Kelsey Gaid
blank Kelsey Gaid
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga.

High School:
Pope

Event:
Back/Free

Record Book:
• Holds the second-best time in the 200 backstroke and the fifth-best time in the 100 backstroke in school history.
2012-2013:
• Chosen as the recipient of the UGA Athletic Association's Women's Swimming and Diving Endowed Scholarship.
2011-2012:
• Finished ninth in the 200 backstroke in the NCAA Championships.
• Competed in the 100 backstroke and the 500 freestyle at the NCAAs.
• Came in fifth in the 500 freestyle and the 200 backstroke and sixth in the 100 backstroke at the SEC Championships, helping the Lady Bulldogs win their third straight title.
• Named to the Dean's List and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll following the Fall and Spring Semesters.
• Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
• Named the recipient of the Carl and Barbara Parks Endowed Scholarship.
• Qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200 and 400 freestyle and the 100 and 200 backstroke.
2010-2011:
• Placed seventh in the 200 backstroke at the NCAAs.
• Finished third in the 200 backstroke, fourth in the 100 backstroke and seventh in the 500 freestyle in helping the Lady Bulldogs win the SEC Championship.
• Named to the 2011 Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
• Named to the 2010-11 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2009-2010:
• Came in fourth in the 200 backstroke in helping the Lady Bulldogs win the SEC title.
• Competed in the 500 freestyle, the 100 backstroke and the 200 backstroke at the NCAAs.
• Named to the Fall 2009 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
• Named to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.
High School:
• Graduated from Alan C. Pope High School with honors.
• Swam for Yit Aun Lim on the Marietta Marlins.
• Was the high school state champion in 2009 in the 500 freestyle.
• Named an Academic All-American for four years with a 4.0 GPA.
• Named First-Team All-State three times (2007-09).
• Selected as High School MVP for three years and as the team captain.
• Won Short Course Senior State High Point honors in 2008.
• Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2008 in the 100 backstroke, the 200 backstroke, the 200 freestyle and the 200 individual medley.
• Finished fourth in the 200 backstroke at the 2008 Junior Nationals.
Personal:
• Born February 5, 1991.
• Daughter of Perry and Loretta Gaid.
• Majoring in Exercise and Sports Science.
Collegiate Personal Bests:
500 Freestyle 4:40.45 11 NCAA Championships
100 Backstroke 53.02 11 SEC Championships
200 Backstroke 1:52.75 11 NCAA Championships

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