Paducah Tilghman senior Tyler Fell signed a swimming scholarship with Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) in a signing ceremony at Tilghman on Wednesday.
Fell has swum for high school teams since she was in sixth grade and has been a state qualifier every year with the exception of her sophomore year, which she had to sit out after transferring. She was selected to the All-Region 1 team as an eighth grader and freshman at Lone Oak High School, where she held the 200 and 500 free records.
She was an All Region 1 team selection as a junior at PTHS, and was named the Region 1 Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Fell is a member of the River City Aquatics swim team. She has been on the USA KY Zones team and competed at Sectionals the past five years. She was also the USA Ozark Junior and Senior representative.
"I met Tyler five years ago and quickly recognized the drive and the work ethic that would be indicative of how she approached swimming," said River City Aquatics head coach Jason Cravens. "Tyler's goal has always been to get to college swimming. When she visited Nova and decided she wanted to go there, the coach gave her some goals which were going to require some improvement this year, and she just went at it. It's been a joy to watch her achieve those goals and have her best season as a swimmer. "