Bowling Green State University women’s swimming and diving team is on a recruiting roll. The Falcons had a flurry of activity last week as they received verbal commitments from three swimmers: Monona Martin, Gabby Loeck, and Shaunna Jones.
Martin is a versatile talent out of Gainesville, Florida. Swimming for Gainesville High School at the FHSAA Class 3A Championships last November, she finished fourth in the 50 free and 7th in the 100 fly, led off Gainesville’s winning 400 free and swam the fly leg on their 200 medley relay.
She swims for Gator Swim Club outside of high school, and her 2015-16 swim season ended on a high note at Orlando Sectionals with a 12th place in the 50m free, 7th in the 100 free, 8th in the 200 free, 48th in the 100 back, and 38th in the 100 fly and 200 IM. Her SCY bests include:
- 50y free – 24.02
- 100y free – 51.70
- 200 free – 1:52.08
- 100 fly – 57.52
- 200 IM – 2:11.96
So happy to announce that I've verbally committed to swim D1 at Bowling Green State University! Go Falcons! ???? pic.twitter.com/ejYaPFCGLx
— Monona Martin (@MononaMartin) September 25, 2016
“I am excited to continue my swim career at Bowling Green State University. During my visit, I was impressed with how welcoming the team and coaching staff was. I am looking forward to being part of this team! I am certain that BGSU will help me achieve all of my goals – both in the pool and in the classroom. GO FALCONS!”
Loeck is a backstroke/freestyle specialist from DeForest, Wisconsin. A senior at DeForest High School, she placed 5th in the 100 back and 8th in the 200 IM at the 2015 Wisconsin Girls Division 2 State Championships. She was a member of DeForest’s state-winning 200 medley relay in 2014 and has had top-10 finishes in the 100 backstroke in each of her three years.
Loeck swims year-round for Madison Aquatic Club. She dropped time in nearly all her events in both short-course and long-course seasons this year. At the Wisconsin 13 & Over Long Course State Championships she came in 6th in the 50m free, 8th in the 100m back, 9th in the 200m back, and 15th in the 200m IM. Her top SCY times are:
- 50y back – 27.25
- 100y back – 57.92
- 200y back – 2:09.25
- 50y free – 24.80
- 100y free – 54.13
Jones swims for Strongsville High School and SwimStrongsville in Strongsville, Ohio. She is a freestyle/butterfly specialist who improved quite a bit her junior year, earning personal-bests in the 100 yard fly at District Championships in February, and in the 100 meter fly at Columbus Sectionals. She aslo dropped time in the 50/100/200 free during the 2015-16 swim season. Her best times include:
- 50y fly – 27.06
- 100y fly – 57.68
- 50y free – 25.02
- 100y free – 54.58
- 200y free – 1:57.52
Extremely happy to announce my verbal commitment to swim at Bowling Green State University next year! Talons up! pic.twitter.com/WMVqCYeKZS
— Shaunna Jones (@shaunnajones9) September 25, 2016
If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].