Hawkeyes Ink Ten Recruits

Dec. 20, 2005

University of Iowa Swimming Coach Marc Long has announced the signing of ten recruits during the fall signing period. Marjorie Chamberlin, Julie Feingold, Christine Kuczek, Hilary Leigh, Katie Michelau, Katie Osborne and Nicki Wex signed with the women’s team, while Brian Farris, Bradley Jones and William Whaley signed with the men.

Chamberlin from Land O’Lakes, FL, competed at Wharton High School where she was a Florida state champion in the 100 butterfly this fall and a National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) all-American in the 100 fly as a freshman and senior. She was a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic all-American and team MVP. As a senior, she was named NISCA academic all-American and team captain. She is a four-time district champ in the 100 fly and 200 free. The National Honor Society member holds school records in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle, along with the 100 fly.

Feingold of Munster, IN is currently competing in her senior season at Munster High School where she is a three-time all-conference, all-state and four time all-American. She was also selected as team captain for her senior season. As a junior, she earned team MVP while setting team records in the 100 breast (1:04.23), 100 fly (57.61) and 200 individual medley (2:05.69). The National Honor Society member was a four-time conference champion, winning the 100 breast in 2003, 200 free in 2004, along with the 200 and 500 free last season.

Kuczek comes to the Hawkeyes from Deerfield, IL. While competing at Deerfield High School, Kuczek earned four-time all-conference and MVP, along with being a three-time all-state selection. As a junior and senior, she was selected as team captain and was named a scholar-athlete as a senior. Kuczek holds school records in the 100 free and as a member of the 200 free relay.

Leigh, Lake Forest, IL, is a three-time all-State and all-American. She also earned team MVP honors and served as captain her senior season at Lake Forest High School. She set school records her freshman year at Athens Academy in Athens, Georgia in the 100 fly, 100 back, 200 medley and 200 free relay. The seven-time conference champion was named to “Who’s Who in Sports” along with being a member of the National Honor Society.

Michelau, a native of Mundelein, IL, while competing for Stevenson High School, she was a four-time all-conference, all-sectional and all-state honoree. Michelau was three times named a scholastic all-American and selected as team captain her junior and senior seasons. The five-time conference champion holds school records in the 100 fly and as a member of the 200 medley relay.

Osborne, from Indianapolis, IN, comes to the Hawkeyes form North Central High School where, through her junior season, was a three-time individual state champion, three-time all-state and nine-time all-American. Katie was selected to “Who’s Who in Sports”, twice selected to class council and is a member of the athletic leadership council. She has also competed in both USA Swimming’s Junior and Senior Nationals.

Wex, comes to the Hawkeyes from Nashotah, WI, attends Arrowhead High School and swims for the Waukesha Express Swim Club, where she was a two-time conference, sectional and state champion, along with being a two-time all-American as a freshman and sophomore. She holds school records in the 100 backstroke and as a member of the 200 medley relay. In 2002, she won the conference and state title in the 100 backstroke. The honor roll member swam in the 2002 US Speedo Championships, coming away with two first-place finishes.

Farris, a native of Normal, IL, comes to the Hawkeyes from Normal Community High School where he earned all-American honors in the 200 and 500 free. Farris was twice named team MVP and was all-state as a sophomore. The National Honor Society member set the school record in the 100 back (55.27), 100 free (47.20), 200 free (1:42.91) and 500 free (4:38.12).

Jones, from Knoxville, TN and Farragut High School, where he was a Tennessee state champion his junior season in the 50 and 100 free. He also set school records in the 50, 100 and 200 free and as member of the 200 freestyle relay. He was also named team captain his senior year.

Whaley, comes to the Hawkeyes from Homeland, CA where he swam for the E.A.S.T Elite swim club team, Will earned all-American honors in the 100 back and 200 free. He also competed in the 2005 Junior Nationals and the 2004 US Open.