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


Honors & Awards

  • Two Letters (2017, 2018)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)

2018-19 (Outlook)
After showing impressive improvement as a breaststroke specialist last season, Gwen Worlton will work for even more gains in 2018-19. The junior from Wisconsin slashed nearly six seconds off her career-best time in the 200 breaststroke as a sophomore, which eventually translated into a 21-place improvement at the Big Ten Championships. She also improved her time in the 100 breast by nearly two seconds. Worlton plans to continue her solid efforts in the classroom as an academic All-Big Ten choice in 2018.

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Worlton continued to perform at a high level as a sophomore. She competed in four events for the Huskers throughout the season, 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 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 breast (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 Nebraska’s seventh-place 400-yard medley relay (Autumn Haebig, Worlton, Izzie Murray, Lindsay Helferich) that posted a school-record time of 3:36.03. In the classroom, Worlton earned academic All-Big Ten honors. She was also a member of the 2018 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2016-17 (Freshman)
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 then-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 earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018 and 2019. She is a two-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019. 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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