Wochomurka lands 20 dynamic student-athletes in Swim & Dive signing class

[Auburn University Athletics] Wochomurka lands 20 dynamic student-athletes in Swim & Dive signing class

AUBURN, Ala.  – Head coach has landed yet another influential recruiting class in his second year at the helm of the Auburn Swimming and Diving program.   The 2022 class features 18 swimmers and two divers.   "We are excited to welcome this incredibly talented group of young people to the Auburn Swimming and Diving Family," said Wochomurka. "We also look forward to investing in their success both academically and athletically as they develop into Auburn Men and Women. War Eagle!"   Wochomurka's latest batch of signees includes a multitude of US Junior Nationals qualifiers, Olympic Trials qualifiers, numerous Scholastic All-Americans and several top recruits from their respective states.   "We're very excited to have Kayla Walsh and Talan Blackmon join our program," said head diving coach . "During the recruiting process, it was evident they would immediately fit into our program and be great teammates. Both Kayla and Talan bring experience from competing at the Junior National and Senior Open USA Diving Competitions this past summer.   "Talan brings a very athletic skill set to Auburn and will contribute on both springboard and platform events. Kayla brings experience on all three diving events as well. She's very graceful with great body awareness, she shows tremendous potential and I'm excited to welcome her to Auburn."   The Orange and Blue faithful can expect an extremely diverse group of freshmen who arrive on the Plains next fall. Four student-athletes hail from Florida, two from Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, California, North Carolina and Georgia, and one from Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Louisiana.   Aislyn Barnett Hometown: Littleton, Colo. High School: Front Range Christian School Club Team: Aces Swim Club Event: Breast Highlights: 3 sport athlete at Front Range Christian School… Top 150 recruit.   Andrew Billito Hometown: Seminole, Fla. High School: Home School Club Team: West Florida Lightning Aquatics Event: Free/Fly/Back/IM Highlights: Scholastic All-American… Ranked No. 9 in the State of Florida   Talan Blackmon Hometown: Plano, Texas High School: Plano Senior High School Club Team: Dallas Metroplex Diving Event: Diving Highlights: NISCA All-American… District Champion… Zones Qualifier… TISCA Top Finisher… Regionals qualifier… Nationals Qualifier   Morgan Carteaux Hometown: Brentwood, Tenn. High School: Ravenwood High School Club Team: Ensworth Aquatics Event: Free Highlights: 5x Junior National Qualifier… Summer Nationals Qualifier… Southeastern Champion… No. 1 recruit in the State of Tennessee… 3x State Champion… 2022 State Swimmer of the Meet… 2022 Region Swimmer of the Year… 2022 Tennessean All-Midstate Sports Awards Swimmer of the Year… 3x Scholastic All-American… 4x All-American… AP Scholar with Honors… National Honors Society Member.   Jade Castro Hometown: State College, Penn. High School: State College Area High School Club Team: Nittany Lion Aquatic Club Event: Back/Free Highlights: Scholastic All-American… National Qualifier… Nittany Lion Aquatic Club record holder… Pennsylvania State medalist… Team and pool record holder… Academic Honor Roll.   Olivia Dinehart Hometown: Miami, Fla. High School: Cutler Bay Senior High Club Team: Soflo Swimming Event: Breast/IM Highlights: Summer Junior Nationals Qualifier… State Champion in the 100 breast… Voted Team Captain in 2021…. Academic Honor Roll   Lawson Ficken Hometown: Greenwood Village, Colo. High School: Cherry Creek High School Club Team: University of Denver Hilltoppers Event: Free/Fly Highlights: 9x NISCA High School All-American… 2x USA Swimming Scholastic All-American… 6x Colorado All-State Recipient… Member of the Colorado State record-setting 200 free relay team… 2x Colorado State runner-up in the 50 free… 2x Colorado 5A State Champion… Finalist in the 50 free at the 2022 National Championships… 2022 World Championships International Team Trials qualifier.. 2x Speed Junior National Qualifier… 2022 Four Corners Championships qualifier… Academic Honor Roll   Wyllo Hanson Hometown: Williamsburg, Va. High School: Jamestown High School Club Team: Coast Guard Blue Dolphins Event: Sprints Highlights: 3x Swimmer of the Year… 50 Free VHSL Class 4 Champion… VHSL meet record holder… 2021-22 highest points scorer on the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins   Liam Heary Hometown: Sarasota, Fla. High School: Sarasota High School Club Team: Sarasota Sharks Event: Breast/IM Highlights: 6x Florida age group champion and record holder… Winter Nationals finalist… ranked No. 5 in the State of Florida… 2x High School State Champion… Former NAG record holder   Avery Henke Hometown: Lafayette, La. High School: Teurlings Catholic High School Club Team: Crawfish Aquatics Event: IM/Breast Highlights: State Champion… All-State selection… All-District honoree… All-American… No. 1 recruit in the State of Louisiana   Michelle Kaner Hometown: Des Plaines, Ill. High School: Maine West High School Club Team: Glenbrook Swim Club Event: Back Highlights: All-American… 2x All-State Selection… All-Conference in four different events… Team MVP… National Honors Society Member… Academic Honor Roll   Maggie McGuire Hometown: Irvine, Calif. High School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School Club Team: SOCAL Aquatics Event: Free/Back Highlights: Nationals qualifier… 2x CIF Team Champion… 2x Scholastic All-American… 2x NISCA All-American…2x Team Captain   Josh Noll Hometown: Peoria, Ill. High School: Dunlap High School Club Team: PAWW Event: Butterfly Highlights: Junior Nationals qualifier… Holds multiple records at PAWW… National Honors Society member… Academic Honor Roll.   Harrison Ranier Hometown: Concord, N.C. High School:  Northwest Cabarrus High School Club Team: SwimMAC Carolina Event: Free/Fly Highlights: NCHSAA State Champion in the 200 free and 400 free relay… 3A West Regional champion in the 100 fly, 200 free relay and 400 free relay… South Piedmont All-Conference… Northwest Cabarrus Men's MVP… Holds 9 school records… NISCA All-American in the 100 and 200 free… Winter US Open Qualifier… Summer Junior Nationals qualifier… Winter Junior Nationals qualifier… USA Swimming Scholastic All-American   Carissa Rinard Hometown: Seminole, Fla. High School: Home School Club Team: West Florida Lightning Aquatics Event: Free Highlights: Team MVP for two seasons… All-American in the 200 free   Katie Russell Hometown: Glen Allen, Va. High School: JR Tucker High School Club Team: NOVA of Virginia Event: Distance Highlights: Named SwimSwam's 'Best of the Rest' distance freestyler… US Open qualifier… Summer Junior Nationals qualifier… JR Tucker record holder… 2x Virginia Swimming Competitive Spirt Award winner… Academic Honor Roll.   Britton Span Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. High School: Johns Creek High School Club Team: Dynamo Event: Breast Highlights: Member of the National Age Group Record-holding 4x50 medley relay team… 2x Scholastic All-American… Broke high school breaststroke record… No. 5 recruit in the State of Georgia.   Kayla Walsh Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. High School: Caldwell Academy Club Team: Triad Diving Academy Event: Diving Highlights: Team captain at the Triad Diving Academy… Principals Award Winner… Academic Honor Roll… Reformation Award Winner   Kara West Hometown: Suwanee, Ga. High School: Lambert High School Club Team: Chattahoochee Gold Event: Free Highlights: 3x team MVP… Next Level qualifier… Scholastic All-American… 2x relay record holder for Chattahoochee Gold… 2x State record holder in 50 free and 100 free… 2x GHSA Individual Champion… Female County Swimmer of the Year… All-County Team Member   Zoey Zeller Hometown: Gilroy, Calif. High School: Gilroy High School Club Team: South Valley Makos Event: Breast/IM Highlights: Olympic Trials qualifier… Finalist at SCY Junior Nationals… Top-100 recruit nationally…  2x California CCS champion… 2x top-five finisher at the California State Championships… Academic Honor Roll.  

Head coachhas landed yet another influential recruiting class in his second year at the helm of the Auburn Swimming and Diving program.The 2022 class features 18 swimmers and two divers."We are excited to welcome this incredibly talented group of young people to the Auburn Swimming and Diving Family," said Wochomurka. "We also look forward to investing in their success both academically and athletically as they develop into Auburn Men and Women. War Eagle!"Wochomurka's latest batch of signees includes a multitude of US Junior Nationals qualifiers, Olympic Trials qualifiers, numerous Scholastic All-Americans and several top recruits from their respective states."We're very excited to have Kayla Walsh and Talan Blackmon join our program," said head diving coach. "During the recruiting process, it was evident they would immediately fit into our program and be great teammates. Both Kayla and Talan bring experience from competing at the Junior National and Senior Open USA Diving Competitions this past summer."Talan brings a very athletic skill set to Auburn and will contribute on both springboard and platform events. Kayla brings experience on all three diving events as well. She's very graceful with great body awareness, she shows tremendous potential and I'm excited to welcome her to Auburn."The Orange and Blue faithful can expect an extremely diverse group of freshmen who arrive on the Plains next fall. Four student-athletes hail from Florida, two from Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, California, North Carolina and Georgia, and one from Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Louisiana.Littleton, Colo.Front Range Christian SchoolBreast3 sport athlete at Front Range Christian School… Top 150 recruit.Seminole, Fla.Home SchoolFree/Fly/Back/IMScholastic All-American… Ranked No. 9 in the State of FloridaPlano, TexasPlano Senior High SchoolDivingNISCA All-American… District Champion… Zones Qualifier… TISCA Top Finisher… Regionals qualifier… Nationals QualifierBrentwood, Tenn.Ravenwood High SchoolFree5x Junior National Qualifier… Summer Nationals Qualifier… Southeastern Champion… No. 1 recruit in the State of Tennessee… 3x State Champion… 2022 State Swimmer of the Meet… 2022 Region Swimmer of the Year… 2022 Tennessean All-Midstate Sports Awards Swimmer of the Year… 3x Scholastic All-American… 4x All-American… AP Scholar with Honors… National Honors Society Member.State College, Penn.State College Area High SchoolBack/FreeScholastic All-American… National Qualifier… Nittany Lion Aquatic Club record holder… Pennsylvania State medalist… Team and pool record holder… Academic Honor Roll.Miami, Fla.Cutler Bay Senior HighBreast/IMSummer Junior Nationals Qualifier… State Champion in the 100 breast… Voted Team Captain in 2021…. Academic Honor RollGreenwood Village, Colo.Cherry Creek High SchoolFree/Fly9x NISCA High School All-American… 2x USA Swimming Scholastic All-American… 6x Colorado All-State Recipient… Member of the Colorado State record-setting 200 free relay team… 2x Colorado State runner-up in the 50 free… 2x Colorado 5A State Champion… Finalist in the 50 free at the 2022 National Championships… 2022 World Championships International Team Trials qualifier.. 2x Speed Junior National Qualifier… 2022 Four Corners Championships qualifier… Academic Honor RollWilliamsburg, Va.Jamestown High SchoolSprints3x Swimmer of the Year… 50 Free VHSL Class 4 Champion… VHSL meet record holder… 2021-22 highest points scorer on the Coast Guard Blue DolphinsSarasota, Fla.Sarasota High SchoolBreast/IM6x Florida age group champion and record holder… Winter Nationals finalist… ranked No. 5 in the State of Florida… 2x High School State Champion… Former NAG record holderLafayette, La.Teurlings Catholic High SchoolIM/BreastState Champion… All-State selection… All-District honoree… All-American… No. 1 recruit in the State of LouisianaDes Plaines, Ill.Maine West High SchoolBackAll-American… 2x All-State Selection… All-Conference in four different events… Team MVP… National Honors Society Member… Academic Honor RollIrvine, Calif.Santa Margarita Catholic High SchoolFree/BackNationals qualifier… 2x CIF Team Champion… 2x Scholastic All-American… 2x NISCA All-American…2x Team CaptainPeoria, Ill.Dunlap High SchoolButterflyJunior Nationals qualifier… Holds multiple records at PAWW… National Honors Society member… Academic Honor Roll.Concord, N.C.Northwest Cabarrus High SchoolFree/FlyNCHSAA State Champion in the 200 free and 400 free relay… 3A West Regional champion in the 100 fly, 200 free relay and 400 free relay… South Piedmont All-Conference… Northwest Cabarrus Men's MVP… Holds 9 school records… NISCA All-American in the 100 and 200 free… Winter US Open Qualifier… Summer Junior Nationals qualifier… Winter Junior Nationals qualifier… USA Swimming Scholastic All-AmericanSeminole, Fla.Home SchoolFreeTeam MVP for two seasons… All-American in the 200 freeGlen Allen, Va.JR Tucker High SchoolNOVA of VirginiaDistanceNamed SwimSwam's 'Best of the Rest' distance freestyler… US Open qualifier… Summer Junior Nationals qualifier… JR Tucker record holder… 2x Virginia Swimming Competitive Spirt Award winner… Academic Honor Roll.Atlanta, Ga.Johns Creek High SchoolBreastMember of the National Age Group Record-holding 4x50 medley relay team… 2x Scholastic All-American… Broke high school breaststroke record… No. 5 recruit in the State of Georgia.Greensboro, N.C.Caldwell AcademyDivingTeam captain at the Triad Diving Academy… Principals Award Winner… Academic Honor Roll… Reformation Award WinnerSuwanee, Ga.Lambert High SchoolFree3x team MVP… Next Level qualifier… Scholastic All-American… 2x relay record holder for Chattahoochee Gold… 2x State record holder in 50 free and 100 free… 2x GHSA Individual Champion… Female County Swimmer of the Year… All-County Team MemberGilroy, Calif.Gilroy High SchoolSouth Valley MakosBreast/IMOlympic Trials qualifier… Finalist at SCY Junior Nationals… Top-100 recruit nationally… 2x California CCS champion… 2x top-five finisher at the California State Championships… Academic Honor Roll.