1996 Recruiting

(4/16) Mexican Olympic team member Adrian Velasquez became the first signee of the year. Velasquez hails from El Paso's Cathedral High School, where he was the private school state champion in the 50 & 100 yard freestyle. His best times include (20.7) in the 50-yard freestyle, and a (45.6) in the 100-yard freestyle.
"Adrian will make a big difference on our relay teams, and his times should make him a WAC finalist in individual events," Sybesma said.

(4/19) All-American Cedric Owens of San Antonio has signed with TCU. Owens finished 3rd in the 200 yard individual medley (1:53.2) at the Texas High School Championships. Andrew MacDonald of Amprior, Ontario also signed with TCU. MacDonald finished 14th at the Canadian Olympic Trials in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.8).

National Junior Olympic qualifier Robyn King of San Antonio, TX has signed with the Frogs. King earned high school All-American honors for Tom Clark High School with her times of 4:59.95 in the 500 freestyle, 1:53.30 in the 200 freestyle and 17:08 in the mile freestyle.

Katie Bloom of Marshalltown, Iowa also signed with TCU. Bloom swims a 24.75 in the 50 free and was valedictorian of her Marshalltown High School senior class.

Brent Hendrix became TCU's third male high school All-American recruit. Hendrix time in the 100 fly (51.80) was good enough to win the Texas private high school state championship, as well as qualify him for the National Junior Olympics.

Natalie Naron is the final recruit for the 1996-97 season. Naron, from Amarillo High School, was the state runner-up in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:04.10).


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