Northwestern Swimming Adds Six in Recruiting Class

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EVANSTON – Northwestern swimming head coach Jimmy Tierney announced today the signing of six future Wildcats to National Letters of Intent. The incoming class will matriculate to Evanston in the fall of 2015.

With a strong young corps of freestyle swimmers currently in the program, the newest group of Wildcats comprises breaststrokers Lindsay Adamski (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) and Peyton Greenberg (Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual), butterflyer Alex Grimes (Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos), and backstroker Annika Kollevoll (McLean, Va./Bolles School) in addition to a pair of divers: Olivia Rosendahl (Los Angeles, Calif./Immaculate Heart) and Eryn Scannell (Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc Community).

“We are thrilled to add this outstanding group of student-athletes to our current squad,” Tierney said. “Their excitement for Northwestern, abilities in the pool and dedication to the classroom will lead to immediate contributions in all aspects of our program. We cannot wait for them to arrive in Evanston!”

This class taps into recruiting pipelines that have long been successful for Tierney, head diving coach Alik Sarkisian and Northwestern. Arrowhead High School produced current prodigious NU sprinter Mary Warren and 2011 graduate Katie Eschenburg. duPont Manual in Louisville was the home of 2013 graduate Meredith King, who scored points at the Big Ten Championships in all four of her Wildcats’ seasons. Rosendahl’s club, the Trojan Dive Club, also produced Big Ten scorers Felicitas Lenz and Cosima Lenz. Rosendahl is widely considered to be the top diving prospect in the incoming class.

Following are complete biographies for Northwestern’s incoming signing Class of 2019:

Lindsay Adamski
5-2 • Breaststroke
Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead

High School: Two-time Wisconsin state champion in the 100 breast and runner-up in the state in the 200 IM in 2013 … Won three state titles as the breaststroke leg of the 200 medley relay … NISCA/Speedo All-America honoree with the 14th-fastest breaststroke time in the nation in 2013 … All-State award winner … Nominee for the Wisconsin Swimmer of the Year award in 2012 … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, National Honor Society member and honor roll honoree.

Personal: Born Lindsay Ann Adamski … Daughter of Linda and David Adamski … Mom swam at UW-Whitewater … Father played baseball at Wisconsin … Chose Northwestern over Harvard, Vanderbilt and Notre Dame … Anticipated major is undecided.

Says Tierney: “Lindsay possesses outstanding competitiveness and great speed in breaststroke. She is a very driven athlete who has dominated the breaststroke scene in Wisconsin as a leader for her powerhouse program at Arrowhead HS for the past two years.”

Peyton Greenberg
5-11 • Breaststroke
Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual

High School: Two-time Kentucky High School Athletic Association All-State first team … NISCA/Speedo High School All-American in the breaststroke … Led her high school to the 2012 Kentucky state championship as a member of the 100 medley relay team … Two-time team MVP and Scholastic All-American … Swam club for seven years with the Lakeside Seahawks … Won gold in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel … Competed in the 2013 World Championship trials finishing 22nd in the 200-meter breaststroke … Club team captain … Honor roll member.

Personal: Born Peyton Alyse Greenberg … Daughter of Richard and Deborah Greenberg … Chose Northwestern over Arizona State, Tulane, North Carolina and Tennessee … Anticipated major is undecided.

Says Tierney: “Peyton comes to NU from the talent rich Lakeside Swim Club in Louisville, Ky., under long-time coach Mike DeBoor. Peyton has been one of Kentucky’s premier breaststroker’s for the past few years. She knows how to compete and race athletes at a high level. We are excited to bring another talented swimmer from the `’Ville.'”

Alex Grimes
5-5 • Butterfly
Los Gatos, Calif./Los Gatos

High School: Five-time NISCA/Speedo High School All-American … Ranked as the 36th-fastest butterfly swimmer in the nation in 2013-14 … Finished second in the 100 fly at the 2014 Central Coast Section meet … Swam the butterfly leg of the winning 400 medley relay at the 2014 Texas Sectionals … Holds four individual and three relay school records at Los Gatos, which she helped lead to a sixth-place finish at the CCS Championships in 2014 … Three-time LGHS team MVP … Swam club with Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics under coach Scott Shea beginning in 2011 … USA Swimming Gold Medal club that took third place at the 2013 Winter Junior Nationals … Earned the 2014 Society of Women Engineers Award … Three-time LGHS honor student … Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … National Society of High School Scholars member.

Personal: Born Alexandra Kaye Grimes … Daughter of Mark and Beth Grimes … Played violin for eight years … Chose Northwestern over Illinois and Rice … Anticipated major is engineering.

Says Tierney: “The ‘Cats have strengthened a much-improved butterfly group with the addition of Alex. She is talented in many different events but excels at both the 100 and 200 fly. She, along with all of these young women, was a big hit within our team after her visit to NU this fall. She will bring enthusiasm to this team both in the pool and out.”

Annika Kollevoll
5-11 • Backstroke
McLean, Va./Bolles School

High School: Attended the Baylor School in Tennessee from 2010-13, earning state medalist honors in the 100 fly and 100 back … Transferred to the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., in 2013 and helped the team to its 23rd straight state championship … Finished third in the state of Florida in the 100 back and second in the 200 medley relay at the state meet in November of 2013 … Named All-First Coast Swim Team in 2013 … NISCA/Speedo All-American in the 200 medley relay … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2013 and 2014 … Also competed with the Bolles School’s USA Swimming Gold Medal club beginning in 2013 … AP Scholar … 1st/2nd Honors at the Bolles School.

Personal: Born Annika Elizabeth Kollevoll … Daughter of Olav and Judith Kollevoll … Father played hockey and golf at Williams College … Has a twin sister who will attend the University of Virginia … Anticipated major is undecided.

Says Tierney: “We are excited to secure a commitment from Annika of the Bolles School, one of the nation’s elite high school and club programs under former NU coach Sergio Lopez. Annika is a strong 100 and 200 backstroker who excels underwater. We believe she has a bright future with the ‘Cats and will fit in well with our current crew of talented backstrokers.”

Olivia Rosendahl
5-5 • Diving
Los Angeles, Calif./Immaculate Heart

High School: Already an accomplished diver on a national and international level, finished third on the platform at the 2014 AT&T National Diving Championships … Took second on both springboards and fifth on the platform at the 2014 USA Diving Junior National Championships … Competed on both springboards at the 2014 FINA World Junior Diving Championships, finishing 13th in the 3-meter event … Took eighth on the platform at the 2014 Pan American Festival … Is a two-time CIF-SS Division 3 champion, earning the highest score in all divisions in the entire state while winning the 2014 title … Recorded perfect 10 scores on two dives in 2014 … CIF-SS record holder … Dove with the Trojan Dive Club from 2004-14 … Three-time national champion, earning national team berths in 2007 and 2014 … Earned CSF Academic Honors Award each year from 2011-15 … Named a Scholar-Athlete from 2011-14 and 2014 Athlete of the Year … AP Honors Award.

Personal: Born Olivia Louise Rosendahl … Daughter of Anne Kosco and Dan Rosendahl … Chose Northwestern over Stanford … Anticipated major could involve theater, French or science fields.

Says Diving Coach Alik Sarkisian: “Olivia is a world-class diver who has already had success in national and international competition. She comes from a strong program at the Trojan Dive Club under coach Hongping Li and will make an immediate impact on our program. Olivia has the ability to be a factor not only for the Wildcats but for USA Diving for years to come.”

Eryn Scannell
Grand Blanc, Mich./Grand Blanc Community

High School: Competed in gymnastics beginning in the fourth grade before transitioning to diving prior to eighth grade … One year later, qualified for the MISCA meet at Eastern Michigan University, an impressive accomplishment for a freshman in just her second year of diving … Competes with the Legacy Diving Club and coach Larry Albright … Academic All-State honoree … Three-time Genesee Country champion, two-time West Divisions champion and 2013 KLAA Lakes Conference champion … Qualified for the MHSAA state meet in 2013 … Competed at the 2014 USA Diving Spring and Summer Junior Region 4 Championships.

Says Diving Coach Alik Sarkisian: “We were excited to get a late commitment from Eryn just prior to National Signing Day. Eryn is an up-and-coming diving talent from Michigan with an infectious personality. Her spirit and hard work will make her an important part of this team from Day One.”

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