May 19, 2011
By Todd Mounce, Media Relations Graduate Assistant
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Lady Vol sophomore swimmer Kelsey Floyd picked up another honor recognizing her spectacular 2010-11 season on Thursday, as the Lexington, Ky., native has been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District IV First Team.
Floyd, who owns a 3.60 GPA in sport management, grabbed first team All-America honors in three events at the 2011 NCAA Championships held in Austin, Texas, and picked up honorable mention All-America accolades in four more events. She now has 11 A-A accolades in her two years at UT, four of which are first team.
An All-SEC First Team performer the past two seasons, Floyd was named SEC Swimmer of the Week on three occasions and was tabbed CollegeSwimming.com's Counsilman-Hunsaker Division I National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 12 after notching three individual wins against then No. 9 Virginia. She also was a member of the SEC and UT record setting 400y medley relay squad at the conference championships in February.
During the regular season, the sophomore star won multiple events in every dual meet or invitational she competed in, resulting in her capturing 18 first-place finishes. She also broke the longest standing Tennessee record, the 200 fly, with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:55.55.
To be eligible for Capital One Academic All-District or All-America honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Floyd, along with all other First-team Academic All-District honorees, will advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.