Girls Preparatory School senior Victoria Norris has committed to continue her swimming career at Rhodes College.
She’s more of a long-range type, so she will take her time choosing an ultimate major at the NCAA Division III school in Memphis, and she expects to try the 1,000- and 1,650-yard freestyle distances. She has done the longest options possible at GPS, the 200 and 500, but thinks she’s built to go farther.
GPS coach John Woods agrees.
“She’s got a lot of endurance and natural ability that suits her for longer races, and she loves to race that way,” Woods said Monday. “She’s a really, really good kid, and I think Rhodes is a great place for her.”
Norris said she applied also at Clemson, Georgia and Furman, “but Rhodes was the only one I really saw myself swimming at and the only program I really wanted to swim for.”
Mary Portera, who was two years ahead of her with the Bruisers, is a conference champion diver at Rhodes and told Norris “more about the program and related it from a GPS perspective, which was really great.”