McLean-Leonard, Milanovic, and Covello Give Commitments to Wyoming

The Wyoming women have rounded up 3 more commitments, with Hannah McLean, Tanja Milanovic, and Kristen Covello all announcing their intentions to join the team in Fall 2017. McLean is an international recruit, and will travel to Wyoming from South Africa. Milanovic and Covello will be making the move from Texas and Arizona respectively.



McLean-Leonard is based in Durban, South Africa, where she trains with Petro Nortje at Westville Swimming Club. Her primary events are the butterfly and backstroke races. She’s been selected to represent South Africa internationally at a handful of high-level meets. One of her recent competitions was the 2015 FINA Junior World Championships in Singapore.

McLean-Leonard is a 3-time medalist at South African Nationals. In the long course pool, she placed 3rd in the 50 meter butterfly atShe also placed 3rd in the 100 meter butterfly at the South African Short Course Championships. 2015 and 2016 Nationals. This season, McLean-Leonard will be representing South Africa at the Angola U20 Games in December 2016.

“I am so excited to attend the University of Wyoming in Fall 2017. It has always been a dream of mine to study and swim in the States. Wyoming has the most incredible facilities and coaching, as well as an incredibly talented team. I cannot wait to see where my swimming career goes with them. Go Pokes!”

McLean-Leonard’s Top Times (LCM):

  • 50m fly- 28.26
  • 100m fly- 1:03.57
  • 50m back- 32.15
  • 100m back- 1:09.25
  • 100m free- 1:01.18


Milanovic is a native of Texas, where she trains with Nitro Swimming. She also competes for Leander High School during the high school season, and is currently one of their team captains. Last season, Milanovic was a qualifier in both of her individual events for the 2016Texas 5A State Championships. At that meet, she made it to the championship final of the 200 IM, finishing 7th overall. She also cracked the top 16 in the 500 freestyle with her 12th place finish. She then went on to qualify for the 2016 Futures Championships in Austin during the long course portion of the season.

Milanovic’s Top Times:

  • 500 Free- 5:08.71
  • 200 Free- 1:53.51
  • 100 Free- 54.41
  • 200 Breast- 2:28.75
  • 100 Fly- 1:00.20
  • 200 IM- 2:07.86
  • 400 IM- 4:30.30



Covello is a native of Tucson, Arizona, where she trains with Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics. She also competes for Tucson High Magnet School during the high school season, earning Academic All-American honors over the past two years. Additionally, her times have earned her All-American consideration in the 50 free.

At this season’s Arizona Division 1 High School State Championships, which took place earlier this month, she was a 2-time medalist in the sprint freestyles. She first swam a personal best 23.61 in the 50 free to earn silver before following that up with another best time and another silver medal with her 52.09 in the 100 free.

“I loved the coaches and the team at the University of Wyoming, and I can’t wait to swim there next fall!”

Covello’s Top Times:

  • 50 free- 23.61
  • 100 free- 52.09
  • 200 free-
  • 100 breast- 1:08.10
  • 200 IM- 2:12.70

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