Swimming & Diving

 Christina Bechtel
Christina  Bechtel


Franklin, Tenn.

High School:
Franklin High School




UK’s Bechtel Makes National Team Debut at World University Games

UK swimmer to compete on international stage for the first time with USA Swimming


Program-record 14 Wildcats Named Scholar All-Americans

Fourteen Wildcats honored for athletic, academic success by the CSCAA


2015 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

Annual awards show held in Memorial Coliseum


Wildcats Rank Fourth on SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll

65 UK student-athletes earn spots on honor roll


Five UK Swimmers Invited to NCAA Women's Championships

Five Wildcats make up preliminary list of UK's NCAA qualifiers


MBB vs. Arkansas, 022815

Men's basketball beat Arkansas 84-67 on Saturday, February 28, 2015, in Lexington's Rupp Arena.

  • 2014-15 USA Swimming National Team Member
  • 2014 All-American in the 200 Butterfly
  • 2013 and 2014 NCAA Championships Qualifier
  • 2014 CSCAA First-Team Scholar All-American
  • Two-time SEC Female Swimmer of the Week
  • 2013, 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Top Times:
50 Freestyle: 22.68 (Ohio State Invitational, 11/22/13)
100 Freestyle: 50.32 (SEC Championships, 2/18/14)
200 Freestyle: 1:49.08 (Ohio State Invitational, 11/22/13)
50 Backstroke: 24.67 (SEC Championships, 2/18/14)
100 Backstroke 56.72 (SE Volunteer Invitational, 11/15/12)
100 Butterfly: 51.36 (Ohio State Invitational, 11/22/13)
200 Butterfly: 1:53.65 (NCAA Championships, 3/22/14)

2013-14 (Junior): Earned All-America honors with a fifth-place finish in the 200 butterfly ... Competed in three events at the 2014 NCAA Championships and helped UK place 23rd with a fifth-place finish in the 200 butterfly with a school-record time of 1:53.65 ... Named to the 2014 CSCAA Scholar All-American First Team ... Named SEC Female Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 15 and Nov. 27 ... Named to the 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Posted a runner-up finish at the SEC Championships in the 100 butterfly with a 51.69 ... Placed fourth in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a 1:55.06 ... Won two events vs. Cincinnati, the 50 freestyle in 23.93 and the 100 butterfly in 55.37 ... Won the 100 butterfly with a 54.34 and the 200 butterfly with a 2:00.75 vs. Cincinnati ... Posted the fastest time in school history in the 100 butterfly with a 51.36 and the sixth-fastest time in UK history with a 22.68 in the 50 freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational.

2011-12: Qualified for U.S. Olympic Trials in 2012 for London games ... Enjoyed multiple individual victories in her freshman campaign ... Picked up two second place finishes in the opening meet of the season against UT and IU in the 100- and 200-butterfly events ... Earned first place in the 200-butterfly and the 100-butterfly in Nashville, Tenn., over Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky ... Won the 100- and 200-butterfly in dual meets with Southern Illinois and Missouri ... Took first place in the 100 LC meter butterfly against Indiana River State College ... Swam to a first-place finish against Cincinnati in the 100-butterfly ... Battled to a second place finish in the 100-butterfly against Louisville.

Pre College: Placed second in Tennessee state 100 butterfly ... Olympic Trial qualifier in 2011 ... MTSA Swimmer of the year in 2010 ... High School All-Academic all four years of high school ... Member of French Honors Society

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