Hoosiers Add Two Swimmers to Roster

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, April 19. INDIANA head coach Ray Looze and the Indiana swimming and diving program announced the signing of Emily Schlatter (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) for the 2006-07 academic year. She joins Presley Bard (Napa, Calif./Napa), Brittany Barwegen (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior), Emma Berry (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwestern), Ashley Jones (Joliet, Ill./Minooka Community), Emily Lanteigne (Naperville, Ill./Naperville North), Cassie Luhrsen (O'Fallon, Ill./O'Fallon Township), Emily Porteous (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central), Alyssa Rosinko (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Amilee Smith (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) as part of the incoming class of 2006.

"Emily is one of the more talented breaststrokers to come out of Michigan this year," Looze said. "Her potential is outstanding and we look forward to developing that potential here at IU."

A nine-time All-American, Schlatter led her squad to four consecutive city league championships. During that time, she garnered all-state, all-area and all-city each of her four prep years, as well as claimed the 2005 state championship in the 100 breast. On the club circuit, Schlatter competed at both the 2005 Spring Junior Nationals and Summer Junior Sectionals. She placed fourth in the 50 breast and 11th in the 100 breast at the spring meet, while claiming fourth in the 100 breast at the summer contest.

"I chose Indiana because I love the school and campus environment of Bloomington," Schlatter said. "I was excited about the school spirit on my visit and I want to participate as a Hoosier."

Away from the water, Schlatter competed in band and choir, while also serving on the student council. She also garnered honor roll and academic awards all four years, while picking up a pair of national scholar accolades.

Also of note, both of Schlatter's parents attended Indiana. Most notably, her father, Marc, swam for Indiana from 1977-80. During that time period, he captured seven All-America certificates. His highest finish came in 1979 when he placed third in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.

And on the men's side Looze and the Indiana swimming and diving program announced the addition of Thiago (Chi-ah-go) de Oliveira Rebello (Frisco, Texas/Frisco). He joins Kevin Happ (Hunting Valley, Ohio/University School), Christopher Head (Evansville, Ind./North), Matt Lenton (Perth, Australia/John Septimus Roe Anglican), Tyler McGowan (Vincennes, Ind./Lincoln), Frazier Miller (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier), Chris Oleksiak (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove), Jensen Ried (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Springs) and Drew Sease (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) as part of the incoming competitive class for 2006.

"Thiago is a very versatile swimmer who has great underwater kicking ability," Looze said. "We look forward to coaching such a fine person."

A two-time All-American, Rebello helped Frisco High to a pair of Class 4A State Championships in 2005 and 2006. He also earned all-state accolades in the 100 back and 200 IM both years. Additionally, Rebello took 12th place in the 100 back at the 2004 Brazilian National Championships.

"I chose Indiana because it was the only university that gave me the opportunity to succeed both academically and athletically," Rebello said. "I have also heard great things about Indiana, and that motivated me to choose to be a Hoosier."

Meanwhile, the High School Heisman nominee picked up Who's Who Among High School Students acclaim away from the pool. He also earned a spot in the National Honor Society.

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