Swimming & Diving

OliviaMendenhall

  • position Breast
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Springfield, Mo.
  • Major Dietetics
  • High school Kickapoo High School

Top Times (SCY):
50 Breaststroke: 28.56 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/18/22)
100 Breaststroke: 1:01.15 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/18/22)
200 Breaststroke: 2:11.29 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/19/22)
200 IM: 2:03.28 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/16/22)

Top Times (LCM):
50 Breaststroke: 32.98 (Jenks Speedo Sectionals, 7/18/19)
100 Breaststroke: 1:10.28 (Jenks Speedo Sectionals, 3/13/21)
200 Breaststroke: 2:33.52 (Jenks Speedo Sectionals, 3/11/21)

In the Record Book:

  • No. 9 in 100 breast (2022), 200 breast (2022)

2021-22 (Freshman): Finished 13th in the 200 breast (2:11.29) and 23rd in the 100 breast (1:01.15) at the SEC Championships, earning lifetime bests in both events … Placed 13th in the 200 breast (2:13.38) and 17th in the 100 breast (1:02.05) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had 10 top-8 finishes throughout the dual meet season … Was the runner-up in both the 100 breast (1:02.65) and 200 breast (2:17.11) versus Cincinnati … Raced to second in the 100 breast (1:04.03) and third in the 200 breast (2:20.23) against Ohio … Took second in the 100 breast (1:03.00) in a tilt with Marshall … Won the Freshman Award at the program’s annual award banquet.

Prior to UK: Swam for Springfield Aquatics where she was a 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, placing 21st in the 100-meter breaststroke at Wave I in Omaha, Neb. … Finaled in the 100-meter breaststroke at both the Junior National Championships and Toyota U.S. Open in 2019 … Finished 20th in both breaststroke events at the 2020 TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville … Has posted eight top-5 finishes at Sectional Championships … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. 

Personal: Daughter of Bridgette and Brian Mendenhall … Has a younger brother, Brock … Was her high school’s valedictorian.

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