USC Signs Pair Of Top-Flight Swimmers

Nov. 18, 2003

World Championships gold medallist and American record holder Rhiannon Jeffrey and U.S. national title winner Emily Goetsch have signed letters of intent with USC, head swimming coach Mark Schubert announced on Monday (Nov. 18).

'We are thrilled to have women of this caliber select USC,' Schubert said. 'We have a tremendous team this year and signing these two swimmers ensures that our future will be extremely bright as well.'

Jeffrey, a 5-10 freestyler from Delray Beach, Fla., won two gold medals at the 2003 World Championships, helping the U.S. to victories in the 400m and 800m free relays. She was part of an American record in the latter. She also reached the finals of the 200m free at the same meet.

A senior at Atlanta High in Del Ray Beach, Jeffrey won her first U.S. national title at the 2003 Spring Nationals, winning the 100m free. She was also second in the 200m free and eighth in the 50m free.

She won a silver medal on the 400m free relay at the 2002 Pan Pacific Championships and posted a combined four finals appearance at the 2002 U.S. Spring and Summer Nationals.

Goetsch, from Timonium, Md., won the 100m fly at the 2003 U.S. Summer Nationals. She also reached the finals of the 200m fly and was a two-time butterfly finalist at the U.S. Spring Nationals.

A 2003 graduate of Roland Park High in Baltimore, Md., she decided to delay college until the fall to train for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials.

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