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Four seniors from Germantown Academy Aquatic Club will continue their swimming and academic careers at the NCAA Division I level next year: Ryan Torie (North Carolina), Lauren Henasey (Georgetown), McKensie Meyer (Villanova), and Tommy Whitman (Towson). All four swim at the Fort Washington, PA, club under the direction of head coach Jeff Thompson and high-performance coach Donny Brush.
Ryan Torie – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“I knew from the moment I walked on campus that UNC was a very special place. It offers the best combination of a first-class education, amazing coaching, and a fantastic team atmosphere. Go Tar Heels!”
Torie, a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, is a sprinter who garnered attention when he broke a 35-year-old Germantown Academy pool record earlier this year. Representing his school at the 115th Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships in February, Torie tied for second in the 50 free (20.91) and placed third in the 100 free (45.93), accounting for all of Springside Chestnut Hill’s points. A Winter Nationals qualifier in the 50 free and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 100, Torie’s best times are:
- 50 yard free – 20.68 (19.8 relay split)
- 50 meter free – 23.55
- 100 yard free – 45.63
- 100 meter free – 52.33
Lauren Henasey – Georgetown University
Henasey is a senior at Germantown Academy, where she has twice received USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team honors with 4.0 distinction. Henasey specializes in fly and distance free. She was third in the 100 fly (57.71) and seventh in the 500 free (5:06.95) at the Eastern Interscholastic Championships; she also swam fly on Germantown’s medley relay. Henasey’s best times are:
- 100 yard fly – 56.61
- 200 yard fly – 2:03.52
- 500 yard free – 5:04.62
- 1000 yard free – 10:25.80
- 1650 yard free – 17:28.10
- 400 yard IM – 4:31.53
Henasey is a nice pick-up for head coach Jamie Holder’s Hoyas; she would have made the A finals of the 100/200 fly and 400 IM, and scored in the top 8 of the 1650 free, at the 2015 Big East conference championships.
McKensie Meyer – Villanova University
Meyer attends Germantown Academy where she specializes in butterfly and IM. At Eastern Interscholastic Championships, she scored points for GA with a sixth-place finish in the 100 fly (59.10), a seventh in the 200 IM (2:11.53), and she led off Germantown’s 200 medley relay. Meyer’s top times are:
- 100 yard fly – 58.11
- 200 yard fly – 2:10.10
- 200 yard IM – 2:11.03
- 400 yard IM – 4:37.21
Villanova won the 2015 Big East conference championships over Georgetown by more than 220 points. The Wildcats dominated the butterfly events, and Meyer would have added to the score with B-final appearances in the 100/200 fly had she swum her best times in prelims. She also would have made the B final in the 400 IM and been first alternate in the 200 IM.
Tommy Whitman – Towson University
Whitman is a senior at Germantown Academy. We wrote about him in detail earlier this month.
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