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 2020-21 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we hosted a virtual Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

Swimming Recruits

Brandon Anderson

Name: Brandon Anderson

High School: North Kitsap High School (Poulsbo, Washington)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle

Height / Weight: 5'11" / 170 lbs.

High School Highlights:
None provided

Why I chose George Fox:
“It felt like the right decision.”

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Grace Bydlon

Name: Grace Bydlon

High School: Campbell County High School (Gillette, Wyoming)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): 50, 100 and 200 freestyle

Height / Weight: 5'8"

High School Highlights:
Earned All-Scholastic Team Achievement Award in 2019, when she was also an all-state competitor; helped 2016 team win state championship; was a state finalist as a sophomore, junior and senior; earned varsity letter all four years of high school; earned all-conference recognition as a junior and all-state honors as a senior

Why I chose George Fox:
“I love the Christian atmosphere, and George Fox provides me the opportunity to experience and explore a new part of the country.”

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Kobe Lilio

Name: Kobe Lilio

High School: Kamehameha Schools Maui (Makawao, Hawaii)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): 200 freestyle, 500 free and 1,650 free

Height / Weight: 5'8" / 180 lbs.

High School Highlights:
None provided

Why I chose George Fox:
“I want to major in engineering and be able to help build the swim team.”

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Ellie Opdahl

Name: Ellie Opdahl

High School: Sheldon High School (Eugene, Oregon)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): Breaststroke

Height / Weight: 5'6"

High School Highlights:
None provided

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George Fox because I want to be a part of this community. I want to make good connections with the people around me and create great friendships. When I visited I felt very welcome, and I am excited to join.”

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Diego Pasos

Name: Diego Pasos

High School: Homeschooled (Sacramento, California)

Sport(s): Swimming

Position(s): 200 freestyle, 500 free and 100 butterfly

Height / Weight: 5'8" / 150 lbs.

High School Highlights:
None provided

Why I chose George Fox:
“I chose George fox because I love the home feeling I get when I am on campus. The swim team felt like a family even from the one day I was with them. I also really like that it is a Christian university where I can continue to grow in my faith.”

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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.