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    Kylee Wells     
     
      Kylee Wells
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Russiaville, Ind.

High School:
Western H.S.

Height:
5-8

Event:
Diving

Birthdate:
05/26/1982

Club:
Indianapolis Starz (Coach: John Wingfield)

PARRINGTON ON WELLS
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"Kylee returns as the defending SEC Champion on platform, which should provide a huge confidence boost entering her senior season. I anticipate continued improvement up top but also expect her to be a major factor on springboard, where she recorded a career best three-meter score at last year's NCAA zone meet. Kylee's maturity and positive demeanor will serve as an added plus to the swimming and diving squads."

WELLS' CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
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AT TENNESSEE:

COLLEGIATE BEST TIMES
One-meter (six dives):270.45
Three-meter (six dives):294.67
Three-meter (11 dives):507.50
Platform (nine dives):470.10
2002-03: Named an honorable mention All-American with an 11th-place performance on the platform at the NCAA Championships?Established a career-best score of 507.50 in the 3m board on the way to a second-place finish at the NCAA Zone B Championships?Captured her first SEC title on the platform with a score of 452.95 at the conference championships?Did so in dramatic fashion, overtaking LSU senior Barb Gorst in the final round of dives?Also scored for Tennessee by placing 14th on the three-meter springboard at SECs?Placed second on the platform at the Georgia Invitational with a score of 404.50?Earned fifth place on the platform at the Minnesota Invitational?Recorded a career-best total of 492.50 on the 3m en route to placing fifth at Minnesota?Took second on the 1m in a dual meet against Kentucky and second on the 3m in a dual meet against Northwestern?Registered a lifetime-best 3m dual-meet score against Georgia while placing third?Named an Academic All-American and recognized on the SEC Swimming and Diving Academic Honor Roll as well as the Lady Vol Honor Roll for academic achievement?

2001-02: Qualified to compete in the 1m, 3m and platform at the NCAA Zone B Championships, however, she was only able to participate in the 1m after battling injury and illness?Notched a 456.65 in the 3m en route to placing sixth at the Indiana Invitational?Marked a season-best platform total of 394.65 to claim second place at that meet?Also took second on the platform at the Arkansas Invitational?Named to the Lady Vol Honor Roll for academic achievement?

2000-01: Earned All-America honors in her first collegiate season?Finished fifth on the platform at the NCAA Championships with a score of 423.55 in the finals?Named the SEC Freshman Diver of the Year?Recorded a second-place score of 417.20 at the NCAA Zone B Championships?Finished fourth on the platform at the SEC meet with a tally of 427.15?Also scored on the 3m with a mark of 440.55?Tallied the fourth-highest platform score ever by a Lady Vol with a 470.10 at the Indiana Invitational, where she won at the first invitational meet of her college career?Finished second on the platform at the Alabama Invitational with a total of 372.20?Recorded her best 1m finish of the season against Arizona State with a second-place total of 270.29?Marked her highest 3m tally with a third-place 280.19 against Northwestern and Auburn.

WELLS' PERSONAL FILE
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HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in diving at Western High School?All-state from 1998-2000 and an All-American in 1999?Won a state diving title in 2000?Conference and sectional champion all four years as well as regional champ for final three years of high school?Set a school record in the one-meter for both six and 11 dives?Named team MVP all four years as well as garnered All-Howard County and Co-MVP honors.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Qualified to compete in the 2002 Speedo National Championships after placing second on the platform at the Zone Championships?Competed at the 2000 U.S. Diving Junior Nationals and finished fifth on the platform?Also competed at the 2000 Senior Nationals?Claimed the 1999 East National Championship in the 16-18 girls' one-meter springboard?Also a 1999 All-American on the three-meter springboard and platform at the summer Junior Nationals?Represented the U.S. in competitions at France, Germany, Canada and The Netherlands?Finished third on the platform in Germany with the USA East/West All-Star teams.

PERSONAL: Pursuing a major in marketing?Born Kylee Evinn Wells on May 26, 1982, in Marietta, Ga?Daughter of Donald and Leslie Wells?Has one sister, Kari, 30, and one brother, David, 28?Enjoys spending time with family and friends?Biggest thrill in diving was winning the platform title at SECs in 2002?Favorite spot on campus is Neyland Stadium?Favorite food is pizza?Favorite car is a Lexus convertible?Favorite movie is Dirty Dancing?Favorite pump-up song is "Rocky Top."

ABOUT LADY VOL SWIMMING AND DIVING
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"I am honored to be part of such a respected program, and I love having a team that I can call family."

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