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Kelli Croft

Kelli Croft - Swimming & Diving - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Hometown Marietta, Ga.
Last School Lassiter H.S.
Year Freshman
Height 5-7
Event Distance Free
Club Team Stingrays Swimming
Kelli Croft - Swimming & Diving - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2016-17 (Freshman): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 free events, as well as in the 200 and 400 IM on the year … Registered the fourth-fastest time on the season for the Jackets in the 1000 free (10:27.83), 1650 free (17:17.20), 100 breast (1:10.30) and the 400 IM (4:32.92) … Also recorded the sixth-fastest time for the year in the 500 free (5:04.87) and the seventh-best mark in the 200 IM (2:14.03) … Swam the final leg of the 800 free relay unit that posted the second-fastest time for the Jackets on the year at 7:38.80 … Placed fourth overall in the 250 free (2:32.56) in the season-opening meet versus Georgia Southern … Finished fifth overall in the 500 free (5:15.77) in the double-dual meet with Boston College and Pitt and in the 1000 free (10:39.26) versus Notre Dame … Also placed fifth in the 400 IM (4:44.53) in the dual meet with Alabama … Finished 21st overall in the 1650 free (17:17.20) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Swam in the 500 free (5:04.87), 1650 free (17:19.11), 100 breast (1:10.30) and 400 IM (4:32.92) events at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years in swimming at Lassiter High School under coach Britney Hughes … Was a team captain her senior season … Ranked as high as 11th overall in the state of Georgia … Led her team to wins at the Cobb County Meet in 2013, 2014 and 2016 … Took first-place in the 400 free relay at the Cobb County Meet all fours years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016) … Was an A-finalist at the Georgia state championship and sectional championship meets … A four-time Cobb County All-County Team selection and a four-time Scholar-Athlete … Competed at the Georgia Senior State Championship meet and the Futures Championship meet in Atlanta, Ga. … Named an AP Scholar with honor … Was a recipient of the Georgia Certificate of Merit and was a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist … A member of the Principal’s Honor Roll, the Science National Honors Society, the Spanish National Honors Society and the National Honors Society.

Personal: Full name is Kelli Drucker Croft … Born Feb. 16, 1998 … Daughter of Thomas Croft and Brenda Bennett … Has three siblings — Alexis Ewing, Landon and Luke Bennett … Enjoys cooking and baking, photography and crafts … Began swimming competitively at the age of 11 … Chose Georgia Tech because of its endless opportunities through its resources and support system, its diversity and challenging environment … Plans to major in nuclear and radiological engineering.

Croft’s Career Top Times (through 3/29/17)
200 Free 1:57.28 2016 GT Invitational
500 Free 5:04.87 Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)
1000 Free 10:27.83 (s) 2016 GT Invitational
1650 Free 17:17.20 2016 GT Invitational
200 IM 2:14.03 vs. Georgia (11/2/16)
400 IM 4:32.92 Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)
* relay split (s)

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