Sizemore, Jerew, Van Dress Commit to FGCU

by Wendy Mayer 0

November 06th, 2018 College, College Recruiting, News

Three swimmers have announced verbal commitments to join the Florida Gulf Coast team in the fall of 2019: Michaela Sizemore, Hailey Jerew and Hannah VanDress.

The trio joins an FGCU team, which won its fourth straight CCSA title in 2018.

Sizemore is a senior at Stafford Senior High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and also swims for the Rappahannock RAYS Swim Team. She earned honorable mention all-area honors from the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star. In 2018, she finished fifth in the 1000 free (10:20.83) and seventh in the 1650 free (17:13.39) at the Virginia Swimming Senior Championships. Sizemore also was a finalist at the VHSL 5A state championships, finishing eighth in the 500 free (5:06.73).

Top SCY times:

  • 200 free – 1:55.84
  • 500 free – 5:03.38
  • 1000 free – 10:20.83
  • 1650 free – 17:13.39
  • 100 back – 1:00.28
  • 200 fly – 2:08.66

Jerew is a senior at Cutler Bay High School in Cutler Bay, Florida and also swims for AquaKids Sharks Swim Team. She won the 50 L free (26.15) at the USA Swimming Futures Championships in August 2018. Jerew was a seven-time finalist at the Florida Golf Coast Senior Championships in March, finishing second in the 50 breast (30.43) and 100 breast (1:05.94), third in the 100 IM (59.30), fourth in the 50 free (24.05), sixth in the 100 free (52.63) and 50 fly (26.44) and seventh in the 200 breast (2:28.12). In March 2017, Jerew won the 100 breast title at  the FGC Senior Championships.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 breast -29.90
  • 100 breast – 1:03.99
  • 50 free – 23.54
  • 100 free – 52.50
  • 50 fly – 26.44
  • 100 fly – 59.99
  • 50 back – 31.03
  • 100 back – 1:05.13
  • 100 IM – 59.30

VanDress is a freestyler at Bishop Verot High School in Cape Coral, Florida and also competes for Swim Florida. The senior, who is a five-time state finalist, finished eighth in the 500 freestyle at the Class 1A state meet in 2017. VanDress finished fourth in the timed finals of the 100 free at the USA Futures Championships. She also finished 16th in the 1500 free (17:42.99) and 18th in the 800 free (9:14.00).

Top SCY times:

  • 200 free – 1:54.42
  • 500 free – 4:57.87
  • 1000 free – 10:22.22
  • 1650 free – 17:11.25

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