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University of Wyoming swimming and diving coach Dave Denniston announced on Tuesday the addition of 15 student-athletes who will join the program starting in the fall of 2020.

n Madeline Bane, Colorado Springs, Colorado (Lewis Palmer High): She is a four-time state qualifier and finalist along with being a sectional qualifier and finalist three times. Bane is a school record holder in a relay event. She also swims for the Woodmoor Waves and was named a team captain. Bane has reached sectional cuts in four events and has records in three.

n Jakob Borrman, Loveland, Colorado (Loveland High): He is a two-time state qualifier finishing fifth in the 200 freestyle as a sophomore and fifth in the 100 freestyle as a junior. Borrman was selected All-City and a team captain. He also helped his team to a City Championship.

n Andrew Columbus, Edina, Minnesota (Edina High): He is a four-time NCSA Junior National qualifier. Columbus was a Winter Junior National qualifier this year in the 200 butterfly, and scored in the NCSA Junior National meet in the same event and the 1,500 freestyle. While swimming for his club team, he was named the hardest worker and was the Long Course IMX state champion.

n Max DeYoung, Laramie, (Laramie High): He is a four-time individual champion and won six relay titles at the Wyoming 4A state championship meet the past two years. He is the two-time defending champion in the 100 backstroke and the 200 individual medley. He was also twice named the Wyoming swimmer of the year and swimmer of the meet. DeYoung was a member of the Wyoming 4A state title team in 2018 and 2019, and finished runner-up in 2017. He is a Junior National qualifier in the 50 freestyle, 100 and 200 backstroke. DeYoung was also named NISCA All-American and a U.S. Open qualifier. His father, Christopher, was a four-year letter winner for the Cowboys from 1992-95.

n Brooke Ford, Highlands Ranch, Colorado. (Mountain Vista High): She was an All-American selection in 2019, while winning the Continental League individual title in the 200 and 500 freestyle. During her junior campaign, she finished third in the 500 freestyle and ninth in the 200 freestyle at the Colorado state championship meet. Ford has the school record in the 500 freestyle and the 4x100 freestyle relay.

n Kali Franckowiak, Naperville, Illinois, (Plainfield North High): She was a four-time All-Conference and two-time All-State selection during her career, while being named a team captain this season. She was a state finalist in three events as a junior and a two-time sectional champion during her sophomore season. Franckowiak has school records in the 200 and 500 freestyle and is a member of two relays that also have the team record.

n Reilly Gilbert, Georgetown, Texas, (St. Dominic Savio Catholic High): He is a two-time first team All-State selection in three events during his career. He has six individual school records and three in relays. Gilbert was also a two-time team captain. He was a part of a team that won the district, regional and state championship for the first time in school history. He is currently coached by Aubrey Knapper at Texas Gold Swimming. Gilbert qualified for the Winter Junior Nationals and participated at the 2017 USA Swimming Southern Zone select camp. He is a three-time Coaches Award recipient and a two-time member of the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team.

n Lana Jeter, Southlake, Texas (Southlake Carroll High): She is a three-time regional and district qualifier. Jeter was named freshman swimmer of the year and most improved as a sophomore. She helped her team to the Texas 6A state championship and an undefeated record in 2019, and finished second and third the previous two seasons. The team won the Lonestar TISCA, district and regional championships the past three seasons. She also swims for the North Texas Nadadores.

n Sage Morton, Laramie, (Laramie High): She is a three-time All-Conference and All-State selection in multiple events. She recently broke the school and state record in the 500 freestyle in the preliminaries at the state championships and won the title in the finals. The previous state record was by current Cowgirl Sani Carsrud. Morton also broke the school record in the 200 freestyle and was second in the finals at the state meet. She was also on winning 200 freestyle relay. With 348 total team points, she was a member of the team that clinched its third straight 4A Wyoming state championship title.

n Britt Nichols, Littleton, Colorado, (Rock Canyon High): She is two-time first team All-League selection. She was a team captain during the 2019-20 season. Nichols placed the 5A state meet for the past three seasons.

n Isabel Rich, Louisville, Colorado, (Fairview High): She is four-time Colorado state qualifier and was a member of the team that won the 2019 5A Colorado state championship. She was twice a Junior Nationals qualifier in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Rich was 2018 NISCA All-American consideration in the 200 medley relay.

n Zoe Robinson, Sheridan, (Sheridan High): She is a three-time relay state champion and an All-State selection in the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke and the 100 freestyle. Robinson was an All-Conference honoree in the 200 individual medley last season. Besides swimming, she also earned letters in track and field and was part of the 4x800 relay state champion team.

n Brandon Samaniego, Lakewood, California, (Wilson High): He was a two-time All-League selection while finishing first in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle. He placed first in the CIF finals in the 500 freestyle and second in the 200 individual medley. Most recently, he was ranked in the top 50 nationally in the 1,650 freestyle and has some of the top times at the Junior Nationals.

n Kylee Theiler, Tomahawk, Wisconsin, (Tomahawk High): She is a four-time All-Conference and three-time All-State selection. She was a 12-time sectional champion and twice named the swimmer of the year. Theiler helped her team to three Great Northern Conference titles and sectional championships and a third-place finish at state last season. She is a four-time Great Northern Conference record holder and was named the GNC swimmer of the year two straight years.

n Harry Tjaden, Leawood, Kansas, (Olathe East High/St. James Academy): He is a two-time first team Kansas All-State selection and a second team honoree. He placed in the top five three times and the Kansas state meet in the 500 freestyle, including a first-place finish, and was among the top 10 in the 100 butterfly.

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