Gents Swimming Adds Seven in Late Period
Monday, May 10, 2004



Shreveport—Centenary men’s swimming coach Butch Jordan has announced the signing of seven swimmers to a National Letter of Intent for the 2004-05 academic year. The new Gents include; Adam D’Aquin, Ross Gilbert, Roddie Haley, Jonathan Harrop, Robert Scott James, Kyle McKee, and Dustin Myers.

Adam D’Aquin (Baton Rouge, La.) is a member of Crawfish Aquatics and attended Catholic High. Ross Gilbert (Flower Mound, Tex.) was the captain and MVP of his Flower Mound High School team and swam for the Lakeside Aquatic Club.

“Adam has relatively little experience having started swimming only three years ago,” said Jordan. “Ross comes from a great program and he thrives on hard work. He will bring a great deal of enthusiasm to our program,” he added. “I am looking forward to coaching both of these young swimmers in their freestyle events.”

Two swimmers that will help Centenary in the sprint events are Roddie Haley (Texarkana, Tex.) and Jonathan Harrop (McKinney, Tex.). Haley brings his tall 6’3” frame to the Gents squad from Texas High while Harrop was All-District at McKinney High School.

“Roddie has a lot of untapped potential and he will be used primarily as a sprinter for us,” said Jordan. “Jonathan will have an immediate impact for us in the sprint freestyle and butterfly events. His high school and club coaches have produced many great sprinters.”

Also hailing from McKinney High School is Robert Scott James (McKinney, Tex.). James posted a 21.9 second 50-yard freestyle and served as vice president of the National Honor Society while swimming with Metro Aquatics.

“Robert will fit into our sprint relays and has good potential in the breast stroke,” said Jordan.

Rounding out the new signees are Kyle McKee (Baton Rouge, La.) and Dustin Myers (Round Rock, Tex.). McKee was a member of the Crawfish Aquatics team that also produced new teammate Adam D’Aquin while Myers participated with the Texas Gold swim club. Myers served as team captain and was named TISCA All-State.

“Kyle has a wide range of events he can help us in from the 100 to 200 yard breaststroke to the distance freestyles,” commented Jordan. “Dustin comes to us primarily as a sprinter, but is showing potential in the backstroke and the 200 yard freestyle. We look for big things from both swimmers.”

The new Gents will join early signee Robert Hendricks (Plano, Tex.), second team All-Mid-Con performer and New South Intercollegiate All-Conference selection Robert Trempski, and the rest of the squad in hopes of capturing Centenary’s first-ever Mid-Con Swimming Championship in 2004.

 

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