Nov. 22, 2013
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- Savannah Ruedt of Duluth, Georgia has signed a National Letter of Intent with Marshall University, Marshall coach Bill Tramel announced Friday.
Ruedt is a senior at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga, where she swims for Jeremy Laird. She is also coached by Chris Davis at SwimAtlanta.
“We are thrilled to have Savannah joining us next year,” said Tramel. “Savannah’s coach, Chris Davis, is a huge endorser of our program. We thank him for encouraging Savannah to look at Marshall.”
A two-time Georgia High School State Championship finalist in 2013, Ruedt’s best times include 52.40 in the 100 Free, 1:52.31 in the 200 Free, 4:58.03 in the 500 Free, 10:12.50 in the 1000 Free and 17:11.38 in the 1650 Free. She has also posted a 4:31.58 in the 400 IM and 2:05.96 in the 200 Back.
“Savannah’s maturity and reliability puts her far ahead of the competition,” said her high school coach, Jeremy Laird. “I see great things in Savannah’s future and know that she will be a good addition to the swim program at Marshall University next fall.”
“We are very excited about adding Savannah to our team,” Tramel added. Her time as a junior in high school is already faster than the Marshall school record in the 1000 Free. She will contribute immediately in all of the freestyle events and relays. I’m looking forward to following Savannah’s senior year of high school before she arrives in Huntington.”
Ruedt’s spirit and excitement are evident when asked about choosing Marshall. “I had a great connection with the team and coaches,” she said. “We Are... Marshall. Go Thundering Herd!”
Ruedt is the fourth member of the Marshall Swimming & Diving recruiting class of 2014.