Swimming & Diving
Shawna Sechrist - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Saltsburg

Major – Undeclared

2001-02 – Holds the second-fastest time in the 100y backstroke (56.47) and third-fastest in the 200y backstroke (2:00.36) in UK history, both set at the Nike Cup … Recorded NCAA “B” cuts in both the 100y- and 200y backstrokes … Swam at the SEC Championships, scoring points for an 11th-place finish in the 200y backstroke and a 13th-place finish in the 100y backstroke … Also swam the 50y freestyle, finishing 34th at the conference championships … Had a strong showing at the Nike Cup, winning the 200y backstrokes and finishing as the runner-up in the 100y backstroke … Also placed 23rd in the 50y freestyle … Time of 2:00.36 in the 200y backstroke was the 49th-fastest time recorded in collegiate competition for the year … Placed 14th in the 100y backstroke at the SEC East Extravaganza … Also saw action in the LSU/Tennessee, Louisville, South Carolina/Arkansas and Indiana/Cincinnati dual meets … Academic All-America honorable mention.

2000-01 – Worked her way onto UK’s career top-10 list in both the 100 and 200 backstroke… Member of the 400 freestyle relay that made the NCAA “B” cut… Placed 12th in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes at SECs… Placed second as part of a UK sweep in the 100 backstroke at Cincinnati… Placed third in 100 backstroke against both Arkansas and South Carolina… Took fourth place in both the 200 backstroke and 200 freestyle versus LSU… Member of 400-medley relay that captured first place and 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams that placed second at Texas A&M Invitational… Placed second in 200 backstroke, ninth in 100 backstroke and 10th in 200 freestyle at Texas A&M Invitational… Swam a leg for the 400 freestyle relay team that placed first at Indiana and second at Tennessee… Placed fifth in 200 freestyle and sixth in 200 backstroke… Swam to an eighth-place finish in 100 backstroke while also competing in the 50 and 100 freestyles at SEC East Extravaganza… Finished third in 200 backstroke in first meet of the season vs. Louisville… Academic All-America honorable mention.

Pre-College – High school All-American in 100 backstroke… Honorable Mention All-American in 200 freestyle… Placed second in state championships in the 100 and 200 freestyles… Six-time Junior Nationals qualifier… Academic All-American, Scholastic All-American, and a member of the AMS Academic ‘A’ Team… Lists her most memorable moment in sports as placing sixth in the 400 freestyle relay at Junior Nationals her senior year… Brother Shane swam at Indiana (Pa.) University.

Best Times – 50 freestyle – 24.81; 100 freestyle – 53.95; 200 freestyle – 1:53.85; 100 backstroke – 56.47; 200 backstroke – 2:00.36.

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