Jordan Adds Five to Ladies Swim Team
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Shreveport—Centenary Ladies swim coach Butch Jordan has announced the signing of five swimmers to a National Letter of Intent. The 2004-05 roster additions include; Sara Hanson, Samantha Horton, Lori Von Pingel, Traci Wimberly, and Erica Young.

Sara Hanson (Allen, Tex.) comes to Centenary from Allen High School and Metro Aquatics. Her best times include a 24.5 second 50-yard freestyle and a 53.8 second 100-yard freestyle. Samantha Horton (Plano, Tex.) is a product of Plano High School and the City of Plano swim club.

“Sara has great potential in several events,” said Jordan. “She will be moved around in the early meets to see where her skills will help the team the most. Samantha will bolster our freestyle events and she could be successful in the backstroke as well.”

Lori Von Pingel (Madison, Miss.) will join the Centenary swim squad from Jackson Prep and the Sunkist Swim club team. She has posted times of 55.4 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle and 1:12.6 in the 100-yard breaststroke.

“Lori will certainly help us in sprints and middle distance freestyle races as well as the breaststroke. She has a long frame and a great feel for the water,” said Jordan.

Traci Wimberly (San Antonio, Tex.) currently swims for the San Antonio Wave club team and attends Ronald Reagan High School while Erica Young (Dallas, Tex.) is out of the Lake Highlands High School program and swims club with ATAC.

“Traci is very versatile but will be most valuable in the backstroke and individual medley. She is very enthusiastic and is a team player,” said Jordan. “Erica’s range is very wide from sprint to distance and could be used in the sprint fly. She will certainly help our relays.”

The five late signees will join Melanie Zimmerman (Round Rock, Tex.) from Round Rock High School who signed in the early period.

Located in Shreveport, La., Centenary College is a Division I member of the NCAA and the Mid-Continent Conference. With an enrollment of 860 undergraduate students, Centenary is the smallest Division I school in the nation and is the oldest college west of the Mississippi River having been founded in 1825.