Michaela Herwig Transferring to Purdue After 1 Year at UNH

Michaela Herwig, originally from Geneva, Illinois, has announced she will be transferring to Purdue University from the University of New Hampshire beginning in the fall.

“I’m so excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Purdue University! Thank you to my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for helping me through this process! Can’t wait for the fall! Boiler up!!”

Herwig spent her freshman year at UNH after graduating from West Chicago Community High School in the spring of 2020. She had a successful year with the Wildcats, helping the women to win their ninth America East Conference title. Herwig was runner-up in the 100 fly (55.95), 3rd in the 200 back (2:01.27), and 4th in the 500 free (5:02.09). She led off (27.28) the 1st-place medley relay and contributed a leg (1:53.05) to the winning 800 free relay. Herwig updated her lifetime bests in the 50 back, 200 back, and 100 fly at the 2021 AEC Championships.

Herwig swam for her high school team and Academy Bullets before heading to New Hampshire. Many of her best times date from the spring of 2020, just before the pandemic shut down the pools. At the Illinois Swimming LSC Senior Championships in March 2020, she finaled in the 500 free (11th) and 100 back (28th) and earned PBs in the 50/500 free and 100 back. Most recently, Herwig competed at Pleasant Prairie Sectionals in the 50/200 free, 100/200 back, and 100 fly.

PB before UNH PB at UNH
100 free 53.37 NS
200 free 1:52.44 1:57.05
500 free 5:00.65 5:02.09
50 back 27.46 27.28
100 back 57.65 59.15
200 back 2:05.27 2:01.27
100 fly 56.66 55.95

Herwig will suit up for the Boilermakers with incoming freshmen Audrey Crowel, Cecilie Wiuff, Hannah Hill, Jenna Marquette, and Madeline Greaves.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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