Women's Swimming And Diving Announces Signings Of Four Student-Athletes To National Letters Of Intent

Nov. 14, 2000

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford women's swimming and diving program has announced the signing of four student-athletes to national letters of intent to attend Stanford in 2001-2002. The incoming group includes swimmers Lacey Boutwell (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville HS), Emily Carter (Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park HS) and Tami Ransom (Cincinnati, OH/ Ursuline Academy), as well as diver Lauren Donovan (Spring, TX/Spring HS).

Boutwell ranks among the Top 12 in the World/Junior Youth rankings in three events. Boutwell is 6th in the 100m free, 11th in the 200m free and 12th in the 50m free. She is also ranked among the world's best in both the 100m free and 200m free.

'Lacey is world ranked in the 50 and 100 meter free as well as an outstanding competitor in the 100 fly and 200 IM,' said Stanford head women's swimming coach Richard Quick. 'She shows extraordinary versatility and world class potential. We are excited about Lacey's future at Stanford.'

Carter is a high school All-American and a two-time state champion in Pennsylvania.'We're very excited about Emily,' continued Quick. 'She has amazing speed, and in the Stanford program, she will develop the endurance to carry that speed over 100 yards or 100 meters. We believe she is a world class talent.'

Ransom was a semifinalist in the 200m IM at the U.S. Olympic Trials last summer and is ranked fifth in the 200m IM in the World/Junior Youth rankings. She is also ranked among the world's best in the both the 200m IM and the 400m IM. In addition, Ransom is a four-time state champion in Ohio.

'As a world ranked swimmer in the 200m and 400m individual medley events and a semifinalist at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Tami has proven herself an extremely versatile athlete,' said Quick. 'She will play an immediate and major role in improving the Stanford team.'

The Cardinal also landed one of the nation's top divers in Donovan - a finalist at last summer's U.S. Junior Nationals, a U.S. Senior National Qualifier and a champion in the one-meter event at the Can-Am-Mex meet in 1998.

'We're real excited to sign Lauren Donovan,' said Stanford head diving coach Dr. Rick Schavone. 'She is one of the top recruits in the country and will fit in nicely with our present team. Her strength is springboard, especially the one-meter, an event in which we need support.'

NAME SWIMMER/DIVER HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
Lacey Boutwell Swimmer Noblesville, IN (Noblesville HS)
Emily Carter Swimmer Bethel Park, PA (Bethel Park HS)
Lauren Donovan Diver Spring, TX (Spring HS)
Tami Ransom Swimmer Cincinnati, OH (Ursuline Academy)
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