Aug. 10, 2000
Coach Jeanne Fleck’s first recruiting season at Ohio State was a busy one with impressive results. Her team will have eleven new swimmers when the Buckeyes open 2000 season to go along with eleven returnees.
Included in the class are two freshmen that will add veteran leadership to the OSU program. Camilla Heglesson, a native of Malmo, Sweden, has competed in ten World Cup competitions.
“Camilla Heglesson’s times converted put her in the top eight in the conference in the 500 freestyle and the mile freestyle in the conference,” Fleck said. “She’s going to be a major impact coming in right away.
“She’s a little older, which is nice because even though she’s a freshman she will bring some maturity to our program.”
Amanda Treleaven (Colonal Light, Australia) also has plenty of experience to lend the Buckeyes.
She placed seventh in the 50, 100, and 200 backstroke events at the World Cup meet in Hobart, and qualified for the Australian Olympic trials.
“She’s going to give us maturity,” Fleck said. “She should be a point scorer in both the backstroke events and the 200 freestyle.”
Lindsey Goodson, (San Ramon, Calif.) earned all-America honors in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events in 1999 and 2000. She placed sixth in the 500 freestyle and 11th in the 200 freestyle at the 2000 Junior Nationals.
“Goodson should be a major factor in the 200 and 500 freestyle,” Fleck said. “I’m very excited about this young lady. I think she has loads of talent.”
Millie Reynolds (San Antonio, Texas) does not have the experience of the other recruits, but has enjoyed a great amount of success in the her short time in the water. She was an all-America selection in the 200 medley relay as a sophomore and a senior, finishing fourth in the Nation both times.
“She’s only been swimming for a few years,” Fleck said. “She’s got so much potential it’s almost scary. She could be our diamond in the rough for the year.” A pair of Ohio standouts, Katie Severson (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Julie Buehler (Wooster, Ohio) will swim for the scarlet and gray this year.
Severson was a four-time state finalist and a Junior National qualifier. Buehler earned all-Ohio honors her sophomore and senior years.
Lindsey Hartman (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was a four-year all-America selection and qualified for five Junior National standards. She finished in the top 16 in the 100 and 200 freestyle events twice at the Juniors. Finished second in the 100 freestyle and fifth in the 50 freestyle at State championships.
Kaitlin Fajt (Greensburg, Pa.) qualifed for the PIAA state championship finals four consecutive years and finished as high as fifth in the 500 freestyle at the finals.
Shannon Mahoney (Plantation, Fla.) was a top-16 qualifier at Florida State championships four straight years. Stephanie Raezer (Newark, Del.) earned all-State honors all four years of high school and was a four-time qualifier for the Junior Nationals.
Amanda Messmer (Fenton, Mo.), a sophomore transfer from Bowling Green, was a four time state qualifier in high school.
“Every young lady that we have coming in will go to the conference meet and will help us in duel meets in one way or another,” Fleck said. They give us immense talent and depth.”