Hannah Cech Transferring to West Virginia After 1 Year at Arkansas

Hannah Cech is the latest transfer out from the University of Arkansas women’s swimming and diving team. 14 Razorbacks have made their way into the NCAA transfer database this season. Cech will head to West Virginia University in the fall.

“i’m super excited to announce i will be continuing my swimming and academic career at West Virginia University!! i’m thankful for everyone that’s supported me and i’m looking forward to this new adventure! Go Mountaineers💙💛”

Cech hails from West Chester, Ohio. She attended Lakota East High School and was a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. She won the 800 free and 400 IM at 2018 YMCA Long Course National Championships and was runner-up in both events the following summer. Also, at 2019 YNats, she placed 5th in the 200 fly, 12th in the 200 IM, and 17th in the 400 free. The 2019 times remain her LCM best:

  • 400 free – 4:25.91
  • 800 free – 9:12.13
  • 200 fly – 2:19.45
  • 400 IM – 4:56.66

In SCY, Cech improved her times in the 500/1000/1650 free and 400 IM in her first-year season at Arkansas.

  • 1650 free – 16:48.28
  • 1000 free – 10:04.30
  • 500 free – 4:53.92
  • 400 IM – 4:21.16

She competed at 2021 SEC Championships in the 500 free, 1650 free, and 400 IM and scored a PB in the mile.

Cech will suit up with incoming members of the West Virginia class of 2025 – Emily Knorr, Mia Walters, Miranda Kirtley, Morgan Burton, and Sarah Krusinski  – when she begins in the fall of 2021.

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Bh Nelson
2 months ago

And at least 12 of them have found new teams.

Reply to  Bh Nelson
2 months ago

That’s crazy

Fresh Cuts
2 months ago

Did I miss the tea about Arkansas? Just a bad coach or did they get covid dropped?

Reply to  Fresh Cuts
2 months ago

Very much still an active program………..

Bh Nelson
Reply to  Erik
2 months ago

With 12 swimmers no dive coach and 3 divers in the portal.

Reply to  Fresh Cuts
1 month ago

Bad head coach

2 months ago

Happy for her. Arkansas’s swim and Dive team needs a complete overhaul. Toxic environment.

Bh Nelson
Reply to  Kamryn
2 months ago

Absolutely. Starting with the head coach.

Reply to  Bh Nelson
2 months ago

Whats happening with the internal investigation?

Bh Nelson
Reply to  Redaree
2 months ago

I find it funny that with this many transfers they are able to keep it quiet. I fear for the incoming freshmen

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