Nov. 14, 2003
Head Coach Cyndi Gallagher has received two National Letters of Intent during the Fall signing period. Shannon Hackett and Erin Ketchum will join the Bruins as true freshmen in the Fall of 2004.
Hackett (West Vancouver, British Columbia) attends the Collingwood School. At the 2003 Canadian World Trials, held in June, she swam long course meters best times of 2:03.84 (200 Free), 4:17.58 (400 Free) and 8:54.00 (800 Free). She has a long course meters best time of 2:19.50 in the 200 Fly, which she swam at the Mel Zajac Invitational last May.
Ketchum (Mission Viejo) attends Capistrano Valley High School and swims for the Mission Viejo Nadadores under Coach Bill Rose. Her short course yards best times are 10:04.89 (1000 Free), 16:43.92 (1650 Free), 1:51.79 (200 Free) and 4:54.17 (500 Free). In long course meters, she has best times of 2:17.65 (200 Fly), 8:54.10 (800 Free) and 16:59.76 (1500 Free). Ketchum was a national qualifier in 2003 (1650 Free, 1500 Free and 800 Free) and 2002 (1500 Free and 1650 Free).