Sprinter Joelle Vereb Grows Virginia Tech’s Class of 2021

Photo Courtesy: Joelle Vereb (on left)

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The Virginia Tech women’s Class of 2021 continues to grow. The Hokies added a verbal commitment from in-state talent Joelle Vereb. Vereb swims for the young club 757 Swim where she is a versatile sprinter.

Her best times are:

  • 50 Back 25.94
  • 100 Back 55.40
  • 100 Fly 53.79
  • 100 Breast 1:02.88
  • 100 Free 50.40

Vereb explained, “I am very excited to commit to Virginia Tech. The team, coaching staff, and campus community were awesome!  I can’t wait to be a part of this special group!”

She swims for Jamestown High School. At this year’s Virginia 4A State Championships, Vereb will return as the defending champion in the 100 fly (54.63) and the 100 breaststroke (1:05.15).

Vereb will join a recruiting class that includes Tatum HacklerMolly SheffieldHeather Sigmon, Nicole Papeand Emily MeilusHacker also has great sprinting stroke range while Sigmon and Meilus are primarily backstrokers. Pape is more breaststroke and IM focused and Sheffield will be a great match for Vereb in the 100 fly.

The 2016 fifth place Hokies will welcome points from Vereb at ACCs. At the 2016 meet, she would have been a B finalist in the 100 butterfly. Junior Maggie Grubber (52.40) was the Hokies only scorer in that event, making Vereb a strong relay contender when she moves to Blacksburg next fall.

To report a verbal commitment email HS@swimmingworld.com.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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