Swimming & Diving
Chatham Penrod - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Arcanum

2009-10: First time individual All-American placing a record breaking time and 16th finish in the 100-backstroke … Was a member of the record breaking 200- and 400-medley relays at the NCAA Championships … Set another UK record at the NCAA Championships in the 200-backstroke … Placed eighth in the 100-back at the SEC Championships and 13th in the 200-back … Finished sixth with her teammates in the 200- and 400-medley relay at SECs… Tapped in second place at the UT Invite in the same two events … Captured 18 top-three finishes during dual meet competitions in two events … Was named SEC Athlete of the Week and named to the SEC Community Service Team during the season.

2008-09: Set the UK record in the 100-backstroke with her 12th place finish in the event at the SEC Championships … Clocked in 39th in the event at the NCAA Championships … Was also a member of the school record-breaking medley relays at the conference meet with both touching in sixth place … Tapped in 19th in the 200-back and 51st in the 50-free at the conference meet … Earned four first-place finishes during dual meet competition … Was third in the 100-back and fourth in the 200-back at the UT Invitational … Set career-best times in three events.

2007-08: Redshirt season.

2006-07: An immediate impact freshman for the Wildcats who enjoyed a stellar first season … A member of the 2007 NCAA Championship squad competing as the backstroke leg of the 200-medley relay … Earned a bronze medal with the 200-medley relay team at the SEC Championships … Placed in the top-15 in two individual events in her first SEC Championships, taking 11th in the 200-back and 13th in the 100-back … Also placed 43rd in the 50-free at the conference meet … Captured six wins in dual meet competition, including two meets in which she won both backstroke events … Notched third place in the 100-back and fourth in the 200-back at the Nike Cup in November … Earned eight top-three finishes during dual meets.

Pre-College: A two-time state runner-up in the 100-backstroke … District champion in 100-meter butterfly … Two-time Daily Advocate Swimmer of the Year … Also participated in track and field in high school … Became a Wildcat because it was the right fit with the coaches, team and academics.

Best Collegiate Times: 50-freestyle: 24.29; 500-freestyle: 5:19.66; 100-backstroke: 53.08; 200-backstroke: 1:57.68; 200-individual medley: 2:04.85

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