Swimming Signs Dillon and Voss

Nov. 27, 2007

NASHVILLE, Tenn. –­ Vanderbilt swimming head coach Jeremy Organ announced that Laura Dillon and Allison Voss have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Vanderbilt and swim for the Commodores beginning in the fall of 2008.

“We’re excited to have both of them coming to join us at Vanderbilt,” Organ said. “They’re going to provide us with some much needed depth in the breaststroke events. We look for big contributions from them in the future and we’re real excited to have them.”

Dillon from Reston, Va., earned First-Team High School All-America honors in the 200-yard medley relay. She also competed in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard breaststroke events at the 2006 and 2007 Virginia High School AAA State Finals. Dillon participated in the 2006 and 2007 National Club Swimming Association Junior Nationals. Out of the pool, she maintains a 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society and the International Baccalaureate Program.

“Her versatility is going to be very important for us, especially in the dual meets,” Organ said. “She should be able to score a lot of points in dual meets since she can swim multiple events.”

A native of Columbia, S.C., Voss is a South Carolina State Champion in both the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. Voss also was a National Club Swimming Association Junior national qualifier in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke. She earned 2007 Scholastic All-American honors and is co-President of her high school’s National French Honor Society.

“She should become our go-to person in the breaststroke events,” Organ said. “She comes in here with some experience and we’re real excited to have her.”