FIU Earns Verbals from Quebec’s Hussey and Italy’s Gyertyanffy

Florida International University is adding two more athletes from overseas to their already impressive additions for the fall of 2017.  Canadian Stephanie Hussey, and Italian Sara Gyertyanffy will both add strength to an already impressive incoming class that includes Stina Heimnes (Norway), Melannie Vargas (Florida), Rielly McNamara (Canada), Kelsie Campbell (Great Britain/Jamaica), Rachel Foord (Canada), and Victoria Cantu (Mexico).

Sara Gyertyanffy committed to FIU.

Photo courtesy Sara Gyertyanffy

Sara Gyertyanffy is a citizen of both Italy and Hungary, and currently represents Imolanuoto under Coach Tamas Gyertyanffy.  She has earned podium finishes at Italian Junior Nationals multiple times, and has participated in European Junior Nationals where she excelled with an outstanding 31.58 over 50 meters breaststroke.  Sara’s personal bests converted from long course meters would have landed her high in the A-final for three events at the 2016 C-USA meet, with a potential win for the 100 fly and top 4 finishes for the 100 breast and 200 IM as well.

“I am excited to join FIU with the positive people, good organization, great facilities and wonderful weather.  I have great trust in the university and team.”

Sara’s top times (LCM):

  • 100 breast- 1:11.06
  • 100 fly- 1:00.68
  • 200 IM- 2:17.89
Stephanie Hussey

Photo courtesy Stephanie Hussey

Stephanie Hussey is primarily a butterfly specialist but also brings strength to the Panthers in the 400 IM and distance freestyle.  She currently represents Pointe-Claire Swim Club in Quebec.  Her times converted from long course meters would have placed her in the A-final for both butterfly distances and the 400 IM at the 2016 Conference USA Championship, and would have her score deep in the B-final for the 500 and the mile.

Stephanies’s top times (LCM):

  • 100 fly- 1:01.85
  • 200 fly- 2:18.66
  • 400 IM- 5:01.09
  • 400 free- 4:24.67





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