April 14, 2017
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head swimming and diving coach Mike Bottom announced on Friday (April 14) the addition of Miranda Tucker (Plymouth, Mich.) to the team's 2017-18 roster. Tucker joins the team after spending one season (2015-16) at Indiana University. She will have three years of eligibility remaining.
"Miranda is such a special individual who will make our team better in every way," said Bottom. "She brings a level of excellence in everything she does and we're excited to have that in our program."
Tucker, a two-time NCAA All-American for the Hoosiers in 2016, will provide a big boost for a breaststroke group that saw all seven swimmers score in both the 100- and 200-yard disciplines at the 2017 Big Ten Championships. She was second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:06.27) and third in the 100-yard breaststroke (58.10) at the 2016 NCAA Championships, and won silver medals in both events and in the 200-yard IM at the 2016 Big Ten Championships.
A two-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, Tucker is a former member of the U.S. Junior National Team. She was a finalist in the 100-yard breaststroke at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing eighth (1:08.19). She was also 18th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:29.47).
Tucker further bolsters a previously-announced seven-member recruiting class that features five Top 100 recruits in the current CollegeSwimming.com index. The signees include swimmers Kate Krolikowski (Irvine, Calif.), Claire Maiocco (Winter Park, Fla.), Alexis Margett (Glendora, Calif.), Daria Pyshnenko (Lake Forest, Ill.) and Sierra Schmidt (Erdenheim, Pa.), as well as divers Nikki Canale (Waxhaw, N.C.) and Christy Cutshaw (Durham, N.C.).
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