Nov. 23, 2010
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart has announced Tuesday that five student-athletes have signed letters-of-intent during the fall signing period: Elliot Brockelbank (Alpharetta, Ga.), Andrew Kosic (West Chester, Pa.), and Mark Sarman (Ashburn, Va..) will join the men’s team, while Kate Brandus (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Kate Woolbright (Clermont, Fla.) join the women’s squad.
Brockelbank swims distance freestyle for Dynamo Swim Club. Collegeswimming ranked him as one of the top 10 Georgia recruits for the class of 2011. He is a national qualifier in both the 1000 and 1650 Freestyle.
“We are very happy to be keeping an athlete of Elliot’s caliber in state,” added Shealy Hart.”His improvement over the last year has been really exciting to watch.”
Kosic, who currently swims for Golden Ram Aquatics is poised to help the Yellow Jackets in both the sprint and middle distance free as well as backstroke and fly events. He was a NISCA High School All-American in the 100-Fly and holds multiple national qualifying times. His versatility made him one of Collegeswimming.com’s top-100 recruits for the class of 2011.
“Andrew can swim nearly anything,” said Shealy Hart. “Having someone that can compete in three strokes and swim relays is a huge asset.”
Sarman rounds out the men’s signing class. Currently a swimmer for the Curl Burke Swim Club, Sarman is a US Open and Senior National Qualifier in both the 100 and 200-Fly.
“Mark is a talented butterflyer with a lot of upside,” said Shealy Hart. “His ability to swim the butterfly and IM will add depth to our lineup.”
For the women, Brandus, who competes for Swim Atlanta, is a US Open qualifier in the 100-Fly, as well as a NISCA High School All-American in the event.
“Kate is another athlete that we are happy to be keeping close to home. We are looking forward to her adding depth in our butterfly events and beyond,” said Shealy Hart.
Woolbright, who currently swims for the Southwest Stars, represents another Collegeswimming.com top-100 recruit for the Yellow Jackets. She is also the top ranked recruit in the state of Florida. She comes to Georgia Tech having already swum under the NCAA “B” qualifying standard in both the 500 and 1650 freestyle.
“Kate adds to our already strong distance group,” said Shealy Hart. “We can’t wait to see what she can accomplish here.”