Swimming and Diving Program Inks First Recruiting Class

BOISE, Idaho Boise State University Swimming and Diving Head Coach Kristin Hill announced the signing of three recruits to National Letters of Intent, Tuesday.

Allison Hall, of Camarillo, Calif., Denise Green, a native of Coos Bay, Ore., and Samantha Eichner, a Portland, Ore., native, will each be joining the Bronco swimming and diving program next fall.

“I am very excited about our first group of fall signees,” Hill said. “As a brand new program, we obviously have many needs. These three athletes fill several of our needs, and we know that all three have their best swimming ahead of them.”

Hall was a Zone team three-time qualifier, a Junior National qualifier and the district four CIF champion in the 100 fly and the 200 IM. She was also named Oaks Christian High School’s most valuable player.

“Allison will contribute immediately in both butterfly events,” Hill said. “She is also strong in the IM. She shows a lot of potential to be a positive team leader here at Boise State.”

Green holds the North Bend High School record in the 100 backstroke and has posted six individual State titles. She has won the 100 back three times, the 50 free twice and the 100 free once. She has also been named first team all-State each of her three varsity seasons.

“Denise came highly recommended by her club and high school coach, Chris Richmond, who I have known for several years,” Hill said. “I expect her to contribute to the team and be competitive in the WAC immediately. She is a great relay swimmer and she loves to race, which is important at the collegiate level.”

Eichner was a senior sectional qualifier and earned first team all-conference honors while at David Douglas High School. She has also earned many second team and honorable mention honors over the course of her high school career.

“Samantha is a positive, outgoing person with a strong academic background which will really help her transition from high school to college,” Hill said. “Samantha comes from a strong club program, the David Douglas Swim Club, where she is coached by Burt Stratton. I have great respect for Burt and his program, and I know Samantha will bring a great work ethic with her to our program.

“We have more work to do on the recruiting trail to round out the class and the team as a whole, but this is a great start. In this process of building a team it is important to look at more than just times. We want to build great team chemistry that is comprised of women who have a great work ethic both in the pool and the classroom, strong conviction, positive attitude, and are excited about improving. Everyone is anxious for their arrival in August, and we certainly look forward to the opportunity to coach these young women.”

Recruit Top Times

Allison Hall
100 fly 58.2
200 fly 2:23.2
IM 2:09.3

Denise Green
100 back 59.8
200 back 2:08.0
50 free 24.7
100 free 53.4
Mile 17:41.3

Samantha Eichner
200 back 2:10.5
1,650 free 17:56.2
100 back 1:01.9
500 free 5:17.1


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