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'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'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'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)|