Valerie Urban, Lancaster Pa.
Post Championship Comments:
I am so incredibly proud of what our team has been able to accomplish this season, and I couldn't ask for a better way to finish out my senior year. Coach pushed us to be our very best, and each and every woman did the work necessary to get there. We wouldn't have been able to perform as well as we did without coach and Connor to push us and guide us, but we also needed that unity as an overall team.
On maintaining a balance of time commitment between swimming and academics as a Winthrop Scholar:
Swimming has definitely been a huge time commitment, but academics have always been a priority to me. I think it's important to make the most of our education here so that our experience can hopefully lead to more opportunities in the future.