Dayton Raiders sprinter and Centerville High School senior Nora Fullenkamp announced via Twitter that she had made a verbal commitment to swim at University of Kentucky beginning next fall.
I’m happy to announce I’ve committed to swim at the University of Kentucky next year! Go Wildcats ???? @UKSwimDive pic.twitter.com/SxXICUxiGZ
— Nora (@TheRealNora29) September 5, 2016
Fullenkamp swam for Centerville at the 2016 OHSAA Swimming & Diving Division I State Championships last February, where she placed third in both the 50 free (22.95) and 100 free (50.45). She also anchored both Centerville’s freestyle relays.
Fullenkamp was a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 50m freestyle. While she was just off her seed time in Omaha, she still finished 115th out of 178 competitors. She is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 100 free. Her top times are:
Wildcats’ head coach Lars Jorgensen is still in rebuilding mode, and nearly half the women’s roster was made up of freshmen last year. The program saw its first-ever NCAA national title in March when Danielle Galyer won the 200 back.
Fullenkamp’s best 50 free time would have topped the UK best-performances list for 2015-16 and her 100 free would have been second. She would have scored in the C final at 2016 SEC Championships in the 50 free and would have been about 10 spots short of finaling in the 100.
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