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.


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