Wyoming Swimming Signs Three Student Athletes

July 9, 2003

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming headswimming coach Tom Johnson announced the signing of threewomen swimmers to the Cowgirl swimming team. Heidi Thorsonof Rozet, Wyoming, Laura Glaab of Superior, Colorado andTamara Lehnerz of Littleton, Colorado will join the Cowgirlsthis fall.

Heidi Thorson, Rozet, Wyoming (Campbell County High School)

Thorson comes to Wyoming from Campbell County High Schoolwhere she is a state champion in the 200 IM and the 100butterfly. She is also very strong in the 100 backstroke.She was named All-State, All-Conference and was anAll-American consideration performer all four years of highschool. Along with swimming for Campbell County HighSchool, she also competes for the Gillette Gators Swim Club.

"Heidi is very talented in many events," said Johnson."She swims very tough on relays and will help our team inmany ways. We are very excited to have Heidi joining usnext fall."

Laura Glaab, Superior, Colorado (Monarch High School)

Glaab comes to UW from Monarch High School where she was aColorado state finalist in the 500 freestyle. She competedat the USA Swimming's Sectional championships in the 100and 1650 freestyle. She also swims for the Boulder PoseidonSwimming club.

"Laura has had outstanding improvement over the pastyear. She is still developing into a very good distancefreestyler and will bring us some much needed depth in thoseevents," said Johnson. Glaab was also recruited byColorado State University, Texas Christian University andDenver University.

Tamara Lehnerz, Littleton, Colorado (Arapahoe High School)

Lehnerz comes to the Cowgirls from Arapahoe High Schoolwhere she was a Colorado state finalist in the 100 and 200freestyle. She helped to team to back-to-back statechampionships in 2001 and 2002. She also swam for theGreenwood Tiger Sharks.

"Tamara will give us some much needed depth in the 100and 200 freestyles," said Johnson. "She is also veryversatile , as she can come down to the 50 freestyle and upto the 500 freestyle." Lehnerz was also recruited byColorado State University, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute,Colorado School of Mines and the University of NorthernColorado.