Sept. 28, 2016
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Swimming and Diving Head Coach Jack Leavitt has announced the addition of 14 newcomers to the 2016-17 GU roster. The 14 student-athletes include eight on the women's squad and six on the men's side.
"This class is extremely talented and deep," Leavitt said. "From top to bottom they make our team better and we are excited to see them in a meet environment."
Fr. | 6-2 | Back/Free
Houston, Texas | Strake Jesuit College Preparatory
Was a four-year starter at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, serving as team captain his senior year ... As a senior was named an All-American, first team all-state, all-region and all-district ... As a junior, he was also an all-state selection as well as his First Team All-District and all-region awards ... Holds his high school record in both the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle ... Also competed for his club team Dad's Club Swim Team where he was a four-year starter ... Out of the pool he was twice an Academic All-American and an Eagle Scout where he was a recipient of the Eagle Scout Award.
Fr. | 5-10 | Diving
Norwalk, Conn. | New Canaan
Was a four-year starter at New Canaan High school, serving as team captain his senior year ... Helped lead New Canaan to the 2016 Class L State Championship ... Also competed for Whirlwind Diving where he was a four-year starter and team captain during his senior year ... Was also a member of the baseball team ... Out of the pool was a National Merit Scholar Honorable Mention selection and a member of both the Garden Club and Service League of Boys.
Fr. | 6-1 | Distance/IM
New Orleans, La. | Horace Greeley
Was a four-year starter at Horace Greeley High School, serving as team captain for both his junior and senior seasons ... Was an all-league selection all four years and an all-section selection during his junior and senior years ... Led Horace Greeley to a fourth-place finish at the 2016 New York State Championships ... Horace Greeley was three-time sectional champs and had an undefeated league season in each of Elms' four years ... Placed third in New York State 500-yard freestyle and fourth in the 200 freestyle ... Also a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Mount Kisco where he started for four years and captained his senior year ... Helped lead the team to four-straight Boys and Girls Club National Championships ... Was voted 2016 Horace Greeley Athlete of the Year.
Fr. | 5-10 | Back/IM
Raleigh, N.C. | Green Hope
Was a four-year starter at Green Hope High School, serving as team captain his senior year ... Helped lead Green Hope to the 2013 and 2014 North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) 4A State Championship ... On the club level, finished in the top 16 in the 200-yard backstroke at the 2015 Short Course Junior National Championships, finished in sixth place at 2016 Short Course YMCA National Championships and is the YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) team record holder in the 100 and 200 backstroke ... Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All- American ... Brother, Stephen, is a member of the Bucknell University swim team and father, Ralph, played Squash at the University of Rochester (1980-84).
Fr. | 6-2 | Free/Fly
Carmichael, Calif. | Jesuit
Swam for one year at Jesuit High School ... Was also a member of the Sierra Marlins Swim Club ... Named the Marlins' MVP in 2016 ... Holds the 100-yard butterfly record with a time of 49.97 ... Other top times include 46.10 (100 free). 4:33.31 (500 free) and 1:50.13 (200 fly) ... Led Jesuit to the 2013 San-Joaquin Section Championship ... Out of the pool, had a 4.0 GPA.
Fr. | 6-1 | Free/Fly
Cincinnati, Ohio | St. Xavier
Was a four-year starter for the St. Xavier swimming & diving team, serving as team captain for his senior season ... Was named the Greater Catholic League (GCL) Swimmer of the Year in 2015 ... Led St. Xavier to four-straight state championships and back-to-back National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) National Championships during his junior and senior seasons ... On the club level, competed for the Cincinnati Marlins from 2006-16 ... Out of the pool, received First Honors for all eight semesters, received the AP U.S. History Magis Award and the St. Francis Xavier Scholar Award ... Was also a member of the Entrepreneur Club and Math Club.
Fr. | 5-2 | Diving
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. | Ponte Vedra
Was a four-year member of the Ponte Vedra High School swimming & diving team, serving as team captain for her junior and senior seasons ... Was a Florida High School Athletic Association Diving State Championship qualifier (2014-16) ... Placed third in 2015 and was named to the 2015 Florida Times Union All-First Coast Swimming & Diving First Team ... Led Ponte Vedra to four-consecutive District 3 Championships and three Region 1 runner-up finishes ... Also was a three-year captain of her club team, Atlantic Coast Diving Jax, where she had a first-place finish in the 2016 AAU Diving National Championship ... Named a National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American in 2015 and Academic All-American in 2016 ... Out of the pool, was in the top two percent of her graduating class, named AP Language and AP Literature 2015 Student of the Year, recipient of Academic Excellence 4.0+ Award, an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of the National Honor Society.
Fr. | 5-5 | Distance
Chatham, N.J. | Chatham
Was a four-year starter at Chatham High School, serving as team captain for her senior season ... Voted Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season ... Led Chatham to state championship titles in three-consecutive years (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15) and a runner-up performance in the 2015-16 season ... Chatham was sectional champions all four years ... Also a member of Berkeley Aquatic Club for six years, including being captain as a senior ... Was a Scholastic All-American and a member of the National Honor Society.
Fr. | 5-8 | Free
Winnetka, Ill. | Chatham/New Trier School [N.J.]
Was a three-year letterwinner at New Trier School ... Was part of the New Jersey state championship winning team in 2013 and the Illinois State Championship in 2014 ... Also part of the Somerset Hills YMCA for two years and helped the team finish ninth at the National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Spring Championship Meet ... Out of the pool, was an honor roll student gaining Scholastic All-American honors and a member of New Trier Newbies.
Fr. | 5-8 | Free
Shorewood, Minn. | Minnetonka
Was a three-year member of the Minnetonka High School swim team, serving as team captain for her senior season ... Was an all-state, all-conference and All-American selection ... Led Minnetonka to the True Team State Championship in 2015 ... Received the Minnesota Swimming CORE Values Award for Excellence in 2015, the Minnetonka EXCEL Award for Athletics, Academics and Service, Minnetonka Most School Spirit, and Minnetonka High School MVP in 2014 and 2015 ... Was a member of the Aquajets Swim club for five years and helped the team to be National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Junior National runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015 ... In the classroom, was the President of DECA and received the Minnetonka High School Outstanding Student Award for Business.
Fr. | 5-5 | Fly/IM/Free
Newtown, Penn. | Germantown Academic
Was a four-year starter on the Germantown Academic swimming team, serving as team captain for her senior season ... In 2013, was named all-state, all-district, and All-American ... Also named to All Inter-Ac Team for three years and the Intelligencer All-Golden Team for all four years ... Led team to Easterns Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship in 2014 and 2015 and an undefeated Inter-Ac season ... Also a member of Germantown Academy Aquatic Club where she was a four-year member and Scholastic All-American in 2014 and 2015 ... Out of the pool, was a member of Cum Laude Society, National French Honor Society and was an AP Scholar with Distinction ... Sister, Caytlin, played four years of softball at Binghamton University.
Fr. | 5-3 | Diving
Wayland, Mass. | Wayland
Was a three-year member of the Wayland High School swimming & diving team, serving as captain her senior year ... Was named team MVP her senior year, as well a recipient of the Coaches Award (2015) and Newcomer of the Year (2014) ... Led team to a Massachusetts Division II State Championship and is the record holder in the 1-meter, 6-meter and 11-meter diving ... Also a member of Charles River Diving which she captained her senior year.
Fr. | 5-10 | Free
Staten Island, N.Y. | Saint Joseph Hill Academy
Was a four-year starter on the Saint Joseph Hill Academy swimming & diving team, serving as team captain her senior year ... Was a Staten Island Advance All-Star for four-years and a three-time team MVP (2014-2016) ... Led team to city championship in 2016 ... Was also a member of the Wagner Aquatic Club for four years, where she received the Coaches Award in 2015 and was named to the Metropolitan Swimming Top Ten Times all four years ... Out of the pool, was an AP Scholar with Distinction, recipient of the Bronze Award for Academic Excellence, a member of the National and Spanish Honor Society and a recipient of the Presidential Service Award.
Sr. | 5-4 | Fly
Dearborn, Mich. | Farmington Hills Mercy/Penn State
Was a four-year member of the Farmington Hills Mercy swimming & diving team, serving as team captain her senior season ... Named an All-American in 2011 and 2012, and an all-state member in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Led team to Division II State Championship in 2009 and 2010, and Division I State Championship in 2011 ... Named a Scholastic All-American.