Nov. 20, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson swimming and diving program has signed three more athletes to the team for the 2004-05 season, as announced by head coach Chris Ip on Thursday. Peg Carter, Andrew Bergren and Mark Vahle join Sean Geary, Rachel McLaurin and Bethany Meeuwsen as newcomers on the Tiger squad for next season.
Summerville, SC native Peg Carter will join the Tigers for the 2004-05 season, after earning Honorable Mention All-America honors and Scholastic All-America honors in 2002 and 2003. She was the South Carolina State Champion in the 200 fly and the 400 medley relay in 2000 and 2001. Carter was a member of the South Carolina All-State swimming team and was the captain of the South Carolina Zone team. She was a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist and a sectional finalist and earned six varsity letters in swimming from Summerville High School. Carter was also a Senior National Qualifier and a U.S. Open Qualifier.
Andrew Bergren will come to Clemson from Xenia, OH, where he was a conference, sectional and district champion in the 100 breast and the 200 IM, and finished second and fifth in the events, respectively, at the 2002 Ohio High School State Swimming & Diving Championships. While attending Wolfson High School in Florida in 2001, Bergren was the Florida 3A State Champion in the 200 IM and placed third in the 100 breast at the meet. He holds school records in both events at Beavercreek High School (Ohio) and Wolfson High School (Florida). He was a member of the Florida All-Star team for the 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16 age groups and was the Florida Male Swimmer of the Year for the 13-14 and 15-16 age groups.
Mark Vahle, a Quincy, IL native, was a three-time All-American and a three-time All-State honoree from 2001-2003. Vahle placed third in the 50 free at the 2003 Illinois High School State Swimming & Diving Championships. His Quincy Senior High School team won the conference and sectional championships his freshman, sophomore and junior years of high school. As a junior, Vahle held the 38th-fastest time in the nation among high school swimmers in the 50 free and was ranked 61st nationally among high school swimmers in the 100 fly.
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