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Cole Whitsett from Springfield, Pennsylvania and Joey Tepper of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey will be a part of Tennessee males’s swimming and diving crew this fall as members of the category of 2024. They’ll be a part of Alexander Milanovich, Bryden Hattie, Dain Ripol, Dillon Richardson, Harrison Lierz, Jack Gillespie, Jacob McDonald, Jake Narvid, Jake Reasor, Jordan Crooks, Jordan Tiffany, Joseph Jordan, Lyubomir Epitropov, Micah Chambers, Nick Cassell, Rafael Ponce de León, Thomas Horne, and Will Jackson in Knoxville.
“I’m thrilled to announce my verbal dedication to swim and research on the College of Tennessee! Thanks to my dad and mom, coaches, and teammates who helped me attain this level in my profession! Go vols!🍊”
Whitsett swam for Episcopal Academy and Suburban Seahawks. He was a 2-time A-finalist at 2020 Jap InterScholastics, inserting third within the 100 fly (48.74) and fifth within the 100 breast (56.35). He additional contributed to Episcopal Academy’s 4th-place crew end by swimming fly (21.39) on the profitable 200 medley relay and by main off (45.38) the runner-up 400 free relay.
- 50 Freestyle – 20.66
- 100 Freestyle – 45.38
- 100 Butterfly – 48.74
- 100 Breaststroke – 55.53
Coach Quote – “Cole’s pace and flexibility will add throughout depth to this class. It’s straightforward to see him turn into a significant contributor and he’ll give the teaching employees numerous meet lineup choices. Cole is robust and explosive and I’m certain our power and conditioning employees can work wonders with him.”
Tepper graduated from Egg Harbor Township Excessive Faculty and swam year-round for Egg Harbor Township Seahawks Swim Membership. He’ll overlap a yr in Knoxville with membership teammate Amanda Nunan. In highschool swimming, Tepper got here in third within the 500 free (4:30.12) and ninth within the 200 IM (1:53.41) on the 2020 New Jersey Meet of Champions. He earned PBs within the 1000/1650 free and 400 IM in December at LAC Vacation Cup the place he received the 400 IM, was runner-up within the 500/1000/1650 free and completed top-6 within the 200 again, 200 fly, and 200 IM. Two summers in the past he got here in sixth on the 2018 USA Swimming 7.5K Junior Nationwide Championships.
- 500 Freestyle – 4:30.12
- 1000 Freestyle – 9:17.59
- 1650 Freestyle – 15:45.88
- 400 IM – 3:57.68
Coach Quote – “Joey was the ultimate man in our class to resolve. He proved to be thorough and considerate by way of the recruiting course of. He selected Tennessee over different elite educational colleges and Joey will convey an unimaginable stability of educational and athletic skill. He has an amazing engine and work ethic and can add some actual firepower to the space group.”
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