German Breaststroker, Nele Albers Signs NLI with Marshall


Albers is a breastroke specialist and currently swims for St. Antonius Gymnasium.

Albers is a breastroke specialist and currently swims for St. Antonius Gymnasium.

Dec. 12, 2013

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Nele Albers of Lüdinghausen, Germany has signed a National Letter of Intent with Marshall, swimming and diving coach Bill Tramel announced Thursday.

Albers specializes in the breaststroke event, but is a well-rounded swimmer in other events, as well. She attends St. Antonius Gymnasium in Lüdinghausen and competes for SGS Münster. Albers was a Consolation Finalist in two events and broke an 11-year-old team record at last month's German Short Course National Championships in Wuppertal, Germany.

Albers' best times converted to short course yards equate to 2:14.74 in the 200 breaststroke and 1:03.50 in the 100 breaststroke. Albers also has converted times of 2:04.56 for the 200 individual medley, 4:23.10 for the 400 individual medley, 1:52.00 for the 200 freestyle and 5:00.17 for the 500 freestyle.

"Nele Albers will be a major player in Conference USA," Tramel said. "Her converted best times challenge our conference's best. She performed times last month that are faster than two of Marshall's school records. Adding Nele makes our already strong recruiting class even more exciting."

Albers is the tenth member of the Marshall swimming and diving recruiting class of 2014.