Upcoming Season For 2022 Swimming & Diving State Tournament

Meet The 2022 Additions To Swimming And Diving

The diving program welcomed eight new additions in the 2022 class, all of whom will help the program transition into The American this upcoming season.

Emily Ally, Greensboro, North Carolina

Ally was a member of the Greensboro Community YMCA swim and swam for Page High School in Greensboro where she placed fourth at the 2020 North Carolina State Championship in 50 Freestyle and was a 2020-21 Scholastic All-American. She still holds many of the season records for the program. She was a YMCA Nationals Winter Juniors Qualifier and a Futures Qualifier. She plans to study either mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering and was a member of the Honor Roll, the National Honors Society, graduating Cum Laude. Why she chose UNT: “I chose UNT because, after my first steps on campus, I knew I wanted to make a difference in the community here. I felt so welcomed by everyone and knew that everyone at UNT only wants the best for me and my future endeavors.”

Daciana Colon, Denver, Colo

Colon was a member of Denver Swim Academy and swam for Valor Christian High School, where she was a four-year all-league academic selector, team captain, and two-time record holder in the 200-medley relay, winning the championship as a junior. Won the 100 backstroke championship as a senior and qualified for the state championship every four years. After graduating cum laude, she will aim to study business administration. Why she chose UNT: “Because it felt like home on my official visit and the girls on the team made me feel very welcome.”

Kennedy Eichler, Litchfield Park, Arizona

Eichler was a member of the Phoenix Swim Club and swam for Verrado High School. As a freshman, she was team MVP and was a four-time Arizona State Qualifier. She is from northern Colorado. Why she chose UNT: “I made the decision to join UNT after my first visit to the school. I was very impressed with the swimming and diving program and everything they have to offer. The best part of the visit was when I met the girls I will be swimming with and made me feel at home. I knew UNT was right for me.”

Morgan Maronie, Saint Petersburg, Fla

Maronie was a member of the Saint Petersburg Diving Club and dived for Northeast High School, where she qualified for the Florida State Championship finals as a sophomore and finished fifth as a junior. She plans to study accounting and has been a member of the Honor Roll, National Honors Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Future Business Leaders of America. Why she chose UNT: “I like the business program and the location of the school. With diving I knew the trainer before I came for my visit and already had an idea of ​​her coaching style and I loved the environment when I came for my visit.”

Noel March, Magnolia, Texas

Marsh was a member of the Magnolia Aquatic Club and a three-year Texas High School State finalist. Her Magnolia High School team placed second in Class 5A in 2019 and 2021 and third in 2020. She was high school and club teammates with newcomer Kailey Turner and plans to pursue a degree in fashion merchandising. Why she chose UNT: “I chose UNT because of the team atmosphere and strong academics.”

Izangely Ruiz, Hillsboro, Tennessee

Ruiz was a member of the Middle Tennessee Swim Club and qualified for the Tennessee High School State Championship and as a futures qualifier in club swimming. She plans to pursue a degree in computer science and, as a member of the National Tech Honors Society, compiled a 4.0 GPA in high school. Why she chose UNT: “I saw a great opportunity to get better as an athlete with great coaches and teammates.

Kailey Turner, Magnolia, Texas

Turner was a member of the Magnolia Aquatic Club and a three-year Texas High School State finalist. Her Magnolia High School team finished second in Class 5A in 2019 and 2021 and third in 2020. She was high school and club teammates with newcomer Noelle Marsh. She was named a first-team All-State in the 200 meter relay, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay, 100 butterfly, and 200 freestyle. She also received the Girls Athlete of the Week award in 2021. Houston Chronicle. At the club, she was a Futures qualifier and her 800 freestyle relay team finished third at Futures in 2021. She was also a four-time Sectional Qualifier and a 2020 Winter Juniors Qualifier in four events. She plans to study communications and has been a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society. Why she chose UNT: “When I came to visit, the coaches were so welcoming and made me feel like more than just a number on the team. I also chose UNT because of the great postgraduate opportunities that presented themselves.”

Gabi Somoza, Atlanta, Georgia

As a member of the Atlanta Diving Association and Forsyth Central High School’s dive team, Somoza broke two school records, was a team MVP, a Captain’s Award winner and Rookie of the Year. She plans to major in kinesiology and was a high school student while receiving a Scholar Athlete Award and the Georgia Positive Athlete Award. Why she chose UNT: “The environment seemed really good and the trainer [O’Callaghan] seems to be a great coach. I think UNT will help me grow and achieve more in life.”