Year: Junior
Hometown: Fox Point, Wis.
High School: Nicolet
Major: Health Science


Honors & Awards

  • Two Letters (2017, 2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018)

2017-18 (Sophomore)
After a solid freshman year, Worlton continued to perform at a high level as a sophomore. Worlton competed in four events for the Huskers, amassing 13 top-five finishes, including two victories and four second-place showings. She set three career bests in her second season, two of those coming at the Mizzou Invite. Worlton set then-personal records of 23.81 in the 50-yard freestyle (Big Ten Championships), 1:01.76 in the 100 yard-breaststroke (Mizzou Invite), and 2:12.66 in the 200-yard breaststroke (Mizzou Invite). At the 2018 Big Ten Championships, Worlton competed in the 200 breast (18th), 100 breast (30th) and 50 free. Worlton was also a member of the seventh-place 400-yard medley relay including (Autumn Haebig, Worlton, Izzie Murray, Lindsay Helferich) with a time of 3:36.03. The two-time letter winner saw success in the classroom as well, earning academic All-Big Ten honors and a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the second consecutive time.

2016-17 (Freshman)
Gwen Worlton wrapped up her freshman season as a Husker with six top-five finishes. A strong breaststroke swimmer, Worlton registered all six of her top-five finishes in the 100-and 200-yard breaststroke events. Worlton helped the Huskers in a dual victory against Kansas, placing third in both the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.19) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:20.57). She also aided in team dual victories against Illinois and Iowa State, posting two top-five times at each dual. At the 2017 Big Ten Championships, Worlton produced a trio of career bests in placing 37th in the 100 breast (1:03.06), 39th in the 200 breast (2:18.93) and 84th in the 50 free (24.22). She earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2017. She was also a member of the 2017 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

The 2014 Wisconsin state champion in the 100-yard breaststroke, Worlton was an All-American in the event during her prep career. A four-time letterwinner at Nicolet High School in Fox Point, Wis., Worlton also broke Schroeder YMCA Swim Team records in both the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.

The daughter of Jane and David Worlton, Gwen was born Dec. 15, 1997 in Torrance, Calif. Gwen has a sister, Chloe, and two brothers, Teague and Owen. Gwen is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science and is a two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honore Roll selection. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017 and 2018. She chose Nebraska over Auburn, Purdue and Miami of Ohio.

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
50 Free 23.81 Big Ten Championships (2018)
100 Breast 1:01.76 Mizzou Invite (2017)
200 Breast 2:12.66 Mizzou Invite (2017)


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