Kelsi Worrell: 2 national championships for Louisville

Two national championships already in the books for University of Louisville for the 2014-15 academic year.

Kelsi Worrell clams the hardware for UofL.
Kelsi Worrell clams two NCAA championships .

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.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  • March 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    An incredible accomplishment for an incredible individual. Way to go Kelsi!

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