Maize and Blue Signs Two for 2007-08 Season
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Women's swimming head coach Jim Richardson announced Wednesday (Nov. 15) the signing of two recruits for the 2007-08 season. Natasha Moodie (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) and Brett Pedley (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) will both join the Maize and Blue next season.

Moodie, a sprinter, joins Michigan from Miramar High School in Florida. She will pursue pharmacy as a major. "Natasha is a 6'1" sprinter with a world of potential," Richardson said. "A Jamaican by birth, she has been training in the US for about four years. She should have an immediate impact in the freestyle sprint events."

Pedley ranked in the top 16 nationally in her age group. She comes to Ann Arbor from Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif., and will study environmental studies and public policy. "In recent years Brett has pursued open water swimming," Richardson said. "However, we believe that she has all the tools to become a very strong competitor."

The Wolverines, who travel to College Station, Texas, for the Texas A&M Invitational (Nov. 17-19) this weekend, will graduate five senior swimmers from this season's squad: Kaitlyn Brady (Wilmington, Del./Mount Pleasant), Susan Gilliam (Los Angeles, Calif./Bolles), Amanda Johnson (West Bloomfield, Mich./Lahser), Lindsey Smith (Dexter, Mich./Dexter) and Annie Stein (Longmont, Colo./Germantown Academy).

Contact: Matt Baumer (734) 763-4423