@Ohio_Swim_Dive Adds Seven During Early Signing Period

Rachel Komisarz-Baugh
Nov. 25, 2015

ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio Swimming and Diving has signed seven future Bobcats to the program. The Green and White have added Annie Gosselin, Kelsey Hahn, Mikayla Herich, Ryleigh Kobbe, Claire Mikesell, Katherin Redden and Emily Zimcosky, head coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh announced today (Nov. 24).

Annie Gosselin | Rosary High School (Naperville, Ill.)
Gosselin has lettered three times under head coach Bill Schalz at Rosary High School. She has garnered awards of: IL All-County, All-Conference and All-State all three years. She was named All-American from 2013-2014. She has also been a National qualifier, Junior National qualifier, NCSA qualifier, Grand Prix Qualifier, Illinois High School State finalist and is an Illinois Age Group State Champion. Gosselin has won the National Age Group Award in 2009 and 2010. She is an Illinois Swimming State Record Holder from her performances in 2010 and 2013. She swims for Academy Bullets Swim Club as her club team. She has set a team record for the Bullets and was named the Age Group Swimmer of the Year.

Gosselin is the daughter of James and Julie Gosselin. She has one sister, Ellie. She plans to major in Exercise Physiology.

“Annie comes for a great club program, which has given her an outstanding base that will lead her to great success in the MAC,” Komisarz-Baugh said. “She has a competitive nature and already exudes Bobcat pride. I’m excited to see her continue to develop as a collegiate swimmer.”

Kelsey Hahn | Paul J. Hagerty High School (Oviedo, Fla.)
Hahn has lettered all four years under coaches Ricardo Duran and Sue Lowe at Paul J. Hagerty High School. She has garnered awards of Team MVP from 2009-2011, First-Team All-Conference in 2013 and Second-Team All-Conference in 2014. Hahn received All-American considerations in 2012 from her performances in the 400-yard freestyle relays. She swims for the Blue Dolphins club team under coaches Charlie Rose and Joe Auer. She is the co-captain of the Hagerty High School Swim Team.

Hahn is the daughter of Peter and Pamela Hahn. She has two sisters, Bridgette and Shannon. She plans to major in Nursing.

“Kelsey has a remarkable focus on her goals and won’t let anything get in her way,” Komisarz-Baugh said. “She is extremely enthusiastic and her determination to work hard will help catapult her to the next level.” 

Mikayla Herich | Hebron, Ky.
Herich swims for the Northern Kentucky Clippers under Coach Norman Wright.

Herich is the daughter of Robert and Deborah Herich. She has three siblings: Jared, Carlie and Lauren. She plans to major in Criminology.

“Mikayla is a multi-talented swimmer, whose versatility will add depth to our line-up,” Komisarz-Baugh said. “As a Junior National qualifier, her experience will help lead this program to new heights.” 

Ryleigh Kobbe| Wyoming Virtual Academy (Laramie, Wy.)
Kobbe has received three state champion letters and one varsity letter in Springboard Diving under head coach Trent Weitzel. She has set the School 11 dive record at 521.15 in 2015 and School 6 Dive Record at 302.65 in 2014. She has led Laramie High School to a second-place finish in the Swimming and Diving State Championships in 2015. She has been with 307 Divin’ for five years.

Kobbe is the daughter of Ryan and Dea Kobbe. She has one brother Kyler who attended the University of Wyoming. She is planning to major in Pre-Dentistry.

“We are very excited to have Ryleigh next year,” head diving coach Chelsea Ale said. “She is a very hard working athletes and show a lot of potential to get a lot better.”

Claire Mikesell | Clearfield High School (Clearfield, Pa.)

Mikesell finished in second place in the 50-yard freestyle at the PIAA swimming state championships in 2015. She also finished in the top-eight in the 400-yard freestyle relay at the 2015 PIAA state championships. Mikesell earned first place in the 100-yard freestyle at the 2015 Pennsylvania Western YMCA district meet and is an All-American in the 50-yard freestyle. Mikesell is also the Clearfield High School record holder in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle.

Mikesell also sais that being able to swim last two years of high school with her sister is a highlight of her career thus far.

“Her speed in the sprint events will not only add depth but will also make our relays stronger,” Komisarz-Baugh said. “I believe she is just starting to scratch the surface of her potential and we are excited to help her develop further into her swimming career. “

Katherine Redden | Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, Ky.)
Redden has lettered five times in swimming under head coach Amanda Johnson at Highlands High School. She is a Highlands High School record holder and a Kentucky High School State Finalist. In addition, she is a USS Sectional Qualifier and YMCA Short and Long Course National Qualifier. She has helped her team to receive honors as the KHSAA Region 4 Champion (2013-2015) and KHSAA Region 4 Women’s Runner-Up (2013-2015). She has swum for the Anderson Barracudas, Kingfish Aquatic Club and Anderson Barracudas club teams. She is a Kingfish Aquatic Club record holder.

Redden is the daughter of David and Judith Redden. She has two sisters, Mary Claire and Sarah. She plans to major in Health Sciences.

“Katherine’s desire to make improvement is impressive,” Komisarz-Baugh said. “It will be exciting to watch her reach her dreams as she competes for the Ohio Bobcats.”

Emily Zimcosky |Geibel Catholic Sr. High School (Smock, Pa.)
Zimcosky is a four-time letter winner and two-time team captain under Head Coach Kelley Zimcosky. She is a eight-time YMCA National Meet Competitor, two-time WPIAL AA PA District 7 50-yard freestyle champion, two-time WPIAL AA PA District 7 50-yard freestyle record holder, three-time WPIAL AA PA District 7 100-yard freestyle champion, two-time WPIAL AA PA District 7 100-freestyle record holder, four-time PAHS All-State selection, four-time NISCA State Top-16 and seven-time YMCA All-American. She is a three-time AMS Age Group Swimmer of the Year and a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 50-yard freestyle. She has swum for Laurel Highlands YMCA Swim Team (eight years), Connellsville Area Swim Team (one year) and Club Mountaineer Swim Team (one year).

“We are extremely thrilled to have Emily as a Bobcat next year,” Komisarz-Baugh said. “Emily is one of the best sprint prospects in the country and we are eager to see her excel in the Bobcat program. She will be an invaluable asset to our team and will be a key player for the future success of our relays.”

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