Nov. 25, 2002
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue women's swimming and diving signed four student-athletes to its Class of 2007. The two swimmers and two divers will join a program currently ranked 19th in the nation.
Susan Hentschel will join the Boilermakers as a middle distance and relay freestyler. Currently a senior at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind., Hentschel is the daughter of Gary and Pam Hentschel. She is a five-time Indiana state high school champion and a 12-time Indiana high school top-3 finisher. Her titles include the 200 free in 2001; the 200 free relay in 2000, 2001 and 2002; and the 400 free relay in 2001. She also is a 2000 Olympic Trials qualifier and a 2001 Junior National team member. Additionally, Hentschel represented the United States at the 2001 Sydney Youth Olympic Festival.
Currently, Hentschel holds North Central High School records in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles and the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. She has been named a High School All-American and is an academic all-conference selection. Hentschel was the MVP of her high school team for two years and is poised to defend her state titles as a senior.
"Susan is one of Indiana's finest swimmers and will add a great deal to our team," said Purdue assistant women's swimming coach and recruiting coordinator Darlene Renie. "Susan has already made an impact on this team by helping recruit other 2007 class members. She is a team player with a dynamic personality and a competitive drive that contributes to her success."
Kimbre Vogel joins the Boilermakers as a backstroker and sprint freestyler. Currently a senior at Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, Ind., Vogel is the daughter of Phil and Susie Vogel. She is a two-time Indiana high school top-8 finisher and is currently ranked first in her class academically.
"Kimbre is another Indiana native who will contribute to our sprint freestyle races, as well as the backstroke events," said Renie. "Her work ethic and determination is evidenced by her climb from two 17th-place finishes during her freshman year to her third- and fifth-place finishes as a junior at the Indiana high school meet."
Diver Sarah Lamping, a senior at Dublin Coffman High School, is the daughter of Mike and Carol Lamping. She is a Junior Zone qualifier on both the 1- and 3-meter board and also competes on the platform. Lamping will join the Boilermakers from the Buckeye Diving Club in Columbus, Ohio. Academically, Lamping is a member of the National Honor Roll and received the Excellence Award in Math.
Diver Amanda Miller, a senior at Centreville High School in Centreville, Va., is the daughter of David and Barbara Miller. She dives with the Northern Virginia Diving Club and is expected to compete for the Boilermakers on the 1-meter, 3-meter and platform boards. She is a 2002 Junior and Senior National Championships qualifier on the platform and finished second at the Junior Zone Championships on both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards.
"Both these women are very strong divers," said Purdue diving coach Wenbo Chen. "Their biggest asset is that they will be able to step in and help our team right away, especially on the platform."
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