East Hamilton Swimmer Rachel Dover Signs With University Of Cincinnati

Friday, May 30, 2014
Rachel Dover
Rachel Dover

East Hamilton High swimmer Rachel Dover has signed to swim for the University of Cincinnati.

The Ooltewah resident specializes in the butterfly and freestyle.

She is the daughter of Russell and Amy Dover.

She reached the Tennessee state meet in the 100 butterfly and 500 freestyle as a senior, finishing as state runner-up in the 100 fly (55.79) and ninth in the 500 free (5:07.15) ... Finished second in the 200 butterfly at the 2014 Southeastern Championships (2:01.75) ... Also reached the state meet in a pair of events as a junior, placing ninth in the 500 freestyle and 11th in the 100 butterfly ... Qualified for the state meet in both the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly as a sophomore ... Swam club for McCallie/GPS Aquatics, setting short-course club records in the 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 100 fly and 200 fly and long-course records in the 1,650 free and 200 fly.

She was among 14 incoming student-athletes who will swim for the Bearcats starting in 2014-15. The group includes six additions to the women's squad and eight on the men's side.

"I am very excited for this incoming class," said assistant coach Mandy DiSalle. "As a whole, they are going to make an immediate impact at UC and help us continue to grow as a program. They add some much needed depth in certain events for each program. We're looking forward to seeing their success both in the pool and in the classroom."

She added, "Rachel is very strong in the butterfly events and will make an immediate impact on our program. We are excited to see what she can accomplish at UC." 

Grandparents are Earl and Julie Freudenberg of Chattanooga and Jerry and Peggy Dover of Athens, Tn.


This Day In Baseball History, May 27.

1941  Play is halted in the seventh inning of Braves-Giants game at the Polo Grounds so the crowd of 17,009 and players can listen to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's radio address over the stadium's P.A. system. After FDR announces the Proclamation of an Unlimited National Emergency, the tied 1-1 contest is resumed after a 45-minute delay. 1951  A large ad appears ... (click for more)

Gulf South Conference Honors 40 Lee Athletes

BIRMINGHAM, AL —The Gulf South Conference recently announced its 2015 FireSeeds Spring Sports Honor Roll. Lee had a grand total of 40 athletes listed on the honor roll, representing baseball (9), Men’s Golf (4), Women’s Golf (4), Softball (10), Men’s Tennis (4), and Women’s Tennis (9).  Baseball Grayson Bailey, Senior, Business Management, 3.71 Kyle ... (click for more)

Corker Hails Study That Says VW Expansion Could Add 9,800 Tennessee Jobs

Senator Bob Corker on Wednesday said a University of Tennessee Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) study on the impact the expansion of Volkswagen Chattanooga’s manufacturing facility will have on the economy in Tennessee shows the development is paying off for Chattanooga. According to the study, the expansion could add 9,800 full-time jobs to the Tennessee ... (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is It Ever Worth It?

There is a better-than-average chance General John Kelly could soon be named as the new Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. He’s one of four men who have been mentioned in prudent fashion to follow General Joseph Dunford (remember that name for a few minutes) as head of the Corps. General Dunford, who held the job less than a year, has just been chosen by President Obama ... (click for more)