WILMORE - Asbury swimming coach Alex Keyser announced all the additions for the swim team next season and added his comments on the addition of the individuals.
I am looking forward to our men's recruiting class arriving on campus. We have solid guys coming to our program that are going to make our team better and are great fits for Asbury University.
Jacob Taylor – Owensboro, Ky. / Daviess County High School / Owensboro Marlins
Jacob made an early call that he was going to be part of our program and call Asbury his home for four years. Jacob has a ton of potential in the backstroke and freestyle events and I'm really looking forward to watching him improve in the water.
Cody Workman – Calhoun, Ga. / Calhoun High School / Northwest Georgia Aquatics
Asbury's swimming and Media Communications programs were very attractive to Cody. He is a huge film buff and Asbury is right up his alley. He is another pickup with a lot of potential. He had a big breakthrough in the 500 Freestyle this season and will be a big asset in the freestyle events.
This may be the most talented class we have brought in and our women's team is going to be very fun to watch this season. We should be able to do some exciting things at the AAC Championships and NAIA Nationals.
Leah Amarosa – Powell, Ohio / Olentangy Liberty High School / LTPY Penguins
Leah is coming in specializing in breaststroke and IM events. She was a High School Sectional Qualifier and qualified for YMCA AA Champs and Zones. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from her high school. Leah is a great fit for Asbury and our team and I am looking forward to watching her improve in her four years here.
Abigail Brouwer – Nevada City, Calif. / Sierra College
Abigail is transferring from Sierra College, a JUCO in California. She is very excited for the equine program and will be adding to the breaststroke power we have coming in. She has the ability to swim a very good 200 IM as well.
Hope Clark – Louisville, Ky. / Christian Academy of Louisville / Cardinal Aquatics
Coming in with times that are faster than four Asbury school records (50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, and 500 Freestyle), Hope is going to make an immediate impact in the freestyle events and relays. She is coming to Asbury with her club teammate, Hannah Springer, of Cardinal Aquatics out of Louisville. At the KHSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships, Hope placed 4th in the 50 Freestyle, 6th in the 100 Freestyle and was a member of the 200 Freestyle Relay that placed 6th and the 400 Freestyle Relay that finished 3rd.
Mikala Flaugher – Nicholasville, Ky. / Lexington Christian Academy / Kentucky Aquatics
Mikala won't have any trouble finding our campus. She was a member of Highbridge Aquatics, a former club team that practiced at Asbury's facility, and lives down the road in Nicholasville. She has a tremendous amount of potential and has put up very good times during her high school career. She qualified for the KHSAA State Championships in the 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, and swam on the 200 Freestyle Relay and the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Abigail Gilger – Gahanna, Ohio / Homeschool / Gahanna YMCA Gators
Abigail is very solid breaststroker and IMer and is going to improve tremendously. She qualified for High School Districts three times and was a member of the 200 Freestyle Relay that placed 16th at the OHSAA State Championships. As a member of her club team, she qualified for the Great Lake Zones Meet and was a member of the first relay team from her club to qualify for YMCA Nationals.
Rosie Gary – Bowling Green, Ky. / South Warren High School / Race Aquatics
Rosie is a great addition to our team and is versatile in the butterfly and freestyle events. She was a member of the All-Region Team her junior and senior years and qualified for the KHSAA meet from 7th grade to her senior year of high school. She was a member of the 2016 Kentucky Zones Team and was very involved in clubs in her high school. I'm very excited for Rosie to join us this fall and she is going to make an immediate impact.
Julia Lawson – Greenwood, Ind. / Center Grove High School / Center Grove Aquatics Club
Coming from the Hoosier state, Julia had really good performances at the end of her high school season. She is going to add a lot of firepower to our backstroke events. I'm really excited Julia chose Asbury as her home and to watch her improve over the next four years is going to be a lot of fun.
Henrietta Mawadri – Kampala, Uganda / Homeschool / Aqua Swimming Club
Henrietta came to Asbury in the spring semester of 2017, but will begin competing for our team this fall. I'm really excited to adding Henrietta to our roster. She is very excited about joining the team and is going to see a lot of improvement during her career here.
Kristin Sauer – Coral Springs, Fla. / Homeschool / Swim Fort Lauderdale
Kristin is making it easy for her parents to visit two of their daughters as she is joining her older sister, Lindsey, who is going to be a junior this fall. Kristin is a very talented backstroker and is going to be a big asset for us this fall in the 100 and 200 Backstroke events. She was a team captain for her high school team and qualified for the FHSAA 1A State Championships and finaled in relays all four years of high school. She was the recipient of the "Best Attitude Award" for her club team, Swim Fort Lauderdale.
Hannah Springer – Crestwood, Ky. / South Oldham High School / Cardinal Aquatics
Joining her Cardinal teammate, Hope, Hannah is coming to Asbury specializing in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke and 200 and 400 IM events. Hannah qualified for the KHSAA State Championships, just missing out in placing in the Top 16 in the 100 Breaststroke. She swam the
breaststroke leg of the 200 Medley Relay that placed 9th and also swam on the 400 Freestyle Relay.
Elizabeth Watson – Plant City, Fla. / Homeschool / Tampa Bay Home Education Athletics
Elizabeth is following in her siblings' footsteps in attending Asbury University. She is a talented sprint freestyler and is very excited about her opportunity to join our team. I'm looking forward to watching her grow as a person and an athlete.
Emily Weimer – Athens, Ga. / Oconee County High School / Summer Hill Orcas
Emily had a very impressive senior year, putting up several best times. She specializes in sprint freestyle, backstroke, and butterfly and will make an impact right away. She was a GHSA State Finalist all four years of high school and was a member of the State Champion 200 Freestyle Relay. I'm very excited Emily chose Asbury as her home for college swimming.