Honors & Awards

  • Four Letters (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2019; Spring 2017, 2020)
  • Herman Team GPA Award (2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017, 2018, 2019)

2019-20 (Senior)
Senior Gwen Worlton put the finishing touches on a solid Nebraska career by competing in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and the 50-yard freestyle at the 2020 Big Ten Championships. In addition to her individual swims, Worlton represented the Huskers on the 200 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams at the conference meet. She notched a career-best time of 23.70 in the 50 free at the Big Ten Championships. She also posted her top individual finish by taking 27th in the 100 breast (1:02.37), while finishing 32nd in the 200 breast (2:16.17). During the season, Worlton produced 11 top-five finishes, including six victories. In the classroom, she earned academic All-Big Ten recognition for the third consecutive season.

2018-19 (Junior)
Worlton amassed 14 top-five finishes, including seven victories and one runner-up finish during her junior campaign as a Husker. She claimed victories against Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Rutgers and South Dakota State. Worlton added two victories against Illinois in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke. The Wisconsin native raced to a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 2018 Hawkeye Invite. The academic All-Big Ten selection helped the Huskers to their best conference team finish since 2012, by taking 18th in the 200 breaststroke (2:13.38) at the 2019 Big Ten Championships. She added a 29th-place finish in the 100 breast. 

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 with two of those coming at the Mizzou Invite. Worlton set a then-personal record of 23.81 in the 50-yard freestyle (Big Ten Championships), after notching career bests in the 100 yard-breaststroke (1:01.76), and 200 breast (2:12.66) at the Mizzou Invite earlier in the season. 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, Worlton also broke Schroeder YMCA Swim Team records in both the 100 and 200 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 and health science and is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection.. She is also a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll choice. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017, 2018 and 2019. She chose Nebraska over Auburn, Purdue and Miami (Ohio).

Career-Best Times

Event Time Meet (Date)
50 Free 23.70 Big Ten Championships (2020)
100 Breast 1:01.76 Mizzou Invite (2017)
200 Breast 2:12.66 Mizzou Invite (2017)