Pullman, WA , July 8th, 2011
Nicole Proulx has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in women’s swimming at Washington State University, Cougar Head Coach Tom Jager announced, Wednesday. In addition, Jager announced Kelly Tannhauser has transferred to WSU from South Carolina.
Proulx will be a freshman in the fall after competing at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills, Calif. As a junior, Proulx broke the 33-year-old Century League record in the 100 freestyle. She is a two-time swimming All-American and also played water polo at Canyon.
“Nicole is a tall sprinter from Southern California with untapped potential,” Jager said. “She loves to race and has the attitude and ability to get her to the next level. She will be a fun swimmer to watch develop as a Cougar student-athlete over the next four years.”
Tannhauser swam personal bests in the 200 free, 200 back and 200 IM at the 2011 Southeastern Conference Championships as a freshman. She ranks in the all-time top 10 at South Carolina in the 200 back and 200 IM. As a prep, she attended Juanita High School in Kirkland, Wash.
“Fortunately for us, Kelly wanted to get closer to home,” Jager said. “She comes from a swimming family. Her sister Jamie swam and Florida, her brother Brett at Tennessee and her brother Kerry at Arizona State. She is a versatile swimmer who will make an immediate impact in any event she swims for the Cougars.”