Nov. 20, 2013
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State swimming and diving coach Jeanne Fleck announced on Wednesday the signing of four athletes for the 2014-15 season.
The `Dogs received National Letters of Intent from Katelin Britton (Modesto, Calif.), Vanessa Dugan (Roseville, Calif.), Casey Kennemann (Santa Maria, Calif.) and Hannah Nabors (Clovis, Calif.).
"I am very happy to say that they are all from California," Fleck said. "Our team did a great job and we got all the girls that we really wanted. These were our top four and we got all four."
Britton comes to Fresno State after swimming for the Tiger Aquatics Club out of Stockton, Calif. She is a freestyle and mid-distance swimmer that has made the finals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section meet her first three years of high school. Britton said she chose to come be a Bulldog because she felt that it was the best fit for her athletically and academically. She was named a Scholastic All-American in 2012.
"We've been watching her swim for quite a few years," Fleck said. "We are pretty excited about what we think she can come in and do for us."
Dugan is a product of the California Capital Aquatic Swim team. She is a mid-distance and IM swimmer that has made All-League in her first three years of high school swimming. Dugan won the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section 500 Free as a sophomore. In December, the Bulldog-to-be will attend and compete at the Junior Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina. Dugan chose to come to Fresno State because on her recruiting trip she felt she connected with the coaches and the team well.
"We've had a great run of girls from this club team," Fleck said. "Vanessa had a great time and she did all best times this past summer and we know she can come in here and do some great things for us."
Kennemann, whose sister Karley is a freshman on the team, comes to Fresno State from the Santa Maria Swim Club. She will swim fly, back and IM for the `Dogs. At Righetti High, Kennemann has been a Varsity swimmer all four years and is the 200 IM and 100 Free school and league record-holder. She was a junior nationals qualifier and has competed in the CIF Southern Section Championships her first three years and placed every year.
"She had an absolutely amazing summer and dropped all of her times and became one of our top recruits," Fleck said. "We are so excited because we really liked her before her times got so good."
Nabors is a local product out of Clovis High School and swims for the Clovis Swim Club. She is a breaststroke and sprint freestyle swimmer. She was named a Fresno Bee All-Star for her performance in her junior year after finishing second in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 50 Free. In her sophomore year she was named an honorable mention performer by The Fresno Bee after she took third in the 100 Breast and eighth in the 50 Free. Nabors chose to come to Fresno State because of the great coaches, facilities and academics.
"Hannah has never trained year-round because she also does water polo," Fleck said. "We think she has a ton of potential and really liked her and she fit in with our group of girls."
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