May 11, 2005
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Head Coach Frank Keefe announced the incoming group of swimmers and divers for Yale University's Class of 2009. It is the 27th freshman class for Keefe. The 28 student-athletes, combined women and men, hail from 16 different states. Leading the way are athletes from California, Connecticut, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey. In addition, swimmers from from Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin will come to New Haven.
Seventeen new women swimmers and divers will bolster the Bulldogs 2005-2006 squad. As a group these swimmers are as versatile in their events as they are diverse in their geographical make up. As might be expected freestyle swimmers are well represented, but better than half of the new women are also highly competitive in multiple strokes and events.
Besides achievement in the classroom as a group they have also excelled in the pool for both their high school and club teams. Only a few in the group will arrive on campus with set academic majors in mind. Most intend to at first explore Yale's vast academic diversity and take full advantage of that opportunity before selecting their major or majors and a pre-professional course.
When the 2005-2006 swimming and diving squad first gathers in the fall it will certainly be representative of Yale's diversity as it will be made up of swimmers and divers from 24 different states, as well as four other countries or territories.
Here is a listing of the Yale Class of 2009.
Emma Chapman, Free/Fly/IM, Short Hills, NJ, Pingry HS, Summit Y, Architecture major
Emily Cole, Free/IM/Fly, Kenilworth, IL, New Trier HS, New Trier SC, Psychology major
Brenna Davis, IM/BK/BR/Free, Madison, WI, West HS, Badger AC. Math/Ethics/Law major
Emily Flaxman, Diver, Palo Alto, CA, Henry Gunn HS, Stanford club, Undecided
Mairen Foley, Free/Back, Glencoe, Il, New TrierHS, New Trier SC, Undecided
Sara Fracapane, Freestyle, Fair Lawn, NJ, Fair Lawn HS, NJ Wave, Undecided
Katie French, Breast/IM, Dunwoody,GA, Atlanta Christian HS, Dynamo, Chemistry
Marilee Kiernan, Breaststroke, Bronxville, NY, Bronxville, Badger, Undecided
Aidan McKinley, Fly/IM/Free, Cheshire, CT, Cheshire HS, Water Devils, Undecided
Alexis Mann, Free/Fly, Ontario, CA, Alta Loma HS, Claremont, Science
Heather Mohorn, Freestyle, Greensboro, NC, NC Science/Math HS, Greensboro Y, Undecided
Cameron Murphy, Diver, Darien, CT, Darien HS, Whirlwind, Undecided
Christina Person, Freestyle, Cincinnati, OH, Turpin HS, ME Lyons Y, Undecided
Laura Strittmatter, Freestyle, Fairfield, CT, Hopkins School, Y Water Rat, Undecided
Blake Walsh, Fly/IM, Watchung, NJ, Kent Place, Berkeley AC, Undecided
Audrey Webster, Back/IM, Carmel, IN, Brebeuf HS, Riviera, Undecided
Laura Zatz, Freestyle, Bingham Farms, MI, Wylie E. Groves HS, BB Atlantis, Undecided