Stanford, Northwestern Announce Top Recruits

DECEMBER 5. STANFORD men's swimming head coach Skip Kenney announced today the signing of four student-athletes to the 2001-2002 Cardinal swim program.

Joining Stanford next year will be swimmers Jayme Cramer (Cincinnati, Ohio), Eric DiIulio (Palo Alto, Calif.), Matt McDonald (Fishers, Ind.) and Dan Trupin (Champaign, Ill.).

"The quality of this class is amazing," said Kenney. "When you add to this their versatility, we consider this group to be the core of an exceptional recruiting effort."

Cramer was a member of the 1999-00 Junior National Team and is the Ohio high school and National YMCA Champion and record holder in the butterfly, backstroke and freestyle events. He is a three-year high school All-America selection as was honored as Ohio Swimmer of the Year. Cramer is the nation's No. 1 high school recruit in the 100 backstroke.

DiIulio competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 and 400 IM and swims locally at the Palo Alto Swim Club. His top times include: 200 IM (1:50), 400 IM (3:56), 500 free (4:28) and 1000 free (9:18).

McDonald is the Indiana high school champion and record holder in the 100 butterfly and runner-up in the 100 backstroke. He competed in both the 100 and 200 fly at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials and is the
nation's No. 1 high school recruit in the 100 butterfly.

Trupin was a member of the 1999-00 Junior National Team and was the Illinois high school and National YMCA Champion in the IM and freestyle events. He was a finalist in the 200 IM at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials and is the nation's No. 1 high school recruit in the
200 IM.

NORTHWESTERN University women's swimming coach Jimmy Tierney announced the signing of five elite high school swimmers to National Letters of Intent. Brielle Bovee (Winter Park, Fla./Corona Del Sol), Lesley Meade (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy), Rachel Tepe (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Ursula Academy), Lori Schwanhausser (Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield) and Paige Nath (Wichita, Kan./Trinity Academy) will be in the pool for the 'Cats next season.

Bovee will compete in the breaststroke events. She is
currently a member of the National Junior team and has represented the United States at the Short Course World Championships. "Brielle is one of the top breaststrokers in the country and will help our team out enormously in the coming seasons," said Tierney.

Schwanhausser will look to make an impact as a freestyle sprinter and middle-distance swimmer for NU. She was a 1999 Y-National Champion in the 100m freestyle, while also qualifying in the 50m, 200m, and 400m freestyle. Schwanhausser will also see action as part of the relay teams. "We are thin in the sprint and middle distance events," Tierney said. "Lori will add much-needed depth to pick up points in those areas."

Nath has the ability to contribute in a multitude of events for NU. Coach Tierney is excited about the flexibility of her talents. Nath was a Junior National Champion in the 100m butterfly and is ranked in the top 16 of her age group. "Paige is talented in several events. It will be hard to choose where she will fit best to score points for the team," said Tierney.

High school teammates Meade and Tepe will take the next step in their careers together as they both have committed to swim for NU. Meade is a high school All-American and holds a state record as part of St. Ursula's 400m freestyle relay team. She took second
place among all swimmers at the Northeast Junior National meet. "Lesley will add depth to the breaststroke and IM events," said Tierney. "She will have the chance to score points in Big Ten and NCAA qualifying meets."

Tepe has earned All-America honors since her freshman year in three events. She won the 2000 state championship in the 100-yard backstroke and was an Olympic Trial qualifier in the 200-meter backstroke.
"Rachel will help maintain our strength in the backstroke after Tashy Bohm graduates," said Tierney. "She is particularly strong in the 200."

NU diving coach Tom Michael announced the signing of Ashley Carter (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy), the defending Kentucky state champion in the 1-meter springboard. Carter was a national qualifier in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard. "Ashley will make an instant impact to the program in both diving events," said Michael. "She has an enormous amount of
untapped potential."

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