Swimming and Diving Signs Three Letters of Intent
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  04/21/2008
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

April 21, 2008

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--- University of New Mexico head women's swimming and diving coach Tracy Ljone announced that three recruits signed National Letters of Intent during the current signing period.

Kelli Light comes from Monument, Colo., where she swims for Lewis-Palmer High School and has been a sectional qualifier since spring of 2005. Light holds individual age group records with her USA team, the Air Force Academy Falfins. She also holds the high school record for the 100-yard backstroke and as a member of the 200-yard and 400-yard freestyle relays.

"We are very excited that Kelli has decided to join our Lobo family," said Ljone. "She has such a bright personality and I look forward to seeing her on deck every day."

Nicole Peirce a native of Thornhill, Ontario, Canada, swims butterfly, breaststroke, and individual medley for Bayview Glen Upper School. Peirce achieved Canadian Olympic Trial standard in the 100-meter fly and competed in the 2008 Canadian Olympic Trial meet.

"Nicole will make an immediate impact on our team," said Ljone. "She will be adding depth in our breaststroke and butterfly events."

Aubrey Bush comes from Eaglecrest, Colo., where she dives for Eaglecrest High School. UNM diving coach Abel Sanchez said, "One thing that amazes me about Aubrey is that she's picked it up so well so fast... I'm very excited to have her on the team. I think she's something special and will make an immediate impact on our team, in our conference and in the NCAA. She's young and has great promise ahead of her. I'm real excited about next year with all the talent returning and with our future Lobos. Next year should be a fun year".