Cait Connealy Will Sign With USC -- October 12, 2002
PHOENIX, Arizona, Oct. 12. CAIT Connealy, one of the top high school swimmers in the country, has announced that she will sign a national letter-of-intent to swim with the University of Southern California next year.
As one of the most recruited swimmers in the country, Cait decided to stay close to home and family. Cait said, "It just really felt like the right place for me. I really like the coach, the team, the academics, and it is close to home."
"With her achieved times, Cait could be considered the best college recruit in the country this year," said her club coach, Bob Gillett. "I think she has a terrific match-up with USC. She will really help their program. And I think the USC Coach, Mark Schubert is the best team coach in the world! So, I am excited for both of them."
Cait has best swims of 23.03, 49.89, and 1:47.67, for the 50, 100 and 200 yard freestyles. She has been 54.28, for the 100 butterfly.
Cait is a senior at North Canyon High School, Phoenix, Arizona. She developed into a world class swimmer at the AFOX Swim Team program at Arizona Sports Ranch, under long-time Phoenix swimming coach, Bob Gillett.
Cait will join another AFOX swimmer, Jana Krohn, who is currently a junior at USC. Krohn is a key part of USC and has been an NCAA All-American for her first two years.