Sprint News 9/18/12: No Word on Noah’s Grand Jury; Seminoles’ New Logo; MV Makes a Hire

…Former CUBU swim coach Noah Rucker was scheduled to have his hearing in front of a grand jury on Monday in Virginia. No information has been released publicly about that hearing, and grand jury records are much more locked-down as compared to normal court records. Rucker was charged with three felony counts of indecent liberties with a child while in a custodial or supervisory relationship over alleged interactions with a 17-year old female swimmer that happened a decade ago…

…Florida State has joined LSU in developing a unique brand for their swimming & diving program within the framework of the university’s traditional brands. The logo features a swimmer and a diver in traditional Florida State Garnet and Gold, but lacks any obvious reference to the Seminoles mascot. Or, you could simply look at the image above to save the effort of imagination…

…Mission Viejo has added Emily Hanson to their coaching staff, continuing their strong open water tradition. Hanson will fill in the spot vacated when Tyler Fenwick left for an assistant coaching job at Tennessee. Hanson’s relatively new to the coaching scene, but has plenty of competitive experience. She is a former All-American at Michigan, and represented the United States in both the 5k and 25k open water swim at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome. She served at her alma mater in an administrative role to get her first taste of the coaching scene and most recently has served as an age group coach for her home-town Bloomington-Normal (Illinois) YMCA. Mission Viejo is responsible for 4 of the 12 members of the USA Swimming Open Water National Team; no other program produced more than one member.

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