South Carolina Picks Up New Mexico Transfer Nicholle Toh

The University of South Carolina swimming & diving program announced the addition of transfer Nicholle Toh on Tuesday, as the Singapore native will join the Gamecocks after spending her first year of collegiate competition at the University of New Mexico in 2019-20.

The Lobos did not compete in 2020-21.

Toh, who will join South Carolina in January 2022, received All-Mountain West honors in the women’s 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 400 freestyle relay during her freshman season at New Mexico.

“We’re very excited that Nicholle has decided to join us in January,” said South Carolina head coach Jeff Poppell. “She has the ability to immediately help us in the butterfly and sprint freestyle events as well as on relays.”

Toh was the runner-up in the women’s 200 fly at the 2020 Mountain West Conference Championships in a best time of 1:58.32, and also took third in the 100 fly, hitting a PB of 53.45 in the prelims (before going 53.56 in the final).

Her times in both events would’ve earned her a ‘B’ final swim at the 2021 SEC Championships.

Best Times (SCY)

  • 50 free – 24.02
  • 100 free – 50.81
  • 100 breast  – 1:04.68
  • 100 fly – 53.45
  • 200 fly – 1:58.32
  • 200 IM – 2:02.20

Toh previously attended British International School Phuket in Thailand and has represented Singapore numerous times on the international stage, including the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships and the 2018 Short Course World Championships.

Toh will join fellow South Carolina newcomers Paige CollinsLaura Goettler, Blair Isenhour, Emma Israels, Makenzy Mills, Anna O’Shaughnessey, Greta Pelzek, Maddie Pierce, Annaliese Streeter and Sophie Verzyl in the Gamecocks’ 2021-22 signing class.

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About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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