ACWORTH, Georgia, September 30. AFTER some heavy looks at both Tennessee and Texas, Dynamo’s Kylie Stewart decided to remain close to home and committed to Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle tonight.
Stewart, the top-ranked recruit in the Class of 2014 by CollegeSwimming.com, is a scary bluechip recruit that is going to make a huge impact on the Bulldogs.
Bulldog Nation definitely seemed to be excited about Stewart’s decision as evidenced by the following tweet:
Casually running around screaming through the dorms because @kyliestewart IS A BULLDAWG BABYYYYYYYYYYYYY pic.twitter.com/bSmTTPblKA– Brittany MacLean (@b_maclean) October 1, 2013
Stewart holds some scorching-fast lifetime bests in short course yards, short course meters and long course meters with some serious speed at the all-important yard events. Stewart lit up SwimmingWorld.TV earlier this year at the 2013 NCSA Junior Nationals in March. She blazed her way to a 1:50.66 in the 200-yard back and a 52.15 in the 100-yard back. She also demonstrated her sprint medley relay ability with a 24.87 backstroke leadoff at the meet as well.
Last November, she was a part of the Junior National team FINA World Cup trip, and put up some seriously strong short course meter times with a 2:04.70 in the 200-meter back and a 59.40 in the 100-meter backstroke.
Stewart’s long course times aren’t too shabby either. She has a 2:09.04 in the 200-meter back and a 1:00.85 in the 100-meter backstroke to her credit, and those times will only get faster under the tutelage of Bauerle.
In terms of an extra individual event, Stewart can also put together a strong list of potential swims with a 1:45.26 in the 200-yard free, a 1:58.04 in the 200-yard IM and a 4:09.15 in the 400-yard IM.
That gives UGA two of the top 10 swimmers in the Class of 2014 with No. 9 Megan Kingsley also a member of the Class of 2014. No. 50 Stephanie Peters has also committed to be a Georgia Bulldog.
Georgia also collected the services of the Dynamo Litherland triplets on the men’s side, as the Dynamo-Georgia pipeline is alive and well.