California Claims Several Swimming World Five Stars in Latest Recruiting Commitment Update

PHOENIX, Arizona, October 29. ONCE again, recruiting season has been busy in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings system. Plenty of five-star swimmers from the Class of 2011 made their college choices, including several going to California.

Five star Skylar Smith, who maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is an all-around swimmer who will be headed to the University of Texas.

"I chose Texas because it was a perfect fit for me," Smith told Swimming World. "I absolutely loved everything about Texas. While on my visit, I got to watch practice and I know the program will work for me. I felt like I fit in very well with the girls and coaches. There is such a positive atmosphere. I have no doubt Texas is where I want to be for my college years as an athlete and a student. I can't wait to be a Texas Longhorn! Hook'em Horns!"

Smith swims for the First Colony Swim Team and preps at Foster High. She has four long course senior national cuts to her credit: 50m free 26.59; 100m breast 1:11.20; 200m breast 2:35.91; 200m IM 2:18.63.

California scored plenty of commitments recently with a strong Class of 2011 en route.

Five star Eva Greene, who maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is a backstroker who will be headed to the University of California.

"I chose Cal for so many reasons," Greene told Swimming World. "I love the school, the area, the coaches, and especially the girls. Teri [McKeever] and Kristen [Cunnane] are amazing people, and I can't wait to be a part of such a hard-working, dedicated, and fun team with an outstanding tradition!"

Greene swims for Machine Aquatics and preps at McLean. She has a pair of long course senior national cuts: 100m back 1:04.09; 200m back 2:17.23.

Five star Casey Mims, who maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is a breaststroker who will be headed to the University of California.

"I chose Cal for several reasons: Teri McKeever's innovative program– it's a good fit for me; I love the coaches and the team and the emphasis on excellence both in and out of the pool," Mims told Swimming World. "Cal's academics are top. I also loved the bay area!"

Mims swims for the Irvine Aquazots and preps at JSerra Catholic High. She owns a pair of long course senior national cuts: 100m breast 1:11.51; 200m breast 2:30.52.

Five star Taylor Nanfria, who maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is a distance specialist who will also be headed to the University of California.

Nanfria swims for Crow Canyon Country Club and preps at San Ramon Valley High. She owns three long course senior national cuts: 400m free 4:18.18; 200m fly 2:16.01; 400m IM 4:52.55.

Five star Kevin Cordes, who maintains his profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is a breaststroker who will be headed to the University of Arizona.

"Arizona was the best fit for me, I loved everything about it when I visited," Cordes told Swimming World. "The team was great, and I feel that Frank [Busch], and the coaching staff can help me accomplish my goals. Oh, and the weather isn't too bad either."

Cordes swims for the Fox Valley Swim Club and preps at Neuqua Valley. He has two long course senior national cuts: 100m breast 1:02.26; 200m breast 2:15.60.

Five star Clay Youngquist, who maintains his profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is a distance specialist who will be headed to the University of Texas.

Youngquist swims for Lakeview Aquatics and preps at Battle Creek Lakeview. He is an immediate scoring threat with a B final qualifying time of 4:19.49 in the 500-yard free.

Five star Madeline Locus, who maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is a sprinter who will be headed to the University of Georgia.

Locus swims for the First Colony Swim Team and preps at Dulles High. She has a pair of long course senior national cuts: 50m free 26.32; 100m free 56.80.

Four star Annika Jonsson, who maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is an IMer from Nitro who will be heading to South Carolina.

Three star Katie Rogers, who maintains her profile in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, is a distance specialist from Rockville Montgomery who will be heading to Virginia Tech.

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