Swimming and diving team adds 2 recruits Kyle Anderson of Portland, OR, and Dan Gay of Fairbury, NE, have signed national letters of intent to attend the University of South Dakota and participate in the men�s swimming and diving program, according to an announcement by head swimming and diving coach Ron Allen.
Anderson is one of the top distance and IM swimmers in Oregon, competing for Oregon coaching great Bud Taylor on the Mount Hood Swim Team. Anderson was a National Distance Team All-Star in 2000, recording junior national times. �Kyle will bring much needed top-end talent to several events for the Coyotes,� Allen said.
Gay is one of the top high school divers in Nebraska, holding the Fairbury High School records in 6-meter and 11-meter dives. �Dan will be a nice addition to our men�s diving squad,� Allen said.
Anderson and Gay join five other recruits who signed earlier this spring with South Dakota.
Alex Smith of Houston, TX, was a standout for Westfield High School where he was named team MVP and high point award winner. He also swam for the Houston Elite Aquatic Team (HEAT) in club season.
Ryan Malone of Lincoln, NE, is a transfer from Division I Nebraska, where his was a member of the conference team. As a standout for Lincoln (NE) Southeast High School, Malone was one of the top sprinters in the state. He currently competes for Heartland Aquatics where he was second in the Zones 200-free relay in 2000.
Abby Heinz of Sergeant Bluffs, IA, a top-level high school swimmer in Iowa, finished in the top three in both the 200 IM and 100 butterfly.
A member of the Virgin Island National Swim Team from 1996-2000, Adrian Smith of Plano, TX, attended the CARIFTA, CCCAN, and CICS, which are Caribbean championship swim meets with qualifying times. At those meets, he won a gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly, a silver medal in the 1500 freestyle and a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly.
He qualified and made the finals in eight events for the CARIFTA. He also broke the Jamaican age group record for 1500-meter freestyle at the CARIFTA meet. After moving to Texas about two years ago, Smith was one of the top 500 freestyle swimmers in that state.
Brae Olson of Hutchinson, MN, a transfer from the U of Cincinnati, was a top swimmer in the state of Minnesota in the various butterfly events as well as the IM.