Trailing entering Sunday, NU puts together huge effort to win by over 100 points
2014-15: Returned after missing a season due to injury to contribute to Northwestern’s backstroke group, swimming her first non-exhibition races at NU’s home TYR Invitational to conclude the fall (11/21-11/23) … Swam a career-best time of 58.37 in the bonus final of the 100 back at the TYR to take 19th place … Scored points for the ‘Cats in the 200 back at the TYR with an 11th-place 2:05.71 swim in the consolation heat … Also earned second swims at the TYR in the 50 back (taking 18th) and the 100 fly (placing 23rd) … Swam in three events at the Big Ten Championships to conclude the season, racing in the 100 back (54th), 200 back (57th) and 100 fly (60th) … Had a season-best time of 58.22 in the 100 fly at the B1G meet … Competed in both backstrokes in a double dual against Michigan and Notre Dame (1/10).
2013-14: Missed enitre season due to injury.
2012-13: Member of Northwestern's backstroke and butterfly stroke groups ... Ranked third on NU's top times list for the year in the 200 fly ... Competed in the 200 fly (35th), 200 back (53rd) and 100 fly (58th) at her first Big Ten Championships, swimming season-best times in the 200 fly (2:05.63) and the 200 back (2.04.88) ... Won the bonus final of the 200 fly at the Wildcats' own six-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18) while also earning a second swim and a 20th-place overall finish in the 200 back at the TYR ... Competed in four events against a tougher field at the seven-team Iowa Invitational (11/30-12/2), making the bonus finals in both butterfly races ... Swam a then-season-best 2:08.25 in the 200 fly prelims before finishing 21st overall ... Took 22nd in the 100 fly in Iowa with a season-best 57.62 at night ... Scored a dual-meet point for Northwestern with a fifth-place result in the 200 fly against UIC (11/2), her best dual finish of the year.
High School:Qualified for the Wisconsin state meet in all four of her high school seasons, finishing fifth in the 100 fly as a senior ... Named team captain ... Two-time All-American with Madison East relays ... Swam 10 years of club with the Badger Aquatics Club ... Graduated No. 1 in her class.
Personal:Born Chelsea Rose Soderholm ... Daughter of Joseph and Stacy Soderholm ... Sister, Becca, is an NU swimming and diving teammate ... Oldest sister, Abby, swam four years for Wisconsin ... Chose Northwestern over Wisconsin ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.