CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard women's swimming and diving team has announced the addition of 10 freshmen to the team as the class of 2021.
The 10 incoming freshmen will join a Harvard team that finished as the runner-up at the Ivy League Championships. The Crimson will have a chance to reclaim the Ivy title that it last won in 2016 when it hosts the conference championship meet Feb. 14-17 at Blodgett Pool.
Elizabeth Holmes | Breaststroke/Butterfly/Freestyle | San Antonio, Texas | The Episcopal School of Texas
Two-time first team all-state selection … Two-time second team all-state selection … Won the state championship in the 200 free, 100 fly and 200 IM … TAPPS record holder in the 200 IM … Holds or is a part of 10 school records … Regional Swimmer of the Meet as a sophomore and junior … Most Outstanding Student Athlete award as a senior … National Merit Finalist … Honor Roll member … Cousin ran cross country at DePauw.
Daniela Liera | Freestyle | Oro Valley, Ariz. | BASIS Oro Valley
Three-time medal winner at 2017 Western Zone Sectionals in the 500, 1,000, and 1,650 free … Three-time medal winner at 2017 USA Swimming Futures at Santa Clara in the 800 free, 4x100 free relay, and 4x200 free relay … Finished first place in 1,650 free at 2017 Arizona short course state championship and set a pool record … Finished first place in 200 free at 2016 Arizona long course state championship … Set nine long course pool records and six short course records at OVAC … Set five team records in long course and short course at FFAST … National AP Scholar Award recipient in 2015 and 2016 … National Merit Finalist … National Hispanic Scholar.
Georgina Milne | Diving | New Albany, Ohio | New Albany
Four-time all-district member … All-American and all-state member in 2017 … Set school record for six dives in one meter … Represented South Africa at the World Junior Diving Championships in 2014 and 2016 … Lettered all four years at New Albany … National Honor Society Member … Served on student council from 2013-16 … Completed community service with the Homeless Families Foundation.
Michelle Owens | Freestyle/IM | McLean, Va. | Langley
Was an All-Met second team selection in 2016 and earned honorable mention in 2014, 2015 and 2017 … Langley won VHSL Girls 6A state championship in 2015 … Team captain … Swam for the club team The Fish for 10 years … Member of the 2017 Math Honor Society … AP Scholar with Distinction.
Cassandra Pasadyn | Backstroke | Hinckley, Ohio | Brunswick
Two-time All-American in the 100 back … Nine-time All-Ohio … Five-time all-conference … Three-time county and conference MVP … Holds seven records at Brunswick … 2017 Ohio 100 Backstroke state champion … Finished 12th at the 2017 NISCA Junior Nationals … Scholastic All-American three times … NISCA Academic All-American … Brunswick Valedictorian … National Honor Society secretary from 2015-17 … President of the Spanish club from 2013-17 … Sister, Selena Pasadyn '16, ran cross country and track at Harvard … Sister runs cross country and track and Case Western Reserve.
Annabelle Paterson | Freestyle/Backstroke | Auckland, New Zealand | Diocesan
Oceania champion in the 200 back, 4x100 free mixed relay … Currently a member of the 2020 Tokyo program … Member of the 2016 Junior PanPacs, 2015 Junior Worlds and 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games teams … Earned silver in the 200 backstroke at the New Zealand Olympic Trials … 2016 Long-Course Age Group National champion in the 200 back, 4x100 free club relay, 4x200 free club relay and 4x100 IM club relay … 2016 short-course age group national champion in the 200 back … Won a total of 17 national championships in long and short course from 2014-16 … Earned the Dell Hooper Cup for outstanding achievement … Earned the Honors Award.
Kennidy Quist | Freestyle | Snowmass Village, Co. | Aspen
Four-time NISCA All-American … Colorado High School 3A Swimmer of the Year … Colorado High School 3A state record holder in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay … Qualified for the Winter Junior Nationals in the 50, 100 and 200 free … Qualified for the Summer Junior Nationals in the 100 and 200 free … Three-time Scholastic All-American … International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate … Awarded Service Letter in 2016 and 2017 for more than 100 hours of community service … National Honor Society member … Father ran track and field at Stanford.
Allie Russell | Breaststroke | Birmingham, Mich. | Seaholm
Thirteen-time all-state member … Five-time All-American … Seaholm High School 2017 Senior Female Athlete of the Year … Holds records in the 100 breast, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay at Seaholm … Won the 2016 MHSAA Division 2 state championship … Academic all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … UAA Scholar Athlete … AP Scholar … National Honors Society Member … Mother briefly played professional tennis after graduating from William & Mary in 1990.
Ingrid Wall | Breaststroke/Backstroke/Sprint Freestyle | Kenilworth, Ill. | New Terrier
Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 free … 2017 Illinois state champion … Placed third in the 100 breast and 12th in the 50 free at the 2015 Speedo Short Course Junior Nationals … Qualified for finals of NCSA Championships from 2013-17 … Took third place in the 50 breast at the Irish Open as a part of the NCSA Junior team … Holder of over 50 records at the New Terrier Swim Club including 30 short course and 20 long course … Academic and Automatic All-American member … Graduated with honors from New Terrier … Uncle swam at Dartmouth.
Jaycee Yegher | Breaststroke/IM | Darnestown, Md. | Northwest
Three-time state champion in the 100 breast … Three-time record holder in the 100 breast … Competed in the 2013 World Maccabiah Games in Israel … Competed in the 2015 Pan American Maccabiah Games in Chile … Montgomery County Swim League record holder in the 100 and 200 breastsroke… High School MVP from 2013-17 … National Honors Society Member … President of Rho Kappa … Senior Olympics volunteer.