Nevada Brings In Nine Student-Athletes to Complete 2018-19 Team

Courtesy: Nevada Athletics

RENO, Nev. – Head Nevada swimming and diving coach Brendan Bray has signed nine student-athletes to compete for the Wolf Pack in 2018-19.

“Overall, we signed a very diverse group of student-athletes for next season,” said Bray. “Our goal is to compete for a conference championship and continue to be represented and score at the national championships. These new swimmers and divers have the ability to come in and make an impact right away. They are great students which should fit well with our excellent academic culture and they should challenge at the highest level in the pool at the conference and national level.  I’m very excited to welcome all nine to Reno this season!”

Bray and the Pack are looking for another successful season after finishing 24th at the NCAA Championships and third at the Mountain West Championships last season. Six swimmers and two divers for Nevada also earned all-conference honors last season.

Julia Adamczyk – Lublin, Poland –
Club: AZS UMCS Lublin – Coach: Piotr Kasperek
Daughter of Joanna and Jacek Adamczyk

Quote: “It’s a great opportunity to improve myself as a swimmer and student. Great swimming team, great coach, and good facilities.”

Top Times: 200 Fly: 2:16.51 LCM, 200 IM: 2:14.63 SCM, 400 IM: 4:41.29 SCM, 800 Free: 8:43.53 SCM

Olivia Clark – Cedar Falls, Iowa
Club: Blackhawk Area Swim Team – Coach: Jordan Wessels and Mike Hagensick
Daughter of Brad and Wendy Clark

Quote: “I chose the University of Nevada because the coaching staff and athletes were extremely welcoming and fun to be around. The campus is beautiful, and the university seems like the best environment for me to succeed academically and athletically. I’m beyond excited to call Nevada my home this fall! Go Wolf Pack!”

Top times: 50 Free: 23.58, 100 Free: 52.29, 100 breast: 1:04.33

Alexa Markl – Scottsdale, Ariz.
Club: Pitchfork Aquatics – Coach: Fernando Canales

Daughter of Brandt and Stephanie Markl

Quote: “I chose Nevada for the amazing team, coaches and academics.  I felt at home as soon as I walked onto campus and I couldn’t wait to further my swimming and academic career at such a wonderful school.  The coaches and swimmers were so welcoming and I knew that this was the place I wanted to be.”

Top Times:  100 back: 56.65, 200 Back 2:01.41, 400 IM 4:29.73

Victoria Rice: Diving – Yucaipa, Calif.

Club: Ripfest – Coach: John Wingfield

Daughter of Reynard and Karen Rice.

Quote: “Jian Li is a great coach that I know will push me to achieve my full potential while still making the sport enjoyable. Along with Nevada being a very supportive environment, I know the academics here will prepare me for life outside of the pool.”

Wiktoria Samula – Lublin, Poland

Club: AZS UMCS Lublin – Coach: Piotr Kasperek

Daughter of Aneta and Pawel Samula

Quote: “I chose Nevada because they provided me ideal conditions to train and learn. The coach is really experienced, very warm-hearted and friendly. The team is great and I can’t wait to go there.”

Top Times: 50 Breast: 32.76 LCM, 100 Breast: 1:10.47 LCM, 200 Breast: 2:31.64 LCM, 400 IM: 4:58.39 LCM

Linnea Sorensen:  Diving – Malmo, Sweden

Club: Malmo Kappsimningsklubb – Coach: Par Berg

Daughter of Ceclia Andersson and Ulrik Sorensen

Quote: “I chose Nevada because of Jian Li and the good environment.”

Lindsey Soule – Corvallis, Ore. –

Club: Corvallis Area Aquatic Team – Coach: Rick Guenther

Daughter of Rhonda Jon Soule.
Quote: “I chose Nevada because it is the perfect fit for me in all areas – academics, location, coaching staff, and my future teammates. I can’t wait to be part of the Wolf Pack family!”

Top Times: 500 Free: 4:51.76, 1650 Free: 16:35.52, 200 Back: 1:59.28

Laura Isabel Vazquez Lopez: Diving – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico

Club: Code Alcalde – Coach: Jonathan Alcantara Pastelin

Daughter of Laura Isabel Lopez Rosas and Abel Vazquez Delgado

Quote: “I chose Nevada because the people felt like my family and coach Jian Li was awesome.  I feel that I can improve there.”

Josien Wijkhuijs – Franeker, Netherlands
Club: ZV Orca Leeuwarden – Coach: Ronald Veenstra

Daughter of Anton and Christina Wijkhuijs

“The direct and enthusiastic approach of coach Brendon and his vision gave me a lot of confidence and at Nevada all the ingredients are there to gain experience, learn new culture make new friends and become independent.”

Top Times:  25.23 50 Free SCM, 56.83 100 Free LCM, 27.98 50 Back SCM, 50 Fly: 25.93 SCM, 26.59 LCM,, 100 Fly: 59.24 SCM, 1:00.50 LCM

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