Georgia Southern Gets Commitment From Backstroker Elizabeth Chemey

Elizabeth Chemey of the Boyertown YMCA Navy Seals and Exeter Township High School has verbally committed to represent the Georgia Southern University Eagles next season in the pool.

Last season, Chemey took fifteenth in the 200 backstroke at YMCA Short Course Nationals in a time of 2:01.39. She swam even faster, a junior nationals cut of 2:00.80, in prelims. Here are her fastest times:

  • 100 BK: 56.73
  • 200 BK: 2:00.80
  • 200 IM: 2:11.83

Under head coach Nate Kellogg, the 2014-2015 Eagles finished third at Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Conference Championships. Chemey may have a chance at taking the coveted 400 medley relay backstroke spot next year because last season, Christina Moran (a current senior) swam a 56.32 split in the 400 medley relay at conference, a time that should be within reach for Chemey. However, she and Anna Moers, another of Kellog’s commitments, may have to fight for the spot; Moers’s best 100 backstroke time is a 56.31. No matter who takes the spot, the two should make for ideal training partners.

“I really enjoyed the Georgia Southern campus, and the team seems really close,” Chemey said. “They all look like they have so much fun together. The coaches are great, and I can’t wait to be an Eagle next year!”

Chemey and Moers join Markie Duffy in the 2016-2017 Georgia Southern recruiting class.

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About Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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