Reno, Nev. - University of Nevada head swimming & diving coach Mike Richmond has signed two recruits during the early signing period to compete for the Wolf Pack next season. Swimmer Katie Keen and diver Krissy Riley have signed national letters of intent to attend Nevada next year.
Keen currently attends Lodi High School in Lodi, Calif. where she competes for coach John Griffin who also coaches her club team, the Lodi City Swim Club. The versatile swimmer competes in numerous strokes including the butterfly, IM, and short to middle distance freestyle events. Her previous three high schools seasons she earned team MVP honors at Lincoln High School in Stockton, Calif. A three-time CSF all-academic selection she plans on majoring in business or advertising. “Katie is just an outstanding person, and she will bring so much to our team in the area of leadership,” said Richmond. “Athletes from that Lodi program tend to be very well prepared for the collegiate level.”
Riley is in her senior season at Pendleton Heights High School in Pendleton, Ind. where she is coached by Doug Hartley. As a junior she placed fourth in the 1-meter at the Indiana State Championships. Competing at Junior Nationals she placed 13th in the 3-meter event. She has already been ranked in the top 12 on the east coast this season. Academically she plans to pursue a career in pharmacy or psychology at Nevada. “Krissy has the potential to qualify for East Coast Nationals this year while still in high school,” said Nevada diving coach Jian Li You. “She is an extremely gifted person academically, and will be a great leader for us in the future. She comes to us from a very strong program and will be very well prepared for collegiate diving."