Aug 23, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team head coach Mike Bottom announced today (Friday, Aug. 23) the addition of two transfer student-athletes to the roster for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Junior Kelsey Cummings joins Michigan following two seasons at the University of North Carolina, and junior Nicole Honey arrives to U-M following a pair of seasons at Rutgers University.
"Adding two student-athletes like Kelsey and Nicole furthers our mission to compete for Big Ten championships," said Bottom. "Here at Michigan they will be able to flourish academically and athletically. We are excited to welcome them into the tradition of the Michigan's women's swimming and diving program."
Cummings is a mid-to-distance freestyler who spent the last two seasons in Chapel Hill. During the 2012-13 season at UNC, she scored points in two events at the ACC Championships, finishing eight in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 16th in the 500-yard freestyle. Earlier in her career she qualified for the USA Swimming Olympic Trials in both 2008 and 2012. Cummings hails from El Segundo, Calif., where she competed as varsity swimmer at El Segundo high school for four years and also swam with the Golden West Swim Club and West Coast Swimming. She also competes in open water events.
Honey is a diver originally from New Hyde Park, N.Y. At the 2013 Big East Championships, she took fourth place from the platform and ninth place from the three-meter, scoring points in both events. This past season, Honey claimed Big East Athlete of the Week honors on Feb. 8 after she swept the one-meter and three-meter springboards at a Big East quad meet. She attended Herricks High School, competing as a varsity diver for three years and was a two-time All-American. She also dove for the Long Island Divers and was a four-time AAU National qualifier.
Michigan opens the season on Friday, Sept. 27, against Iowa at 5 p.m. at Canham Natatorium. The following day at 11 a.m., U-M will host the second edition of the Water Carnival, which features swimming and diving stunts, music and a celebration of all things aquatic.
Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423