May 10, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Swimming and diving head coach Tom Johnson announced today the signing of two more student-athletes to join the team next fall, Brock Skarsgard and Alexandra Leziy-Miller.
Brock Skarsgard, Minot, North Dakota (Minot High School)
A sprint and middle distance freestyle swimmer, Skarsgard is a four-time North Dakota State High School Swimming Champion in both the 100 and 200 freestyle, as he won both events in 2001 and 2002 at the state meet. He currently holds the Minot High School record for the 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay. In addition to these accomplishments, Skarsgard was recently named the North Dakota's Athlete of the Year for high school sports. He is also a member of the National Honor Society. While at UW, Skarsgard intends to major in mechanical engineering.
"Brock has great size at 6'6" and has great potential," said Johnson. "He will make a great impact in our freestyle events and will be an important part of the success of our future relays."
Alexandra Leziy-Miller, North Vancouver, B.C.
Currently, Leziy-Miller is a swimmer with the Pacific Dolphins, which is one of the strongest swimming programs in Western Canada. She is a Canadian Junior National Qualifier for both the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 400 individual medley. Leziy-Miller was also a competitor at both the 2000 and 2001 Canadian Youth Games. She will bring depth and strength to the Cowgirl team. Other schools that recruited Leziy-Miller include Illinois State, Oakland University, and Colorado State University.
"Alexandra will bring the needed depth to our breaststroke and individual medley events," said Johnson. "She has an outstanding training background, and we look for her to make an immediate impact in our success in these events."