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The Nevada Wolf Pack have announced the signing of New Zealand swimmer Kyla Alexander, who will join the team in the fall of 2020. Alexander is a transfer from the University of Louisville, where she swam last season as a freshman.
Nevada has a very international roster, with 9 non-American swimmers on their 2019-2020 roster. That includes another Kiwi, rising junior Mikayla Dance, who comes from the same United Swimming Club that Alexander grew up training with in New Zealand.
In her inaugural collegiate campaign last season, Alexander was Louisville’s #3 backstroker in both the 100 and 200 yard races. In the 100, she ranked behind rising senior Ashlyn Schoof and had a very similar season-best to graduating senior Lainey Visscher. In the 200, she ranked behind Schoof and the graduating Sofie Underahl.
While Alexander wasn’t a part of Louisville’s roster at last year’s ACC Championships, she projects to make an immediate impact on Nevada’s prospects in the Mountain West. Her freshman-best time in the 100 back would have placed 4th at the Mountain West Conference Championship meet last season, and her best time in the 200 back would have placed 5th. She’ll join a Nevada backstroke training group that is one of the team’s strongest, with Mountain West A-finalists Kate Afanasyeva and Kacey Kiuchi both returning next season.
Nevada finished 2nd at last year’s Mountain West Conference Championship meet, about 450 points behind champions San Diego State.
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