Swimming & Diving

AsiaSeidt

  • class Senior
  • Hometown Louisville, Ky.
  • Major Kinesiology
  • High school Sacred Heart

Full List of Honors & Awards

Top Times (SCY):
100 Backstroke: 50.68 (2019 NCAA Championships, 03/22/19)
200 Backstroke: 1:48.65 (2019 NCAA Championships, 03/23/19)
200 IM: 1:53.04 (2018 SEC Championships, 02/15/18)
400 IM: 4:09.33 (2016 Ohio State Fall Invite, 11/19/16)
100 Freestyle: 48.65 (2018 SEC Championships, 02/18/18)
200 Freestyle: 1:44.92 (2019 Ohio State Fall Invite, 11/22/19)
100 Butterfly: 52.83 (2015 Winter Junior Nationals – East, 12/11/15)
200 Butterfly: 1:57.11 (2015 IN CSC Winter Invitational, 01/17/15)
 
Top Times (LCM):

100 Freestyle: 57.22 (2019 TYR Pro Swim Series Bloomington, 05/17/19)
200 Freestyle: 2:01.54 (2017 U.S. Open, 08/05/17)
50 Backstroke: 29.32 (2017 Phillips 66 National Championships, 06/29/17)
100 Backstroke: 1:00.57 (2018 TYR Pro Series Columbus, 07/08/18)
200 Backstroke: 2:08.56 (2019 World University Games, 07/05/19)
200 Butterfly: 2:09.61 (2019 Phillips 66 National Championships, 07/31/19)
200 IM: 2:12.30 (2018 Phillips 66 National Championships, 07/29/18)
400 IM: 4:47.28 (2017 Atlanta Classic, 05/12/17)
 
Career Notes:

  • 2021 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award Winner
  • 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year 
  • 2020 H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2020 CoSIDA At-Large Academic Female Team Member of the Year
  • 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier 
  • 2019, 2020 CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-America First Team
  • 2018, 2019, 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
  • 2019 Gold Medalist at Phillips 66 National Championships in 200 Backstroke
  • 2019 Silver Medalist at Phillips 66 National Championships in 400 Medley Relay
  • 2019 Silver Medalist at World University Games (Team USA) in 200 Backstroke
  • 2019 NCAA Elite 90 recipient
  • 2019 Arthur Ashe Female Sports Scholar of the Year
  • 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars First Team
  • 2019 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • 2017-18, 2018-19 USA Swimming National Team
  • 2018, 2019 U.S. World University Games Team
  • 2017, 2018, 2019, *2020 NCAA qualifier
  • 21-time All-America honors total at NCAA Championships (2017-2020)
    • Eight-time First Team All-American
      • 2017…. 800 Freestyle Relay (6th place) 
      • 2017………..200 Backstroke (3rd place) 
      • 2017…. 200 Individual Medley (8th place) 
      • 2018…. 200 Individual Medley (7th place) 
      • 2018……………200 Backstroke (2nd place) 
      • 2019…. 200 Individual Medley (5th place) 
      • 2019…………… 100 Backstroke (5th place) 
      • 2019…………… 200 Backstroke (3rd place) 
    • Eight-time Honorable Mention All-American
    • ^Five-time honorary All-America (due to canceled 2020 NCAA Championships)
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 All-SEC First Team
  • 2020 All-SEC Second Team
  • Four-time SEC Champion
    • 2017 200 Backstroke
    • 2018 100 Backstroke
    • 2018 200 Backstroke
    • 2019 200 Backstroke
  • Five-time SEC Silver Medalist
    • 2017 800 Freestyle Relay
    • 2018 200 Individual Medley
    • 2019 100 Backstroke
    • 2020 200 Backstroke
    • 2020 800 Freestyle Relay
  • Six-time SEC Bronze Medalist
    • 2017 100 Backstroke
    • 2019 400 Medley Relay
    • 2019 800 Freestyle Relay
    • 2020 100 Backstroke
    • 2020 400 Medley Relay
    • 2020 200 Individual Medley
  • 2018, 2019, 2020 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team
  • 2017 SEC Freshman Female Swimmer of the Year
  • 2017 SEC All-Freshman Team 
  • 2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team

2019-20 (Senior): Named SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Named CoSIDA At-Large Academic Female Team Member of the Year … Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Contributed 82 individual points at the 2020 SEC Championships … Earned a silver medal and an NCAA “A” cut in the 200 backstroke in 1:48.86 at the SEC Championships … Earned a bronze medal in the 200 IM in 1:53.70 at the SEC Championships … Earned a bronze medal and an NCAA “A” cut in the 100 backstroke in 50.73 at the SEC Championships … Earned a silver medal and an NCAA “A” cut in the 800 freestyle relay in 6:56.66 (1:43.38 split) … Earned a bronze medal and an NCAA “A” cut in the 400 medley relay in 3:29.69 (50.90 split) … Qualified for the 2020 NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 IM … Qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 and 200 backstroke, 100 and 200 butterfly and the 200 IM … Named Miss Wildcat at the UK Athletic Department’s annual CATSPY Awards … Earned the Wildcat of the Year Award, Bob Bradley Scholarship Award and Captain’s Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to the 2020 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2018-19 (Junior): Named Arthur Ashe Female Sports Scholar of the Year and selected to the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars First Team, named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and named to the All-SEC First Team, received the NCAA Elite 90 honor … Became the three-time defending SEC Champion in the 200 back (1:49.31) … Earned a silver medal in the 100 back (51.16), and two bronze medals in the 400 medley relay (3:31.27) and the 800 free relay (6:56.23) at the SEC Championships … Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 back and the 200 IM … Earned All-America honors (six) in each of her events (three ind., three relays) … Earned an NCAA bronze medal in the 200 back (50.68) to break a school record, earned fifth place in the 100 back (1:48.65) to break a school record, earned fifth place in the 200 IM (1:53.54), earned 10th in the 800 free relay (6:58.05), earned 15th in the 400 medley relay (3:32.24), and earned 15th in the 400 free relay (3:14.59) to break a school record … It marked the first time in Seidt’s career that she earned First Team All-America honors in each of her individual swims (three), and in the process, Seidt became a 16-time NCAA All-America, including eight First Team distinctions … Seidt’s 16 All-America honors is the most of any female in program history (swimmer or diver), it ties the most of any athlete in program history (male or female), and her eight First Team All-America distinctions in the most of any athlete in program history (male or female) … Named to the 2018-19 USA Swimming National Team in the 200 back for the second straight season … Named to the 2019 World University Games Team in the 200 back for the second straight selection … Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team. .. Received the MVP Award and the Bob Bradley Scholarship Award at the end of year banquet … Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2017-18 (Sophomore): The NCAA Silver Medalist in the 200 back on a school-record time of 1:49.24 … Finished seventh in the 200 IM in 1:53.78 at the NCAA Championships … Won the consolation final of the 100 back at the NCAA Championships with a time of 51.04 … First Team All-American in the 200 back and 200 IM … All-America Honorable Mention in the 100 back, 800 free relay and 400 medley relay … Swept the back events at the SEC Championships … Won the SEC title in the 200 back for the second straight year with a time of 1:49.65 … First-ever Wildcat swimmer to win back-to-back titles in a single event … Set a new school record of 50.86 in the 100 back to win the SEC crown … Took silver in the 200 IM at the SEC Championships with a program record time of 1:53.04 … Scored the third-most points of any female at the SEC Championships … First Team All-SEC for the second consecutive year … Named SEC Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 21 after winning all of her events at the Ohio State Fall Invite … Earned a spot on the 2017-18 USA Swimming National Team after finishing third in the 200 back (2:08.99) at the Phillips 66 National Championships … Placed fourth in the 200 back (2:10.31) at the World University Games in Taipei … Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team and CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team … Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2016-17 (Freshman): Named 2017 SEC Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year, the first UK swimmer to ever earn the accolade … Earned First-Team All-America distinction in the 200 back, finishing third with a new school-record time of 1:49.63 … Named First Team All-American in the 200 IM after placing eighth overall … Named First Team All-American as part of UK’s record-breaking 800 free relay team, which finished sixth at the NCAA Championships … Finished 12th in the 100 back at the NCAA Championships in 51.59 to garner All-America Honorable Mention distinction … Earned All-America Honorable Mention as a part of the 400 medley relay team that placed 16th … Became the first UK freshman swimmer to win an SEC title when she took first in the 200 back in 1:50.22 at the SEC Championships … Won bronze in the 100 back (51.40) and finished fourth in the 200 IM (1:55.19) at the SEC Championships … Selected to All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Freshman Team … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 24 … Recipient of the team’s MVP Award at the end of year banquet … Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
 
Prior to UK: The No. 7 recruit by CollegeSwimming.com and the top recruit from Kentucky overall in 2016 … U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in 200 free, 100 and 200 fly, 200 back and 200 IM …  NCSA Junior National Championship title in the 200 back in 2:11.96 and was a USA Swimming Junior National qualifier in eight events as well as a USA Swimming National qualifier in six events. … Competed for Sacred Heart Academy and Lakeside Seahawks … Member of the National Honor Society.

*The NCAA Championships were canceled because of the COVID-19 public-health threat.
^The CSCAA board adjusted the All-America selection criteria to recognize a group of individuals who would have had the opportunity to compete for All-America status at the canceled 2020 NCAA Championships.

Read more