George Fox University Bruin RecruitsGeorge Fox University Bruin Recruits

NCAA Division IIITo be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships. We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2018-19 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we invited them to campus for a Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Swimming Recruits

Madeline Angerame

Name: Madeline Angerame

High School: San Ramon Valley High School (Danville, California)

Sport(s): Swimming

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Served as a varsity team captain her senior year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the opportunity it gives me to continue my academic and athletic careers. It also provides a community to build lasting friendships.

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Kaity Brookes

Name: Kaity Brookes

High School: Cherokee Trail High School (Aurora, Colorado)

Sport(s): Swimming

High School Highlights:
Earned All-Academic honors as both a junior and senior; served as captain of team her senior year; was a state participant all four years of high school

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it felt like a home away from home and everyone generally cares about you at the university. It provides me with opportunities that I didn't believe were reachable and will provide me with a great education in the career I love.

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Olivia Gibson

Name: Olivia Gibson

High School: Central Kitsap High School (Silverdale, Washington)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): Freestyle events

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Was a Montana All-State Academic swimmer her freshman and sophomore seasons, posting a 4.0 GPA while competing at the state level; was also an All-State Award recipient by placing among the top six at state meet; named team’s MVP as a senior and was its most dedicated as a freshman; part of winning 200 and 400 free relay teams at district her senior year; took fourth in the 200 free as an individual at district her senior season, posting a time of 2 minutes, 1.28 seconds; helped 200 free relay get fifth and 400 free relay get eighth at Washington state championships

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because of the many programs it offers. I am very excited about the academic opportunities and the fact that it is a Christian university, which I think creates a strong and friendly community. I am excited to become a Bruin!

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Julia Hagen

Name: Julia Hagen

High School: Stadium High School (Tacoma, Washington)

Sport(s): Swimming

Height / Weight: 5-7

High School Highlights:
Served as senior captain and posted times of 2 minutes 41.92 seconds (200 individual medley) and 1:11.77 (100 backstroke) during her final year of high school swimming

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox University because it is a Christian school that shares my values and goals, has small class sizes, caters to my health needs, and offers me an opportunity to continue swimming.

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 Daisy Hall

Name: Daisy Hall

High School: Washougal High School (Washougal, Washington)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): 500 freestyle

Height / Weight: 5-4

High School Highlights:
No statistics available.

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because it was important for me to attend a Christian university. I am very interested in pursuing a degree in graphic design, and the program at George Fox has everything I am looking for. I chose George Fox for the availability and collaboration of the professors and students and the opportunity to swim competitively. I am looking forward to the college experience.

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Kenzie Machutta

Name: Kenzie Machutta

High School: Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (Sparks, Nevada)

Sport(s): Swimming

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Was a regionals qualifier all four years of high school and a Junior Olympic and state qualifier as a senior; served as a team captain in 2017 and 2018 and lettered all four years

Why I chose George Fox:
George Fox is a private Christian university in Oregon, which is primarily what I am looking for. Also, Fox has the major I am interested in and is starting a swim team that I am thrilled to be a part of.

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Austin Miller

Name: Austin Miller

High School: Christian High School (El Cajon, California)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): Freestyle and Breaststroke

Height / Weight: 6’ 4”, 215

High School Highlights:
League Champions (Team)

Why I chose George Fox:
I wanted a place where I can be myself and train to the best of my ability in swimming and school, and find a place of acceptance.

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Abby O’Grattan

Name: Abby O’Grattan

High School: Crean Lutheran High School (Irvine, California)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): Breaststroke and freestyle

Height / Weight: 5-5

High School Highlights:
Earned third place in the 50-yard freestyle and fourth place in the 100 freestyle at the Academy League finals in 2017; took fifth in the 100 breaststroke at the league finals in 2016; helped team win California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Division 2 championships in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and league titles the same three years; was member of team that won state in 2016 and was runner-up in 2015; was Orange County Athletic Director’s Association Female Athlete of Character in 2016-17 school year

Why I chose George Fox:
I chose George Fox because the second I stepped on campus I was almost afraid by how perfect everything felt. Being from California, I didn't know if I wanted to go to school this far away, but as I let go of that fear everything fell into place. Talking to any of the staff members, from coaches to admissions counselors to professors, I felt comfortable and significant as an applicant. Fox was a natural fit for me. Once I found out I could pursue a career in biblical studies and continue swimming, I was hooked! I can't wait to be a part of the George Fox family next year!

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Paige Villicano

Name: Paige Villicano

High School: Not Available

Sport(s): Swimming

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Sarah Wheland

Name: Sarah Wheland

High School: Kamiakin High School (Kennewick, Washington)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): Freestyle and breaststroke

Height / Weight: 5-9

High School Highlights:
Participated in the Washington State District Swim Meet in 2015, 2016 and 2017; participated in the Mukilteo Invitational Swim Meet in Federal Way, Washington, in 2015, 2016 and 2017; was a varsity swimmer for Kamiakin High School for three years, and swam on the jayvee team for Kamiakin as a freshman; member of Kamiakin team that earned second place in the District Four and Five Swim Meet in Kelso, Washington, in 2017; selected as a alternate for the Washington State High School Girls Swim Meet in November of 2016

Why I chose George Fox:
I am excited to be a part of a brand new swim team at a wonderful Christian University!

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Abby Williams

Name: Abby Williams

High School: Pendleton High School (Pendleton, Oregon)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): Sprint events and butterfly

Height / Weight: 5-10

High School Highlights:
Was a two-time state qualifier and a two-time district champion in the 200 freestyle relay; earned a wild card time as member of 400 free relay team that took second at district her senior year; took third individually in the 100 backstroke and second in the 100 fly at district as a senior; part of team that earned a third-place academic award; served as a team captain in 2018 and was on squad that won two district team championships

Why I chose George Fox:
I choose George Fox because I saw it as a good opportunity to further my education, as well as swim career. It's very exciting to be a part of a brand new swim program and be able to strengthen my faith while participating in my favorite sport.

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Gabrielle Wood

Name: Gabrielle Wood

High School: San Luis Obispo High School (San Luis Obispo, California)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): Breaststroke and freestyle races

Height / Weight: 5-6

High School Highlights:
Was member of Pac-8 league championship team her freshman and junior years; earned second-team all-league as a sophomore, first-team all-league as a junior; earned spot on CIF Southern Section team her freshman, sophomore and junior years; was senior team captain in 2017-18 and a scholar-athlete in 2017

Why I chose George Fox:
It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of an inaugural swim team, the school atmosphere suits me perfectly, and the academic standings are exceptional. I believe George Fox is a place that I can grow and learn and build enduring relationships. I couldn't be more excited!

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* Student-athletes listed above have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.