Kelsey Gouge
Kelsey Gouge
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Snellville, GA
Events: Free/Breast
Major: Sports Management
Gamer: Brookwood HS

One of Florida Southern’s six returning All-Americans, winning a total of 17 awards in her career (five individual and 12 relay)… Won six All-American awards as a freshman, six more as a sophomore, and added four as a junior… School record-holder in the 100-freestyle and 100-breaststroke… Begins her senior year with 47 individual wins in her career and has also been a part of 24 winning relay teams.

As a junior (2014-15)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-freestyle relay (11th place), 400-freestyle relay (11th place), 200-medley relay (12th place), and 400-medley relay (13th place)… Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference… CSCAA Scholar All-American… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Florida Southern Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for women’s swimming… In addition to the relay events, competed in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 100-breaststroke at the National Finals for the third year in a row… One of only four Moccasins who participated in all 10 meets, including the conference and national championships… Ninth in individual scoring (57 points) at the SSC Championships… Posted 12 individual wins, which was second on the team, and was part of two relay wins… Notched six of her wins in the 100-freestyle and had four in the 50-freestyle… Other two wins came in the 100-breaststroke… Took second out of 30 swimmers in the 100-freestyle at the Sharks Invitational… Brought home a bronze medal as third-place finisher as the SSC Championships in the 100-freestyle, her third straight top-3 finish at the SSC Meet… Won three races in the Mocs’ season-opening meet at Tampa and had four other dual meets with two wins… Florida Southern’s top swimmer in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 100-breaststroke in every meet where she competed in those events… Had NCAA “B” times in the 50, 100, and 200-freestyle races, as well as the 100-breaststroke… Also swam the leadoff legs for provisional qualifying 200 and 400-freestyle relays teams, and the breaststroke leg for both of Florida Southern’s qualifying medley relay teams… Held Florida Southern’s top times in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 100-breaststroke, and was #2 in the 200-freestyle… Ranked 18th on the national times list in the 100, and 21st in the 50.

As a sophomore (2013-14)… All-American in the 100-freestyle (7th place), and the 200-freestyle relay (7th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 50-freestyle (9th place), 200-medley relay (13th place), 400-medley relay (10th place), and 400-freestyle relay (13th place)… First Team All-Sunshine State Conference… SSC Swimmer-of-the-Week for October 14… CSCAA Scholar All-American… NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Also competed in the 100-breaststroke at the Division II National Finals… One of five Moccasins to participate in all 11 meets, including the NCAA Division II National Finals… Won at least one event in all but the season-opening All-Florida Invitational and the Division II National Finals… Second on the team with 16 individual wins, one behind Alli Crenshaw (six in the 50-freestyle, six in the 100-freestyle, two in the 100-breaststroke, one in the 50-breaststroke, and one in the 100-IM)… Part of a team-high 12 winning relays… Won individual Sunshine State Conference titles in the 50 and 100-freestyles (second year in a row for both events)… Set the SSC Championship record in the 50-freestyle with a time of 23.05 seconds (record was broken in 2015)… The only Florida Southern swimmer who was part of all three SSC champion relay teams (200-freestyle, 400-freestyle, and 200-medley)… Helped Florida Southern set a conference championship record in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:44.05… Finished just one point behind teammates Alli Crenshaw and Lauren Reynolds for top scoring honors at the SSC Championships with 56 total points… Had at least an NCAA “B” time in every 50-freestyle race she swam, with an “A” time in the SSC Championships… Won all but one regular season race in the 50-freestyle, finishing seventh at the mostly Division I All-Florida Invitational… Held Florida Southern top times in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, 50-breaststroke, 100-breaststroke, and 100-IM… Also third on the times list in the 200-freestyle and 200-IM… Made the top-10 on the Division II national times list in the 50-freestyle (5th) and the 100-freestyle (8th).

As a freshman (2012-13)… All-American in the 50-freestyle (4th place), 100-breaststroke (3rd place), and 400 medley relay (7th place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 100-freestyle (9th place), 200-medley relay (10th place), 200-freestyle relay (10th place), and 400-freestyle relay (10th place)… Counsilman Hunsaker National Swimmer-of-the-Week for Division II on January 21… First Team All-Sunshine State Conference… 3-time SSC Swimmer-of-the-Week (November 5, January 14, and January 21)… CSCAA Scholar All-American… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Won the 50- and 100-freestyle at the Sunshine State Conference Championships, and set a meet record in both races (23.32 and 50.89 respectively, though both have since been broken)… Helped the 400-medley relay team win its third straight conference title, and the 200-medley relay team win for the second time in three years… SSC runner-up in the 100-breaststroke by 0.08 seconds… Assisted two other Florida Southern relay teams with SSC runner-up finishes (200- and 400-freestyle relay)… Won a team-high 19 individual races and 10 relays… Won three events (50-freestyle, 100-freestyle and 100-breaststroke) in her first collegiate meet at Tampa (Oct. 19)… Seven of her 19 wins came in the 50-freestyle, and seven came in the 100-freestyle… Had four other wins in the 100-breaststroke, and one in the 200-IM… Was undefeated (6-0) in the 50-freestyle in the regular season before winning the SSC Championship and placing fourth at nationals… Won six of the seven 100-freestyle races in which she competed during the regular season, finishing third in a double dual with Florida State and Emory… Won at least one individual race in all nine of Florida Southern’s regular season meets plus the SSC Championships… Set the school record in the 100-breaststoke (1:02.72) with her third-place finish at the Division II National Finals… Had Florida Southern’s top season times in the 50-freestyle, 100-freestyle, and 100-breaststroke, and was #2 on the list for the 200-freestyle and 400 IM.

In high school… 2012 graduate of Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia… Earned five varsity letters in swimming… 4-time All-State selection, 4-time All-American and 3-time county champion (twice in the 50-freestyle and once in the 100-freestyle)… As a senior, claimed AAAAA State Championship in 50-freestyle and helped lead Brookwood to a state title… Runner-up in 100-freestyle… Took home county championship in 100-freestyle as a junior… Repeated as county champion in 50-freestyle as a sophomore… As a freshman, won her first county championship in 50-freestyle… State record holder in 200-freestyle relay and 400-freestyle relay… Was a five-time Scholar-Athlete winner… Earned All-American Academic Team honors as a senior in 2012… Swam for Chris Davis at the Swim Atlanta Club team… Personal… Daughter of Mike and Liz Gouge… Has one older sister (Anna) and a twin brother (Michael)… Brother is an all-conference third baseman for the Valdosta State baseball team… Born January 23, 1994… Major: Sports Management.