AS A SENIOR (2010-11): Member of the school record-breaking 200 medley relay (1:38.97) at the BIG EAST Championships … that performance was her six All-BIG EAST honor … also notched a ninth place finish with a 55.03 in the 100 fly and a 12th-place finish in the 100 free at the league championships … the 100 free showing was a personal best while the 100 fly swim was a top season time … touched the pad in 24.80 in the 50 free for a top season time … recorded her third straight BIG EAST Academic All-Star honor … graduated from Notre Dame as the record holder in the 100 fly and a member of the record setting 200 medley relay … holds three of the top 10 100 fly times in Notre Dame history.
AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Turned in season-best times in both the 100 and 200 fly at the BIG EAST Championships … finished in third place in the 100 fly with a time of 54.25 … her performance earned her all-conference honors as well as an NCAA B-cut time … touched the wall in seventh place in the 200 fly in a time of 2:02.47 for another season-best time … the 200 fly performance was an over 10 second improvement from the beginning of the season … rewrote her personal records in the sprint freestyle events at the Hoosierland Invitational with times of 23.77 in the 50 free and 52.02 in the 100 free … recorded an additional personal best with her time of 58.41 in the preliminary session of the 100 back … member of the 200 medley relay that broke the Rolf[apos]s Aquatic pool record against Louisville with a time of 1:42.61 … competed in 10 fly events for the Irish over the course of the season … recipient of the annually awarded Golden Dumbell for excellence in the weight room.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Came through with a tremendous year after recovering from shoulder surgery … earned four all-BIG EAST honors … had a hand in three BIG EAST titles and three school records (100 fly, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay) … blitzed the field in the 100 fly (53.46) at the BIG EAST Championships … part of the first-place finishing and record-setting tandems in the 200 medley relay (1:39.61) and 400 medley relay (3:36.20) … bettered the 200 medley relay standard at the Boiler-Make-It Invitational in 1:39.29 … just missed out on a BIG EAST sweep by finishing second in the 200 fly (2:00.77) … also swam the 50 free (23.80) at the league meet and the 100 free (53.10) at the Ohio State Invitational … won team[apos]s Most Honorable award … represented the Irish by swimming the 100 fly at the World Championships Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.
AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Hindered by an injury that sidelined her for most of the season … swam in a pair of races for the Irish … logged a 57.21 in the 100 fly during a home meet versus USC … at Minnesota, she shelved a 57.77 in the 100 fly … took part in the 100 fly at the U.S. Olympic Trails.
THE KUHLKE FILE: Ten-time All-American and scholastic All-American … earned all-state honors all four years in high school … holds Plano West (Texas) records in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly … also holds records in the 200 and 400 free relay … three time district champion … two-time regional champion … Texas state champion and team captain her senior season … member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society … born on April 3, 1989, in Minneapolis, Minn. … daughter of Sheryl and John Kuhlke … has three siblings … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in finance and from the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in history.
Kuhlke[apos]s Career Bests
|50 Free||23.77||Hoosierland Invite (2009)|
|100 Free||51.81||BIG EAST (2011)|
|100 Back||58.41||Hoosierland Invite (2009)|
|100 Fly||53.46||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 Fly||2:00.77||BIG EAST (2009)|