BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College head swimming coach Rafael Forti has announced that Dana Witheft has signed her National Letter of Intent and will join the Lady Bulldog program this fall.
Witheft, a native of Buckingham, Ill., joins the UC program from Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Ill. She prepped at Herscher High School, and swam with the Lincoln Way Masters club.
"I am glad Dana has decided to attend Union College and join our swimming program," said Forti. "She has a lot of potential to be explored still on her distance freestyle events. She is a very strong swimmer, and I know she will work hard to adjust to the distance events in the pool.
"Her distance freestyle background is in open water swimming. Dana will also provide more depth to our women's distance events. I am looking forward to start working with her."
The Union College women's swimming team placed eighth at both the 2013 Appalachian Swimming & Diving Championships, and the 2013 NAIA National Championships.