Sofia Carnevale, a Canadian who just finished her second season with UNLV, has announced her decision to transfer to the University of Georgia.
Carnevale is a strong breaststroker who will provide much-needed breaststroke speed to the Bulldogs, who have had trouble nailing down elite breaststroke talent of late.
- 100y breast – 59.87
- 200y breast – 2:11.89
- 100y free – 23.36
- 100y free – 50.78
Carnevale will be a huge boost to the Bulldogs next season. Last year, their top breaststroker was Caitlin Casazza at 1:00.87 — Carnevale is nearly a full second faster than that. She would have also ranked 2nd last season behind only Meaghan Raab in the 200 breast.
Carnevale would have A-finaled in the 100 breast at the 2018 SEC Championships, and she would’ve C-finaled in the 200 breast. More importantly, Carnevale is right on path to score at NCAAs in the 100 breast, though she may need to improve a few tenths to make it next year.
UGA has SwimSwam’s #2 ranked incoming class, and they were ranked #2 without a single breaststroke specialist. Now, with Carnevale, UGA’s medley relays will be much more competitive and dangerous next year, and she has a chance to be an NCAA scorer in her first season with the Bulldogs.