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Ferrum College Names Women's Swim Coach


Ferrum College Names Women’s Swim Coach

Lindsay DeLaRosby already recruiting for team’s inaugural season.

Ferrum, Va. (March 1, 2011) Abe Naff, Ferrum College Director of Athletics, announced today that Lindsay DeLaRosby has been named head coach of the new Ferrum College women’s swim team, which will compete in its inaugural season during the 2011-12 school year.

DeLaRosby comes to Ferrum from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she served the past year as assistant swim coach for both the men’s and women’s programs.  Prior to joining the staff at Trinity, DeLaRosby served as assistant swim coach at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

“Women’s swimming is a wonderful addition to Ferrum’s intercollegiate sports,” said College President Jennifer Braaten.  “We wanted to give our female student athletes more opportunities to compete and the swim program complements all that we already offer.  Lindsay DeLaRosby’s experience as both an athlete and a coach make her an excellent addition to our staff,” Braaten said.

DeLaRosby set the school record in the 50-year freestyle for Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota during her senior year in 2005.  In addition to her undergraduate degree, DeLaRosby earned her M.Ed. in Physical Education Athletic Administration from Springfield College in 2010.

DeLaRosby is also proficient in FrontRush recruiting software, and plans to begin recruiting swimmers from the high school ranks immediately.  She also hopes a number of students already enrolled at Ferrum will want to compete for the Panthers.  DeLaRosby says she would like to have “at least 20” swimmers by the time the season starts in late fall of 2011.

At Ferrum, DeLaRosby will have complete responsibility for all aspects of Ferrum’s NCAA women’s swimming program.  She will serve as coordinator of Ferrum’s indoor swimming pool, located in the lower level of Swartz Gymnasium.

Swimmers interested in competing for Ferrum College may apply online at: http://www.ferrumpanthers.com/sb_output.aspx?form=3

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