Madison Edgewood senior Kelly Rodriguez has orally committed to the University of Kentucky for women’s swimming.

Collegeswimming.com reported this announcement from Rodriguez: “I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at the University of Kentucky! Thank you to my family, friends and coaches for all the support over the years. I can’t wait to be a Wildcat!”

WISCA.NET (Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) also reported the commitment.

Rodriguez helped the Edgewood girls win their second consecutive WIAA Division 2 state swimming and diving title in 2016, winning the 200 freestyle, finishing third in the 200 individual medley and being part of first-place teams in the 200 freestyle relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

In 2015, Edgewood won the Division 2 title. Rodriguez finished first in the 200 freestyle, was second in the 500 freestyle at state and was part of the first-place team in the 200 freestyle relay and the fourth-place team in the 400 freestyle relay.

In 2014, Rodriguez was fourth in the 200 freestyle at state and second in the 500 freestyle and was part of the fourth-place 200 freestyle relay and the third-place 400 relay. Edgewood placed second.

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.