Avery Witcher Signs NLI to Swim for Bellarmine Knights Next Fall

Avery Witcher of Bowling Green, Kentucky has signed an NLI to swim for the Bellarmine University Knights in the fall.

Witcher is a senior at Bowling Green’s Greenwood High School, with whom she competed at the 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships in February. Individually, she swam the 200 free (1:58.57) and 100 fly (58.97) in prelims, placing 17th and 20th, respectively. In finals she led off Greenwood’s 13th-place 200 free relay (26.08) and swam the third leg on the 8th-place 400 free relay.

In club swimming Witcher represents RACE Aquatics Swim Club. While her best SCY times come mainly from her junior year high school season, her best LCM times all date from last summer: 200 free, 100/200 back, 200 fly, and 400 IM.

Witcher will be an immediate-impact player for the Knights. Her 200 fly time is already 1.5 seconds faster than the school record. She would have been an A-finalist in the 200 fly and a B-finalist in the 100 fly, the only Bellarmine swimmer in both finals, at the 2018 GLVC Championships. She also would have joined current senior Olivia Hoskins in the A final of the 400 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 fly – 58.05
  • 200 fly – 2:06.08
  • 50 free – 25.52
  • 100 free – 54.99
  • 200 free – 1:55.65
  • 400 IM – 4:34.72

Witcher and her high school and club teammate, Tanner Cummings, signed their letters of intent together at Greenwood High School on Wednesday.

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