PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College swimming has signed two female athletes to National Letters of Intent (NLI) to participate in the 2012-13 season.
Martha Ruether comes to Lake Erie out of Allegany-Limestone Central High School in Allegany, N.Y. A sprinting specialist, Ruether has been a two-year captain and has made sectionals in five seasons. She has been team MVP her junior and senior seasons and holds the school record in the 50-yard freestyle and the medley relay. Ruether is a standout in the classroom as a member of the Honor Roll multiple times and plans to major in psychology. Ruether will carry on her swimming career despite being legally blind.
Jennifer Scholl, a native of Kentwood, Mich., is scheduled to graduate this spring from East Kentwood High School. This season she has scored the most points for East Kentwood, a team with 39 female swimmers, and received the Coaches Award, given to the swimmer who shows the most dedication to the team. Scholl specializes in sprints, swimming the freestyle and butterfly strokes.
"We are so excited to have Martha and Jenny joining the Women's Storm Swimming Program," said Head Coach Nicole Rose. "Both ladies had excellent seasons during their senior year and I feel they can make an immediate impact for our women's team. They each individually made a great deal of progress during their senior seasons and I am very much looking forward to coaching them."
"Both Jenny and Martha have done a terrific job in the classroom as well, so they both truly are the full package when we speak in terms of being student-athletes," Rose continued. "They will have no trouble transitioning to the requirements that will be asked of them as Storm swimmers and they are the perfect fit within our growing program."