Courtesy: Bryant Athletics
SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University women’s swimming and diving welcomes nine-women that will make up the Bulldogs Class of 2023 this fall.
The Class of 2023 features a variety of swimmers and divers with impressive accolades from eight different states across the county.
Kyri Chambo | Highlands Ranch, Colo. | Highlands Ranch HS
Four-year letterwinner for swimming, diving and track and field with the Highlands Ranch Falcons … 1 meter diving state and track state all four years … All-league athlete of the month in 2016 and 2017 … Captain of the swim team in 2018 and 2019 … Dove for the Altitude Dive Club … Also a member of the American Honors Society.
Personal: Daughter of Tara and Darren … Has one sister, Chloe.
Erin Doruska | Ankeny, Iowa | Ankeny Centennial HS
Four-year letterwinner with the Ankeny Centennial Jaguars … State champion in the 200 freestyle relay as a junior … Two-time regional champion in the 200 freestyle … Set 200 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay record as a junior … All-American in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay in her junior year … Swam club for the Central Iowa Aquatics … also a member of the National Honor Society
Personal: Daughter of Sara and Tom … Has one brother, Aidan and one sister, Molly who was on the Cross Country and Track team at Lawrence University from 2015 to 2019.
Sammi Grenon | Cheshire, Conn. | Cheshire HS
Four-year letterwinner with the Cheshire Rams … Two-time All-SCC region and All-State Honoree … Two-time 400 Free Relay National All-American … Four-time SCC All-Academic Team … Also swam for the Cheshire Sea Dog Swim Club.
Personal: Daughter of Melissa and James … has one sister, Danielle and two brothers, Ben who plays baseball for Endicott College, and Dan who is on the golf team at Saint Mary College.
Laurel Carey | Madison, N.J. | Madison HS
Four-year swimming and three-year track and field letterwinner with the Madison Dodgers … County Record Holder in the 100 free, Four-time county champion in the 100 free … Two-time county champion in the 50 free … Three NJAC All Academic Team titles.
Personal: Daughter of Barbara and George … Has one sister, Julia and one brother, Matthew.
Kate Kirves | New Port Richey, Fla. | River Ridge HS
Four-year letterwinner in diving and weightlifting for the River Ridge Knights … Three-time conference champion … 2019 110 lb. weight class weightlifting state champion … Swim and dive team captain in senior year … Did club diving for Team Colwill Diving and Mo’s Dive Club … Also a member of the National Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, Music Honor Society and National English Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Terri and Brent … Has one sister, Stephanie and one brother, Matthew.
Megan Donnelly | Sayville, N.Y. | Sayville HS
Four-year letterwinner with the Sayville Flashes … Two-time all-state in the 100 fly … All-state in the 200 free in junior year … Swam club for the Islanders Aquatics.
Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Karen … Has two sisters, Sarah and Kristen.
Julia Larson | Wauwatosa, Wis. | Wauwatosa West
Four-year letterwinner for the Wauwatosa West Trojans … Three-time sectional champion … Broke three school records … Awarded all-state honors … Was the captain of the swim team … Swam club for the Waukesha Express Swim Team … also president of the National Spanish Honor Society and a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Paul and Karen … has one sister, Anna and one brother, Daniel
Carolyn Reimer | Plymouth, Mass. | Plymouth North HS
Swam club for Kingfish Swimming … Team runners-up for the 2019 New England 15-18 Age Group Swimming Championships … qualified for sectionals in the 200 yard butterfly.
Personal: Daughter of Dennis and Andrea … has one sister, Emily.
Rylee Wirtanen | Lexington, Mass. | Arlington Catholic HS
Three-year letterwinner for the Arlington Catholic Cougars … Boston Herald Scholastic 100 Free Record (54.45) … Swam Club for the Gator Swim Club … awarded Student of the Quarter in high school.
Personal: Daughter of Damon and Justine … has one brother, Jack and one sister, Ava.
Reetta Kanervo | Oulu, Finland | Kastellin Lukio
Swam throughout high school … Represented Finland in the European Championships in 2015 and 2017 … Was the Finnish Champion in the 50 Butterfly in 2018 … Placed second in the 50 Butterfly at the Nordic Championships in 2018
Personal: Daughter of Panu and Pauliina… Has one brother, Oskari.