WESTAMPTON, New Jersey, November 7. SOUTH Carolina head coach McGee Moody picked up some distance freestyle help as New Jersey’s Taylor Worrell committed to be a Gamecock in the Class of 2014.
Worrell, who is the 11th-ranked swimming in New Jersey by CollegeSwimming.com, is a middle-to-distance freestyle swimmer who will provide the Gamecocks with some added depth to the distance group.
Worrell’s top rated swim is a 17:24.57 in the 1650-yard freestyle from the 2012 Eastern Zone Championships. She also owns a 1:50.61 in the 200-yard free from the 2013 New Jersey State Championships, as well as a 4:54.36 in the 500-yard free from the event as well. In 2012, she also clocked a 10:19.64 in the 1000-yard free.
In terms of other events on offer for South Carolina, the Burlington County Times Swimmer of the Year for 2013 also owns a 5:28.66 in the 400-meter IM and a 53.58 in the 100-yard free.
Worrell trains with Jersey Storm Swimming and preps at Rancocas Valley Regional High School in New Jersey. She is the younger sister of Louisville’s breakout freshman butterfly star Kelsi Worrell. If the family tradition holds up, Moody like just picked up a steal.
“I chose South Carolina because of the Southern Hospitality I received from the team,” Worrell told Swimming World. “The campus and the pool are beautiful, and I don’t mind the unlimited sweet tea.”