Kansas Jayhawks Add Verbals from Eleni Kotzamanis, Lezli Sisung for Class of 2025

Eleni Kotzamanis Lezli Sisung Kansas
Photo Courtesy: Eleni Kotzamanis, Lezli Sisung

NEW COMMITS: The University of Kansas has added two more verbal commitments to their growing Class of 2025 from Godfrey, Ill. native Eleni Kotzamanis and Lezli Sisung of Friendswood, Texas.

Both talented swimmers will suit up for the Jayhawks along with Addi Barnes, Brigid GwidtClaire Hyatt, Elliott Howe and Karla Lessing at the start of the 2021-22 season.

Under head coach Clark Campbell, the Jayhawks finished second at the 2020 Big 12 Championships.


Eleni Kotzamanis kansas

Photo Courtesy: Eleni Kotzamanis

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Kansas!! Thank you to my parents, coaches, and teammates who have helped me get to this point! Can’t wait to be a Jayhawk!! ROCKCHALK❤️?”

Her best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:50.67
  • 500 free – 5:00.42
  • 100 back – 56.01
  • 200 back – 2:00.03
  • 400 IM – 4:29.58

Kotzamanis does her club swimming with Flyers Aquatic Swim Team and most recently registered six top-3 finishes at Ozark Seniors in January where she won two events. In summer 2019, she finished sixth in the 200m back and eighth in the 200m free at Jenks Sectionals before going on to place sixth in the 200m free, 11th in the 200m back, 13th in the 400m free, and 15th in the 100m free at Des Moines Futures.


Lezli Sisung kansas

Photo Courtesy: Lezli Sisung

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my swim and academic career at the University of Kansas! I chose KU because of the amazing coaching staff and team dynamics. Huge thanks to my family, friends, and coaches for helping me reach my goals! Can’t wait to become a Jayhawk! Rock chalk ?❤️”

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 25.78
  • 100 back – 55.32
  • 200 back – 2:00.61
  • 50 fly – 25.45
  • 100 fly – 55.05

Sisung, who trains year-round with the Houston Bridge Bats, raced four events at Juniors West in December and won the 50m back with four additional top-4 finishes at the Gulf Summer Champs in July 2019. Also competing for Friendswood High School, the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American earned bronze in both the 100 fly and 100 back as a sophomore and as a junior at the Texas 5A State Championships.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.