Pitt Adds Verbal from Backstroker Shannon Hochkeppel

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Shannon Hochkeppel, from Elllicott City, Maryland, has committed to swim for the University of Pittsburgh class of 2020, saying, “I am beyond excited to pursue my swimming career with such an amazing team who is so focused on both academics and athletics!”

Hochkeppel is a member of Eagle Swim Team, where she broke an 11-year-old team record in the 100 meter backstroke last summer. A Winter Juniors qualifier in botPitt_w_Hochkeppelh the 100 and 200 backstrokes, Hochkeppel is focused this winter on making 2016 Olympic Trials in both those events.

Her top times include:

  SCY LCM
50 back 26.84 30.56
100 back 56.80 1:04.98
200 back 2:01.73 2:18.97
200 IM 2:08.17 2:27.40
100 free 53.93  
200 free 1:55.09 2:10.47

Hochkeppel is part of a stellar recruiting class that also includes:

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/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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