University of Missouri Adds Pair of Western Kentucky Transfers

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University of Missouri Head Swimming Coach Greg Rhodenbaugh announced on Monday (June 29) that All-American Fabian Schwingenschlogl (Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany) and NCAA qualifier Nadine Laemmler (Wackersdorf, Bavaria, Germany) have signed financial aid agreements to attend Mizzou and compete for Tigers.

Schwingenschlogl and Laemmler, both of whom transferred from Western Kentucky, will be eligible to swim for the 2015-16 season and have two years of eligibility remaining.

A two-time first team All-American, Schwingenschlogl placed sixth in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships in 2015 and eighth in the event in 2014. He also claimed honorable mention honors in the 200 breast this past season with a 12th-place finish at NCAAs.

Schwingenschlogl, who hails from Nuremberg, Germany, is the two-time reigning 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM Conference USA champion after winning all three events at the 2014 and 2015 C-USA Championships. For his performances, he was named the Conference USA Male Swimmer of the meet both years.

He boasts best short course times of 51.66 in the 100 breast, 1:53.25 in the 200 breast and 1:45.41 in the 200 IM.

A native of Wackersdorf, Germany, Laemmler qualified for her first NCAA Championships in 2015 in both the 100 and 200 backstroke events, and finished 34th overall in the 200 at the meet. She finished third in the 200 back and fourth in both the 100 back and 200 IM at the 2015 C-USA Championships. She owns Western Kentucky school records in the 100 back (53.13), 200 back (1:53.91) and 200 IM (1:58.65).

Laemmler earned Conference USA Newcomer of the Year honors in 2014 despite only competing for the Hilltoppers the second half of the season and claimed the 2014 C-USA title in the 100 back, while also placing third in both the 200 back and 200 IM.

She owns career best short course times of 53.13 in the 100 back, 1:53.91 in the 200 back and 1:58.65 in the 200 IM.

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Editor’s note:

Western Kentucky will not be competing for the next five years, resulting in many transfers from the program. Because the WKU program was suspended, these athletes are open to transfer to other schools.