Louisville Gets Verbal From Former NAG Record-Holder Tristen Ulett For Class of 2024

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NEW COMMIT: Brookhaven, Ga. native and high school junior Tristen Ulett has announced her verbal intention to swim for Louisville as a member of the class of 2024. Ulett was named Swimming World‘s Up & Comer for April 2016.

Ulett swims year-round with Dynamo Swim Club and has the Junior Nationals – or better – standard in nine different events. She notched two personal bests at Nationals this past summer and was the 100 fly runner-up at Juniors East last winter. When she was 14 years old, Ulett broke the 13-14 NAG record in the 100 fly with a time of 52.97. Although that record has since been broken by Regan Smith, Ulett became the first 13-14 girl to crack the 53-second mark and is still ranked No. 2 in both fly events for that age group.

She told Swimming World:

“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Louisville!! I wouldn’t have made it here without God, the tremendous support of my wonderful family, coaches, and teammates. I can’t wait to train with an amazing group of swimmers and under such a wonderful coaching staff! I couldn’t be any happier!! GO CARDS!!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.37
  • 100 free – 49.75
  • 200 free – 1:47.38
  • 100 back – 54.31
  • 200 back – 1:58.52
  • 100 fly – 52.94
  • 200 fly – 1:56.07
  • 200 IM – 1:58.50

Ulett’s versatility will be extremely valuable when she suits up for the Cardinals in the fall of 2020. Even with just under two years of club swimming still to go, Ulett would’ve scored in the A-final of the 200 fly and the B-final of the 100 fly and 200 IM at the 2018 ACC Championships. She would’ve been just shy of the NCAA invitation cutoff in the 200 fly as well.

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