Centenary Swimming Lands Three for 2006-07 Roster
Monday, November 21, 2005

Butch Jordan

SHREVEPORT—Centenary swim coach Butch Jordan has announced the signings of men’s swimmers David Berude and Clay Malinovski, as well as Rebecca Simmons on the women’s side, to National Letters of Intent. The group will attend Centenary and receive their first collegiate action with the Ladies & Gents swim teams in the fall semester of 2006.


Berude currently attends Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas. He comes highly recommended by his club coach as an up and comer with limited experience. Jordan believes his minor swimming background is a plus as he will be able to be developed into a potent individual medley swimmer and will be a great addition to the fly events. He is expected to be a Mid-Con scorer for the maroon and white in his first year.


Malinovski comes from Hebron High School in Frisco, Texas, where he was an All-District and State Qualifier. He swam for the City of Plano Swim Team under coach Steve Mateer, the same program that produced current Centenary swimmers Kayli LeBlanc and Robert Hendricks. Jordan is excited to have the versatile Malinovski as he sees a great deal of potential for the newcomer in many areas.


Simmons will join the Ladies team after swimming for coach Christy Patterson at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy, Texas. Her best times include a 25.5 second showing in the 50-yard freestyle and a 100-yard freestyle of 55.4 seconds. Her father Rusty is a Centenary graduate.


“Becca will add needed depth to our sprint freestyle events,” said Jordan. “We are hoping to develop her backstroke as well, and I think she has untapped potential.”


Located in Shreveport, La., Centenary is a member of the Mid-Continent Conference and is the smallest Division I member in the nation with an enrollment of 905 undergraduates. Founded in 1825, Centenary is also the oldest college west of the Mississippi River.