Swimming & Diving

 Haleigh Kerns
Haleigh Kerns


Grand Bay, Ala.

High School:
St. Paul's Episcopal



2007-08: Placed 25th in the 500-freestyle at the SEC Championships ... Touched in 28th at SECs in the 200-freestyle ... Finished 22nd in the 1650-freestyle at the SEC Championships ... Also had a seventh place finish in the 200-freestyle at the Nike Cup ... Finished in the top-20 in three other races at the Nike Cup, the 500-freestyle, 1650-freestyle, and the 100-freestyle ... Tapped in third or better nine times at during dual meet season ... Finished first in the 500-freestyle at Alabama ... Also had a first place finish in the 200-freestyle at Cincinnati ... Recorded her best career times in three events, the 200-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and the 100-butterfly.

2006-07: Named to the SEC All-Academic team ... Earned her first career points for the Wildcats at the SEC Championships with a 15th place showing in the 1650-freestyle ... Also recorded 28th in the 200-free and 33rd in the 500-free ... Claimed two dual meet victories in the 500-free in meets against Louisville and Cincinnati ... At the Nike Cup, she earned a top-10 finish in the 500-free when she tapped in ninth ... Took 19th in the 200-free and 28th in the 100-free ... Earned eight top-three finishes in four different events during dual meet competition.

2005-06: Placed 21st in the 500-freestyle and 23rd in the 200-free at the SEC Championships ... Touched in fifth in the 200-free, eighth in the 500-free, 23rd in the 100-free and 33rd in the 50-free at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Took third in the 100-butterfly against Cincinnati ... Finished fourth in the 200-free against Louisville ... Placed third in the 200-free against South Carolina ... Took third in the 200-free in the tri-meet with Alabama and LSU ... Finished second in the 500-free in the dual meet against Texas A&M and Illinois.

Pre-College: High School All-American ... Team captain and MVP ... Captured Southeastern Zone Championship and State Championship ... Named A.S. Mitchell Female Athlete of the Year ... Garnered Academic All-American honors ... Chose UK over Alabama, South Carolina and Texas A&M because of the athletic and academic opportunities, the experienced coaching staff and the positive attitude of her new teammates.

Best Collegiate Times: 200-freestyle: 1:51.05; 500-freestyle: 4:55.98; 100-butterfly: 58.31; 1000-freestyle: 10:11.95; 1650-freestyle: 16:58.85; 50-butterfly: 27.35; 100-freestyle: 52.19

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