Swimming and Diving Signs Four

May 2, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas swimming and diving head coach Clark Campbell recently announced the signing of four swimmers for the 2005-06 season. Shanna Bradbury (Littleton Colo.), Bri Brotherson (Grapevine, Texas), Danielle Hermann (Itasca, Ill.), and Whitney Winslow (Manhattan, Kan.) will join the team next fall.

Bradbury is currently a senior at Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colo., where she swims the individual medley, breaststroke and 500 freestyle events and is coached by Mike Richmond. She is also a member of the Greenwood Tiger Sharks club team coached by Jorge Fernandez.

“Shanna is an extremely verstile swimmer. She can swim the breaststroke, individual medley and middle distance freestyle events,” Campbell said. “Shanna comes from one of the best programs in Colorado (Greenwood Swim Club) and will make a great transition to Big 12 swimming.”

Brotherson joins the Jayhawks as a transfer from Clemson University. She is currently a member of the Grapevine-Colleyville Aquatic Team coached by Pete Salvan. She attended high school at Colleyville Heritage in Grapevine, Texas, and was coached by Patrick Henry. Brotherson will swim the individual medley, 100 and 200 freestyle, and the 200 butterfly events at Kansas.

“Bri is coming to KU by way of Clemson. Transfers bring a sense of excitement to any program and Bri is my first transfer since becoming head coach,” Campbell said. “The ACC and Big 12 are similar conferences, she knows what it takes to be competitive at this level. Bri will immediately help us in the butterfly and individual medley events.”

Hermann attends Lake Park High School in Itasca, Ill., where she swims the individual medley, breaststroke and 200 backstroke events under coach Dan Witteeven. She is also a member of the Wheaton Swim Club coached by Bob Strube.

“Danielle will help in several different areas. She is a very strong breaststroker who will contend for relay spots on both medley relays,” Campbell said. “Danielle should step in and be a key factor in our individual medley events as well. We also like the fact that she is very athletic and is one of the top 400 meter runners on her high school track team.”

Winslow is currently a swimmer at Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kan., where she swims the sprint freestyle events. She is coached by Jerry Carpenter.

“Whitney is one of the top sprint/middle distance swimmers in Kansas,” Campbell said. “I invision Whitney making great strides and improving a lot while at KU. She will become a Big 12 finalist.”

“We’re really pleased with the four signees for the spring. Jen Fox, our assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, did a wonderful job of getting quality student-athletes to Kansas,” Campbell added. “With our five new Jayhawks from fall signing, our freshman class has the opportunity to really help the program next year and beyond. It is going to be very exciting watching all their improvement over the next four years.”

For more information about the Kansas swimming and diving team including news, notes and upcoming events, visit the swimming and diving website throughout the upcoming months.