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Rice Announces Addition of Five Female Owls -- December 31, 2004

HOUSTON, TX, December 31. RICE University bolstered its women’s swim team roster for the fall of 2005 with the signing of five experienced swimmers, head coach Seth Huston announced on Thursday (Nov. 18).

The Owls' new signing class consists of Skylar Craig from Reno, Nev., Anna Dogger of Lancaster, Pa., Diane Gu from Orlando, Fla., Houston native Keri Hyde and Carlyann Voss Miller of Fort Gibson, Okla. The group is coach Huston's largest signing class to date. Coach Huston stated that as the program's success and reputation has grown, the recruiting classes have followed suit.

"I think this fall signing period is even better than last year's and our current freshmen are really doing great," Huston said. "We improved ourselves in the sprints, middle distance freestyle and backstroke, and replaced our graduating seniors in everything except breaststroke so far. With this class we really feel we have a shot of getting in the Top 25."

Rice Signee Bios

SKYLAR CRAIG
Backstroke/Butterfly, Reno, Nev. (Reno HS / Reno Aquatic Club)
* National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) all-America in the 100-butterfly, 100-backstroke, 200-free relay and 200 medley relay.
* State champion 100-backstroke, 100-butterfly, 200-free relay and 200 medley relay.
* U.S. Open qualifier.
* Coached by Pete Schouweiler (Reno HS) and Dave Hoover (Reno Aquatic Club).
* Member of the National Honor Society and high school's academic honor roll.
Seth Huston says: "Skylar is an awesome addition to the program. She has a great training background in Reno, and her potential for Division I swimming is tremendous. She is tall (6-0) and has improved every year through high school."


ANNA DOGGER
Freestyle/Backstroke, Lancaster, Pa. (Manheim Township HS / Trident Swim Club)
* NISCA all-America.
* U.S. Open qualifier.
* League and district champion who qualified for the state championships.
* Coached by Dan Graybill (Manheim Township) and Pete Clark (Trident).
* USA Swimming Academic all-America.
Seth Huston says: "We really liked the improvement Anna made from her sophomore to junior year and think that she will be a great collegiate swimmer. She will bring a great attitude and work ethic to our team."


DIANE GU
Freestyle Sprints, Orlando, Fla. (Lake Mary HS / Patriot Aquatics)
* Qualified for the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials.
* Multiple NISCA all-America.
* Two time Florida state champion in the 50-freestyle and the 2004 runner-up in the 100.
* Coached by Fred Tyler (Lake Mary) and Clay Parnell (Patriot).
* Member of the National Honor Society and high school's academic honor roll.
* USA Swimming Academic all-America.
Seth Huston says: "The addition of Diane to this recruiting class is outstanding. She has been successful in her club and high school swimming. She is a proven winner that will bring a champion's attitude and expectations to the team."


KERI HYDE
Butterfly/Backstroke, Houston (Memorial HS / Fleet Club)
* NISCA all-America in the 100-butterfly, 100-backstroke and 500 freestyle.
* U.S. Open qualifier.
* Coached by Paul Bowman (Memorial) and Clayton Cagle (Fleet).
* USA Swimming Academic all-America who is first in class entering senior year.
Seth Huston says: "Keri is one of the best high school seniors in the Houston area and we are glad she chose Rice. She can swim a lot of different events and will help continue to build our program towards the Top 25."


CARLYANN VOSS MILLER
Freestyle sprints, Fort Gibson, Okla. (Fort Gibson HS / Swim Tulsa)
* NISCA all-America.
* Four time Oklahoma state champion in the freestyle.
* Member of the National Honor Society and high school's academic honor roll.
* USA Swimming Academic all-America who is first in class entering senior year.
* Coached by Connie Dean (Fort Gibson) and David Lynn (Swim Tulsa).
Seth Huston says: "We are really excited about Carlyann's commitment to Rice. She is a competitor with range to swim a number of freestyle events. Although she's already been successful in her swimming career, we feel like Carly has a lot of potential. She is currently competing in varsity basketball and swimming in high school."