Winners of 11 of the last 14 Ivy League championships, the Princeton women's swimming and diving team knows that the rest of the Ivy League will be targeting the Tigers over the next four seasons. Head coach Susan Teeter and assistant Suzanne Yee are proud to announce a talented dozen who will join the Princeton tradition this academic year.
Also, Yee shares some thoughts on the most recent freshman class, this group and what she saw during the recruiting process in the video above. (Note: video can only be seen on GoPrincetonTigers.com; emailed version will not contain play link).
Below are the 12 members of the Princeton Class of 2017:
Diver • Edina, Minn. • Edina
At Edina — earned All-America, all-state and all-conference honors … placed second at 2013 state championships … won three Section 6AA diving championships … helped Edina win three Class AA state titles … participated in the USA Diving Age Group national championships … holds pool and team records for six-dive list, and holds team record for 11-dive list … captain of both the high school and club teams … competitive trampolinist; competed in various Junior Olympic trampoline competitions … National Merit Finalist … AP National Scholar with Honor … Dartmouth Book Award recipient.
Personal — born May 10, 1995 … daughter of Yuval and Idith Almog … father is a venture capitalist; mother is a homemaker and school board member … has three older sisters: Lotem, Orian and Hilal; has an older brother Daniel … enjoys hiking, backpacking and camping … may study sciences and/or foreign languages.
Diver • Seattle, Wash. • Garfield
At Garfield — qualified for the 2013 USD Senior National Zone Diving competition … qualified for Junior Nationals in both the 1- and 3-meter springboard and platform events … competed in both Junior Olympic and Senior Nationals … won the 2011 and 2012 Washington state championship … four-year state finalist … all-divisions state record holder (488.20 – 11 dives) … two-time All-America … National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar with Distinction … recipient of Garfield’s “Against All Odds” award for student activism … managing editor of the student newspaper.
Personal — born Sept. 26, 1994 … daughter of Craig and Sylvia McLaughlin Chambers … father is a software engineer; mother is a homemaker … has a younger sister Addie … uncle Tom McLaughlin is a Princeton alum … enjoys hiking, traveling and scuba diving.
Breast/IM/Fly • New Hyde Park, N.Y. • New Hyde Park
At New Hyde Park — achieved All-America status … won seven New York state public high school championships … 12-time Nassau County champion … two-time Nassau County MVP … invited to Eastern Zone Select Camp for USA Swimming … holds 100 breast (LC) time that is under Olympic Trials standard … set more than 10 club records, as well as eight for high school team and four in Nassau County … two-time team captain … AP Scholar.
Personal — born Dec. 3, 1994 … daughter of Ngai Ning and Mei-Yun Chan … father is a chef … has an older sister Jessica … plays the viola.
Diver • Andover, Mass. • Andover
At Andover — four-time NISCA Diving All-America honoree … won the 2011 Massachusetts state championship; placed in the top three all four years … four-time league champion and two-time North Sectional champion … competed at Summer Nationals and Spring East Nationals in both 1- and 3-meter … medaled at AAU Nationals in both 1- and 3-meter events … holds Andover 11-dive record … team captain … National Honor Society member … earned academic achievement awards in both English and Bioethics.
Personal — born March 11, 1995 … daughter of Bob and Nancy Daly … father is an engineering director; mother is a homemaker … has a younger brother Matt … coaches diving in the summer … edits a children’s literacy magazine … enjoys reading, the beach and sightseeing … may study neuroscience and molecular biology at Princeton.
Fly/Free/IM • Lancaster, Pa. • Manheim Twp.
At Manheim Twp. — three-time All-America in the 100 fly and 100-free … won state championship in 100 fly, placed second in previous year … Senior Nationals and Junior Nationals qualifier … eight-time all-state honoree … four-time league all-star … holds three high school records and 12 club records … team captain … AP Scholar with Honor … three-time Scholastic All-America honoree … member of the National Honor Society.
Personal — born June 7, 1995 … daughter of John and Gail Diller … both parents work in financial industry … enjoys reading, biking and traveling … may study molecular biology at Princeton.
Distance • Short Hills, N.J. • Millburn
At Millburn — three-time Senior Nationals qualifier … multiple-event winner at both Speedo Championship Series Northeast Section and New Jersey Junior Olympics … 2010 Cullen Jones Award recipient as county championships MVP … USA Swimming Scholastic All-America … just missed qualifying for 2012 Olympic Trials in the 400 free.
Personal — born Oct. 7, 1994 … daughter of Gregory and Ruth Ann Fleming … father is a physician; mother is a lawyer … has an older sister Genevieve and an older brother Christopher; both swam at Penn.
Breast/Free/IM • Rye, N.Y. • Rye
At Rye — competed at Junior Nationals; qualified for Senior Nationals … named Westchester/Putnam Swimming and Diving Performer of the Year by the Journal News … sectional champion in the 100 free and 100 breast … earned two bronze medals at New York state championships … received 2012 All-America consideration … earned Academic All-America honors … three-time Scholastic All-America team honoree … set two Metropolitan Region records … five-time all-section and all-division honoree … captain for both Rye and N.Y. Section One state team … class valedictorian … Harvard-Radcliffe University Book Award recipient … earned National Merit Commendation … awarded the National Honor Society Scholarship Candle … AP Scholar with Distinction … earned Summa Cum Laude in National Latin Exam.
Personal — born Nov. 13, 1994 … daughter of Paul and Susan Fulenwider … father founded Lane Capital Management, Inc.; mother is a former portfolio manager … has an older brother Chris and an older sister Allison; Allison is captain of the 2013-14 Georgetown women’s swimming & diving team … enjoys dance and performed with Rye School of Dance; also enjoys creative writing … may study English or economics/finance.
Free/Fly • Elkins, W.V. • Elkins
At Elkins — two-time all-state and three-time all-region honoree … West Virginia state champion in the 50 free and 100 free; also won the 200 free relay and 400 free relay … state runner-up in 100 free and 100 fly … won club state title in 50 free and 400 free relay … holds multiple school and club records … two-time conference swimmer of the year … won Conference High Point honor all four years … team captain … team captain … also lettered in volleyball … attended West Virginia Girls State and ALA Girls Nation … valedictorian … AP Scholar with Distinction.
Personal — born Nov. 15, 1994 … daughter of Michael and Peggy Johnson … father is a teacher; mother is a social worker … has an older sister Morgan … enjoys volleyball, lifeguarding and reading … may study molecular biology.
IM/Fly/Free • Pasadena, Calif. • Pasadena
At Pasadena — won league championships in 100 free, 500 free, 100 back and 200 IM … invited to USA Swimming Western Zone Select Camp … 2012 Junior National qualifier … holds six individual high school records … team captain … three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America honoree … member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation … AP Scholar with Honor … Pasadena High School Scholar-Athlete.
Personal — born Oct. 28, 1995 … daughter of Marc and Anne Lepesant … father works in management at Louis Vuitton; mother, a 1982 Princeton graduate, is self-employed … has an older sister Caroline and two younger sisters, Madeleine and Isabelle … uncle and great-uncle are Princeton graduates; great-great-great grandfather is Carl A. Langlotz, composer of Old Nassau … enjoys baking … may study public and international affairs at Princeton.
Diving • Monterey Park, Calif. • Mark Keppel
At Mark Keppel — Junior and Senior National Diving Championships qualifier since age 12 … won the 2011 USA Diving Age Group Nationals … placed sixth at the 2010 USA Diving Spring West Nationals and fourth at the 2012 AT&T National Championships … two-time NISCA All American Award honoree … Mark Keppel Girls 2012 Swimming and Diving Team MVP in 2012 and 2013 … helped Mark Keppel win three CIF championships … member of National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation.
Personal — born Aug. 1, 1995 … daughter of Deliang and Jessica Li … father is dive coach who also competed in the 1988 Olympics for China; mother was a national team rhythmic gymnast also in China … father runs a home business along with coaching; mother is an accountant … has a younger sister Armina … interested in medicine and psychology … enjoys drawing, painting and trying new foods.
Back/Free/IM • Phoenix, Az. • Xavier College Prep
At Xavier College Prep — qualified for both Senior and Junior Nationals … three-time All-America honoree (one individual, two relays) … led Xavier to state championship all four years … seven-time individual state champion (club); also won two relay state titles at Xavier … eight-time Arizona high school state finalist … earned team’s Most Valuable Swimmer award … named Outstanding Senior Athlete … recipient of Coach’s Award and Most Athletic in Senior Class … three-time Scholastic All-America … National Merit Finalist … AP Scholar with Distinction … member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society … Mu Alpha Theta … president of the music club.
Personal — born May 19, 1995 … daughter of John and Dawn Mulligan … father is a broker; mother is self-employed … has four half-sisters and two half-brothers, all older … enjoys theater and the piano … may study biology or public policy.
Distance • Harrison, N.Y. • The Ursuline School
The Ursuline School — two-year sectional winner … two-time qualifier for Open Water Nationals 5k … team captain … voted state captain by Section 1 qualifiers … member of the National Honor Society … National Merit Commended Scholar … AP Scholar.
Personal — born Aug. 28, 1995 … daughter of Chris and Margaret Rak Shipman … both parents work in finance … has an older sister Caroline and a younger brother Henry … enjoys traveling, hiking and cooking … may study history, politics or economics.