MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, May 30. WHILE Rutgers swimming and diving continues to the fight to be resurrected, its student-athletes have had no choice but to look to their own futures. With that being said, many of the swimmers and divers have looked to other programs to latch onto in the midst of the end of Rutgers swimming and diving.
Today, the University of Minnesota announced that Josh Griffey (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.) and Stephen Miller (Windham, N.H.) have each signed an Acceptance of Admission to transfer to the U of M. Both will be eligible to compete next season.
Griffey scored three times for the Scarlet Knights at the 2007 Big East Championships, finishing fourth in the 400 individual medley, ninth in the 200 IM and 12th in the 200 breaststroke. A versatile swimmer, Griffey also placed third in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 200 back as a freshman at Rutgers.
Griffey was a 2005 graduate of Kenosha Tremper High School, where he was the Wisconsin State champion in the 200 IM as a senior. He owns top times of 1:51.11 in the 200 IM (short course yards), 3:56.95 in the 400 IM, 51.42 in the 100 back and 1:49.77 in the 200 back.
Miller also scored three times at the 2007 Big East Championships. He placed 10th in the 200 freestyle, 11th in the 200 IM and 13th in the 100 freestyle. He was a five-time New Hampshire State High School champion for Salem High School and was named the 2005 State Swimmer of the Year. Miller's top times are 21.37 in the 50 freestyle, 45.69 in the 100 free, 1:40.13 in the 200 free and 1:51.26 in the 200 IM.
Special thanks to Minnesota for contributing this report.