Zach Apple, Gabby DeLoof Highlight USA Swimming’s World University Games Roster

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

USA Swimming today announced a 52-member squad that will represent the United States at next summer’s 2019 World University Games (XXX Summer Universiade) in Naples, Italy.

Highlighting the roster are eight swimmers who competed for Team USA at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships: Gabby DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Michigan), Ella Eastin (Irvine, Calif./Stanford), Hannah Moore (Cary, N.C./NC State), Zach Apple (Trenton, Ohio/Indiana), Robert Finke (Clearwater, Fla./Florida), Sean Grieshop (Cedar Park, Texas/California), Austin Katz (Sarasota, Fla./Texas) and Justin Ress (Cary, N.C./NC State).

Apple, DeLoof and Jack Levant (Southlake, Texas/Stanford) also will compete at the 2019 FINA World Championships as relay-only swimmers. Leah SmithShannon Vreeland, Abbey Weitzeil and Reed Malone did the double for USA Swimming in 2015 at the World University Games.

Emily Weiss and Katharine Berkoff also made the team as they will be incoming freshmen in the fall of 2019.

Seventeen different college programs are represented on the roster with Texas leading the way with eight swimmers slated to compete. California and NC State follow with six team members each.

The seven-day swimming competition is scheduled for July 4-10, 2019. Full competition information can be found online at www.universiade2019napoli.it.

Ten swimmers are making return trips to the World University Games and they are marked below with an asterisk.

Men’s Roster

  • Zach Apple, Indiana, 50/100 free
  • Clark Beach, Florida, 200 back
  • Dean Farris, Harvard, 4×100 free
  • Robert Finke, Florida, 800/1500 free
  • Trey Freeman, Florida, 200/400 free
  • *Sean Grieshop, California, 400 IM
  • Connor Hoppe, California, 50/100 breast
  • Grant House, Arizona State, 4×200 free
  • Robert Howard, Alabama, 4×100 free
  • Tate Jackson, Texas, 100 free
  • Michael Jensen, California, 50 free
  • Trent Julian, California, 4×200 free, 200 fly
  • *Austin Katz, Texas, 200 back
  • Jack LeVant, Stanford, 200 free, 200 fly
  • Bryce Mefford, California, 50/100 back
  • Jeff Newkirk, Texas, 4×200 free
  • Nick Norman, California, 800/1500
  • Devon Nowicki, Oakland, 50/100 breast
  • *Justin Ress, NC State, 4×100 free, 50/100 back
  • Daniel Roy, Stanford, 200 breast
  • Jack Saunderson, Towson, 50/100 fly
  • John Shebat, Texas, 200 IM
  • Coleman Stewart, NC State, 50/100 fly
  • Sam Stewart, Texas, 200/400 IM
  • Jonathan Tybur, Texas A&M, 200 breast
  • Zach Yeadon, Notre Dame, 400 free

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Women’s Roster

  • Claire Adams, Texas, 4×100 free
  • Grace Ariola, Texas, 50 free
  • Taylor Ault, Florida, 800 free
  • Katharine Berkoff, yet to commit, 50/100 back
  • Lisa Bratton, Texas A&M, 200 back
  • *Veronica Burchill, Georgia, 100 free, 50/100 fly
  • Megan Byrnes, Stanford, 800/1500
  • Jorie Caneta, Texas A&M, 50/100 breast
  • Olivia Carter, Georgia, 200 fly
  • Catie DeLoof, Michigan, 4×100 free
  • Gabby DeLoof, Michigan, 100/200 free
  • *Ella Eastin, Stanford, 200 IM
  • Emily Escobedo, UMBC, 200 breast
  • Elise Haan, NC State, 50/100 back
  • Dakota Luther, Georgia, 50/100/200 fly
  • Paige Madden, Virginia, 200 free
  • *Kaersten Meitz, Purdue, 400 free
  • *Hannah Moore, NC State, 1500
  • Ky-Lee Perry, NC State, 50 free
  • Evie Pfeifer, Texas, 4×200 free, 200/400 IM
  • *Claire Rasmus, Texas A&M, 4×200 free
  • *Sierra Schmidt, Michigan, 400 free
  • Makayla Sargent, NC State, 400 IM
  • *Asia Seidt, Kentucky, 200 back
  • Emily Weiss, Indiana, 50/100 breast

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Making Return Trips to WUGs

  1. Veronica Burchill
  2. Ella Eastin
  3. Sean Grieshop
  4. Austin Katz
  5. Kaersten Meitz
  6. Hannah Moore
  7. Claire Rasmus
  8. Justin Ress
  9. Sierra Schmidt
  10. Asia Seidt

Schools Represented

  1. Texas (8)
  2. California (6)
  3. NC State (6)
  4. Florida (4)
  5. Stanford (4)
  6. Texas A&M (4)
  7. Georgia (3)
  8. Michigan (3)
  9. Indiana (2)
  10. Alabama (1)
  11. Arizona State (1)
  12. Harvard (1)
  13. Kentucky (1)
  14. Notre Dame (1)
  15. Oakland (1)
  16. Purdue (1)
  17. Towson (1)
  18. UMBC (1)
  19. Virginia (1)

Conferences:

  1. SEC (13)
  2. Pac-12 (11)
  3. ACC (8)
  4. Big XII (8)
  5. B1G (6)
  6. America East (1)
  7. CAA (1)
  8. Horizon League (1)
  9. Ivy League (1)

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    Hmm...

    Of course Dean Farris is on this team…

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