Women's Swimming Signs Quartet for 2007
NC State swimming and diving head coach Brooks Teal has announced that four student-athletes have signed letters of intent to join the women’s program in the fall of 2007. Jessica Ward, Jennifer Kopenitz, Ashley Richter and Nancy Radloff will be the new additions to the Wolfpack squad.
Ward, who has competed in international and national competitions, is a top competitor for the breaststroke in Canada. She has the top times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke in Ontario, as well as the second best time in Canada and the 55th best time in the world for the 200 breaststroke. Ward, who hails from Pickering, Ontario, is also a top contender for a spot on the 2008 Olympic Team. Ward competes for the Toronto All Stars.
Kopenitz joins the Pack from Limerick, PA. She will add experience to the 200 backstroke and 400 individual medley, two events in which she has qualified for the U.S. Open. Kopenitz swims for the Germantown Academy Aquatic Club, has been named an All-American in 2004-2006, and helped lead her team to a national championship her sophomore year.
The sprint freestyle and fly events are where Richter will make an impact for the Wolfpack. The Cypress, TX native is an All-American for the 50 and 100 freestyle events and has also qualified for the U.S. Open and Junior Nationals. Richter holds four records at Cy-Fair High School, and also competes for Fleet Swimming.
Radloff hails from Hilton Head, SC and has qualified for the South Carolina Zone team in 2006. Her work ethic and natural athleticism will help her develop into one of the ACC’s best sprinters in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events. Radloff swims for Hilton Head Aquatics.