NCAA B-cuts in a total of 38 events


Swimming and Diving Complete Day 2 Prelims

38 Cards advance to A-finals


Swimming and Diving Lead Louisville Invitational After Day 2

Cards lead WKU, SIU, UConn, Missouri State

Junior: Rudy competed in the freestyle events for the Cardinals, swimming the 100- and 200-freestyle events. He has also added depth in the freestyle relay races. His top time this season in the in the 100-free was 44.91, and his best time in the 200-free was 1:39.00, both recorded at the Michigan Invite. He competed at AAC's as an exhibition swimmer, participating in the 50-, 100- and 200-freestyle races. His times were 20.65, 45.16, and 1:39.29, respectively.

Sophomore: As a sophomore Edelen competed in his first BIG EAST Championships as an exhibition swimmer. He swam his season best times at BIG EAST, 20.86 in the 50-freestyle, 45.14 in the 100-freestyle, and went 1:39.39 in the 200-freestyle. At the Purdue Invite, he recorded a 20.95 in the 50-freestyle, 45.27 in the 100-freestyle, and 1:40.07 in the 200-freestyle. He also swam the 100-butterfly at the Purdue Invite in 50.96. Edelen swam the second leg on the 4th place finish, 800-freestyle relay where he split a 1:40.36.

Freshman: Edelen competed at the Ohio Stat Winter Invite, where he turned in his best performances of the season. In the 200-free, he set a new personal best in a time of 1:41.20. He also set a best time in the 100-fly, with a 50.71. He posted a 21.28 in the 50-free and a 45.98 in the 100-free, which were both season best times. In dual meet action, Edelen recorded a fourth place finish in the 100- and 200-free against Cincinnati and Eastern Michigan. He also finished third in the 100-free in his first collegiate dual meet against Xavier.

Prep: Kentucky native Rudy Edelen comes to the `Ville from Bowling Green. The Bowling Green High School and Southern Kentucky Swim Club product was a finalist in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2010 Kentucky High School State Meet. In 2011, Edelen took top honors in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 45.75. Edelen also placed second in the 50-yard freestyle and was on the runner-up 200-medley relay team along with Harry Griffin, Will Kilgore and Corey Pruitt.

Personal: He is the son of Tim and Mary Edelen. Born Sept. 24, 1992. Major is Finance.

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