Kailia Utley - Women's Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Kailia Utley

Class Freshman
Hometown Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School Mater Dei
Major Undeclared

The Utley File
• Prepped at Mater Dei under head coach Kelly Dullard
• Letterwinner in swimming and captained team for two years
• Holds Mater Dei record in 100 fly — broke it three times
• 2021 CIF state champion in 100 fly with a time of 53.67
• 2021 Mater Dei Swimmer of the Year
• 2018 and 2021 High Point Award winner
• Twice competed at the California state championships
• Salutatorian of high school class; graduated Summa Cum Laude
• Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Mater Dei
• Two-time Cornerstone Scholar Award winner
• ASB President
• Member of the National Honor Society, Renaissance Club
• Daughter of Kathy and Heath Utley
• Has two older brothers, Noah and Brayden; and a younger brother, Dane
• Born in Newport Beach, California
• Mom, Kathy, swam at Arizona; dad, Heath, competed in track and field at Arizona; brother, Noah, played football at West Point; brother, Brayden, plays football at Baylor
• Tap dance for 11 years
• Played Sebastian in school’s senior musical
• Was a foreign exchange student to New Zealand
• Junior lifeguard at Huntington Beach

Why Vanderbilt: “I wanted a team that would be motivated in the pool and classroom. The girls on the team got to meet were very welcoming and I felt like I fit right in.”