University of Iowa Athletics
Fly/IM

Kelsey Drake

Class Sr.
Hometown Marion, Iowa
High School Linn-Mar

Hawk Item — School record holder in the 100 fly (53.12), 200 fly (1:55.89), and 400-medley relay (3:36.18)… also second in the 200 IM (1:59.41).

2019-20 Honors — CSCAA All-American in the 200-yard butterfly… CSCAA First-Team Scholar All-American… named the Iowa Swimming Team MVP and recipient of the Alison Pennington Haddon Strength of Character Award… Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 18… Iowa’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List honoree during the fall semester. 2019-20 — NCAA qualifier in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM… did not compete at the NCAA Championships after the season was canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying standards in the 100 fly (53.14), 200 fly (1:55.89), and 200 IM (1:59.41)… posted school records in the 200 fly (1:55.89) and 400-medley relay (3:36.18)…  scored in five events at the Big Ten Championships… qualified for the “A” final and was seventh in the 100 fly (53.14), ninth in the 200-medley (1:39.94) and 400-medley (3:36.18) relays, 12th in 200 fly (1:58.54), and 18th in 200 IM (1:59.41)… recorded collegiate bests in 50 free (23.33), 100 free (50.82), 200 free (1:52.91), and 200 breast (2:21.14)… member of the team-leading 200-medley relay (1:39.94)… collected 12 dual meet victories over six different opponents.

2018-19 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 12… Academic All-Big Ten selection… named to the Dean’s List during the fall and spring semesters… recipient of Iowa’s Strength & Conditioning Award. 2018-19 — Swam to NCAA “B” cut times in the 100 fly (53.12) and 200 fly (1:58.60)… broke the school record in the 100 fly at the Hawkeye Invitational and the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships… led the team in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 IM… member of the 800-free relay (7:10.10) that placed seventh, the 400-medley relay that placed ninth (3:39.21), and the 200-free relay (1:32.11) that was 10th at the Big Ten Championships… finished 14th in 100 fly (53.81) and 19th in 200 fly (1:58.60) at Big Tens… swam collegiate bests in the 50 free (23.54), 100 fly, 200 fly, and 400 IM (4:35.74) during the season… member of the team’s top 800-free, 200-medley, and 400-medley relays.

2017-18 Honors — CSCAA honorable mention Scholar All-American… Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 13… named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. 2017-18 — Swam to NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 fly (53.66), 200 fly (1:59.45), and 200 IM (2:01.12), leading the team in all three events… also had the third-best 100 breast time (1:03.70)… scored in two events at the Big Ten Championships, placing 16th in the 100 fly (54.13) and 22nd in the 200 fly (2:00.20)… posted two individual victories.

High School — Olympic Trials qualifier in 2016 in 100-meter fly… Junior Nationals qualifier in 2013-16… three-time All-American… earned All-America honors in 100 fly as junior and senior and in 200 IM as a junior… also received All-America consideration in 100 breast as a senior… Regional Swimmer of the Year as a sophomore and senior… three-time state champion… won 100 fly title in 2016 and was runner-up in 100 breast… finished first in 100 fly and 200 IM in 2014, while placing third in 400-free relay and sixth in 200-free relay… was state runner-up in 100 fly and 100 IM as a freshman… seven time conference champion… first-team all-conference in 100 fly and 200 IM as freshman and sophomore and in 100 fly and 100 breast as a senior… holds seven school records (50 free, 500 free, 100 fly, 200 IM, and 200 free, 200-medley, and 400-free relays… top times are: 50 free (23.72), 100 free (51.20), 200 free (1:52.47), 500 free (5:09.36), 100 back (57.26), 200 back (2:11.21), 100 breast (1:04.23), 200 breast (2:32.47), 100 fly (53.97), 200 fly (2:00.18), 200 IM (2:02.05), and 400 IM (4:25.25)… USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2014 and 2015… recipient of Great Start Award… earned Academic Achievement with distinction in 2015 and 2016… high school coaches were Ryan York (Jefferson), Chad Derlin (Linn-Mar), and Brian Ruffles (LMST).

Personal — Born May 19, 1998… daughter of Daniel and Jennifer Drake… has two older siblings, Kean and Kailey… majoring in industrial engineering.

Drake’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 23.33 Western Illinois 2/7/20
100 Free 50.82 at Minnesota Invitational 12/7/19
200 Free 1:52.91 Western Illinois 2/7/20
100 Breast 1:03.70 at Minnesota Invitational 12/1/17
200 Breast 2:21.14 at SMU Classic 10/12/19
100 Fly 53.12 Hawkeye Invitational 11/16/18
200 Fly 1:55.89 Big Ten Championships 2/19/20
200 IM 1:59.41 Big Ten Championships 2/19/20
400 IM 4:35.74 at Minnesota, vs. South Dakota State 9/27/18