Nearly a decade ago the University of Iowa were left reeling by a recruiting scandal. That appears to be old news, however as the Hawkeyes introduced twenty new signees. The class comes on the heels of a breakthrough season for the Hawkeyes who have been building since long before the construction of the new CWRC.
“Our incoming class represents an outstanding and talented group of individuals,” said Long. “They’ve proven themselves as winners in the pool and classroom. We’re excited to have them join our program. The future looks bright for the Hawkeyes.”
For the first time in recent memory the Hawkeyes signed the consensus number-one in-state recruit recruit on the women's side. That positions them well as they go after a much more talented in-state class in 2013.
||Sioux Falls, SD
||Rock Island, IL
||Eden Prairie, MN
||Detroit Lakes, MN
||Iowa City, IA
||South Burlington, VT||
Jackson Allen, a native of Monona, Wis., was an All-American and state champion in multiple events at Monona High School. He was also a team MVP and team captain. Allen is coached by Kelly Huson and Matt Pircon (HS) and Shane Ryan and Michael Rudie (USS) at Madison East YMCA.
50 Freestyle: 20.99
100 Freestyle: 46.17
200 Freestyle: 1:41.67
100 Butterfly: 50.34
Matt Boyd, a native of Clinton, Iowa, is a two-time Iowa state champion, team captain, All-American and Junior National qualifier out of Clinton High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Boyd, who also lettered in cross country and track and field in high school, is coached by Tony Hunter, Albert Hayton (HS) and Ross Burns, Steve Erling (USS) at River City Aquatics.
100 Backstroke: 51.06
200 Backstroke: 1:53.19
100 Breaststroke: 58.96
200 IM: 1:53.50
David Ernstsson, a native of Stockholm, Sweden, who attends Kartorps Gymnasium, is a Swedish youth champion and a Swedish Olympic trial qualifier. He swims for Stockholm Polisens SIM IF and is coached by Sven Rowe Malmberg.
50 Freestyle SCM: 22.66, (20.30 SCY Converted)
100 Freestyle SCM: 48.91, (43.82 SCY Converted)
200 Freestyle SCM: 1:48.19, (1:36.94 SCY Converted)
100 Butterfly SCM: 54.58, (48.90 SCY Converted)
Maverick Hovey, a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., was a state champion in the 100 butterfly and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays at Eden Prairie High School. He is an All-American and Junior National qualifier. Hovey, a member of the National Honor Society and a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, is coached by Kelly Boston (HS) and Kate Lundsten at Aquajets Swim Team.
200 Freestyle: 1:40.97
100 Butterfly: 49.52
Charles Holliday, a native of Rock Island, Ill., attends Rock Island High School, where he is the sectional record holder in the 50 freestyle. He is also all-state and an All-American in the 50 freestyle. Last season he was a member of the IHSA Scholastic team. Holliday, who was a member of the 2012 IHSA Scholastic team, is coached by Grant Bramer at Rock Island High School and Demian Warner at Lane 4 Aquatics.
50 Freestyle 21.04
100 Freestyle 47.04
Seth Lane, a native of Waupaca, Wis., was the 2010 Wisconsin long course state champion in the 50 free and 100 back at Waupaco High School. Lane is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. He is coached by Fox Valley Wave head coach Curt Beutler.
50 Free: 20.95
100 Back: 51.89
Mike Nelson, a native of Tempe, Ariz., attends Brophy College Preparatory, where he is two-time state individual champion, four-time state team champion and an All-American. Nelson is an Olympic Trial qualifier in the 100 breaststroke, a member of the National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Nelson is coached by Pat O’Neill (HS) and Coley Stickels (USS) at the Phoenix Swim Club.
100 Breaststroke: 56.73, 1:04.28 LCM
200 Breaststroke: 2:05.41
Tyler Nichols, a native of Marshall, Mo., is the Missouri state champion
in the 100 breaststroke out of Marshall High School. He is a national
qualifier in the 200 IM and a member of the National Honor Society. He
is coached by Jillian Pointer (HS) and Mike Ballard (USS) at Heart of
America Swim Club.
100 Breaststroke: 57.01
200 Breaststroke: 2:04.80
200 IM: 1:51.08
Oak, a native of Detroit Lakes, Minn., was the Minnesota state champion
in the 100 breaststroke, holds four Detroit Lakes High School records
and is an All-American. He is a Junior National qualifier and is coached
by Rian Heimark (HS) and Pat Anderson (USS) at Marlins Swim Club.
100 Breaststroke: 56.62
200 Breaststroke: 2:02.55
200 Freestyle: 1:41.97
Parker, a native of Highlands Ranch, Colo., attends Rock Canyon High
School, where he is an all-state performer, state champion and five-time
state finalist. Parker is a Junior National qualifier and is coached by
Matt Beck at Highlands Ranch Aquatics.
500 Free: 4:33.94
100 Back: 50.60
200 Back: 1:49.77
Snow is a native of Springfield, Mo., and attends Glendale High School,
where he was a state champion in the 100 and 200 freestyle. Snow, who
is an All-American and Junior National qualifier, is a member of the
National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. He
is coached by Dave Collins and Steve Boyce(HS) and Dave Collins (USS)
at Missouri State Aquatics.
100 Freestyle: 46.06
200 Freestyle: 1:40.62
Roman Trussov, a native of UST-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, has been ranked in the top 50 in the world in the 50 and 100 breaststroke. Trussov competed in the third annual FINA World Juniors in Lima, Peru, in 2011. He is coached by Safanova Anna Losifovna at the National Team of Kazakh.
50 Breaststroke: LCM 28.47, (24.28 SCY Converted)
100 Breaststroke: LCM 1:01.81, (52.91 SCY Converted)
200 Breaststroke: LCM 2:16.50, (1:57.12 SCY Converted)
Michael Ubert, a native of Burlington, Vt., is a USA swimming Junior National qualifier out of South Burlington High School. Ubert, who is a member of the National Honor Society, swims for Green Mountain Aquatics and is coached by Laura Matuszak.
500 Freestyle 4:34.43
1000 Freestyle 9:18.09
1650 Freestyle 15:50.84Women's Signees
Maddie Bro, a native of Ames, Iowa, was an All-American and state champion in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke at Ames High School. Bro, a Junior National qualifier, was also named the Iowa State Athlete of the Year by the High School Swim Coaches Association. She is a three-time scholastic All-American and a published journalist. Bro is coached by Dan Flannery (HS) and Dave Joensen (USS) at Central Iowa Aquatics.
50 Freestyle: 23.87
100 Backstroke: 55.87
Colleen Champa, a native of Algonquin, Ill., attended Dundee Crown High School, where she was a state finalist in 100 breaststroke and school record holder in the 200 IM. Champa is a Junior National qualifier and a three-time team MVP. She is coached by Laura Wayman at Palatine Park District.
Champa’s Best Times
100 Breaststroke: 1:06.01
200 Breaststroke: 2:19.13
200 IM: 2:07.70
Maggie Hofstadter, a native of Irvine, Calif., was a state finalist and All-American at University High School, where she led her team to state team titles in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Hofstadter is a Junior National qualifier in the 50 free and a scholastic All-American. She is coached by Robin Jacobsen at Orange County Waves.
Hofstadter’s Best Times
50 Freestyle: 23.72
100 Freestyle: 51.72
Ashley Horodyski is a native of Littleton, Colo., and attends Columbine High School, where she was a state finalist. Horodyski is coached by Kristy Marosy (HS) and Matt Beck (USS) at Highlands Ranch Aquatics.
Horodyski’s Best Times
100 Butterfly: 56.48
Olivia Kabacinski, a native of La Porte, Ind., is a 10-time individual All-American and three-time state champion at Chesteron High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Kabacinski is also a Senior National qualifier and is coached by Kevin Kinel at Duneland Swim Club.
50 Freestyle: 23.06
100 Freestyle: 49.96
200 Freestyle: 1:49.07
500 Freestyle: 4:53.04
100 Breaststroke: 1:03.70
200 IM: 2:06.94
Allie Orvis, a native of Decorah, Iowa, holds 10 school records and was the Iowa state champion in the 200 IM in 2010. She was also first team all-state, varsity MVP, a Junior National qualifier and a USA swimming Scholastic All-American at Decorah High School. Orvis is coached by Stephanie Huber (HS) and Doug Colin at Dubuque Area Swimmin’ Hurricanes.
100 Fly: 56.29
200 IM: 2:04.97
Jennifer Weigand, a native of La Grange Park, Ill., and is an all-state and an All-American swimmer at Lyons Township High School. Weigand, who also played water polo, will be joining her brother, Patrick and her sister, Hilary, who are current Hawkeye swimmers. Weigand is coached by Scott Walker, Kurt Johns and Casey Hnatiuk at Lyons Swim Club.
100 Free 52.99
500 Free 4:59.22
100 Fly 57.90