Kelsi Worrell, winner of two NCAA championships for the University of Louisville in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly swimming competition two weeks ago, prepares to throw out the opening pitch for the University of Louisville vs. Kentucky baseball game Wednesday at Jim Patterson Stadium. She threw a fast ball for a strike but the game was postponed due to another April deluge and may be rescheduled.
Two national championships already in the books for University of Louisville for the 2014-15 academic year.
Kelsi Worrell, a junior swimmer, earned two national titles in winning the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly events over the weekend in the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Greensboro, N.C.
Worrell not only won two national championships but she set new NCAA and US Open 100 butterfly records twice on the same day Friday, becoming the first woman to finish in under 50 seconds. She completed a preliminary event in 49.89 seconds and won the championship with her 49.81 time.
“I just want to give all the glory to God, I wouldn’t be here without him,” said Worrell. “I just want to give all the glory to him. I want to thank all my teammates. I have so many family members in the stands and I am just so grateful that they are here and that I get to share this with them.”
Worrell won her second national championship on Saturday, winning the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 1:51.11 and a sweep of the competition.
Kelsi, who hails from Westampton, N.J., missed much of the competition last year while she was coping with mononucleosis.
The UofL women’s team finished sixth in the overall competition. California was first, followed by Georgia, Stanford, Texas A&M and Virginia.