Honors & Awards
- Florida Class 3A High School State Champion (500 Free, 2016)
- Florida Class 3A High School State Finalist (500 Free, Third, 2017)
- Florida Class 3A High School State Finalist (200 Free, Third, 2016)
- Three-Time Marion County Swimmer of the Year
- Three-Time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
One of two Huskers from the state of Florida on Nebraska’s 2018-19 roster, Katelyn Kilpatrick was one of the top distance freestylers in the state of Florida the past two years, capturing the Florida Class 3A state championship in the 500 free (4:49.39) in 2016. As a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Kilpatrick also carries a strong set of academic accomplishments to Nebraska.
Kilpatrick came to Nebraska after producing one of the top distance freestyle careers in the state of Florida the past two years at Vanguard High School. The Florida Class 3A high school state champion in the 500 free as a junior in 2016-17, she added a third-place finish at the state meet as a senior in 2017-18. She was also a three-time Marion County Swimmer of the Year. Kilpatrick competed for Bill Vargo and the Central Florida Marlins. At 2018 Speedo Junior Long Course Nationals, Kilpatrick finished 19th in the 800-meter freestyle (8:58.45) and 32nd in the 1,500-meter free (17:32.15) She was a member of the National Honor Society and was a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. In 2015, Kilpatrick finished 32nd in the USA Swimming 5K in a time of 1:10:37.99.
The daughter of Tracy and Jeff Kilpatrick, Katelyn was born Oct. 7, 2000, in Ocala, Fla. She has an older sister, Christina, who is a swimmer at West Florida, and an older brother, Brendon, who was a coach at Vanguard High School. Katelyn is a biological systems engineering major at Nebraska. She chose Nebraska over Auburn and Florida State.