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Swimming Inks Algee and Davis to NLI

          Release: 11/28/2012
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- High school All-Americans Angela Algee and Cameron Davis have signed National Letters of Intent to swim at the University of Miami, head coach Christie Shefchunas announced Wednesday.

Algee, a USA Swimming Nationals qualifier in high school, helped guide Dr. Phillips High School to a second-place finish at the 2012 Florida state championship. She earned three gold medals during her time at Dr. Phillips, including the 50 freestyle as a senior, the 100 butterfly as a junior and the 200 individual medley as a sophomore.

Her blazing time of 23.55 in the 50 free was just one one-hundredth of a second shy of the school record set in 1998. She added two silver medals at the championship, including a dominant performance in the 100 butterfly (54.31) and a strong showing as a member of the 400 freestyle team (3:31.68).

"Angela had a great sophomore year, but junior year didn't do as well because she kind of lost her passion," Shefchunas said. "This year, getting excited about swimming here at Miami brought her passion back.  It's pretty exciting - as fast as she is, we still feel she has a lot more to go."

Davis, who was also a USA Nationals qualifier in high school, dominated competition during her career at nearby Sarasota High School. She was twice named an All-American in the 500 freestyle and earned USA Swimming Academic-All-American during her sophomore and junior years. She was captain of Sarasota High School as a senior, and named team MVP during her junior and senior seasons.

"Cameron is our first big-time distance swimmer that we've recruited since I got here," Shefchunas said. "She's not only a great distance swimmer, but a really awesome kid. When she came on her visit, everyone fell in love with her. I think she's going to be great teammate."

Shefchunas voiced her excitement about adding two talented swimmers to an already talent-laden roster.

"We definitely feel every year we recruit, we get better athletes," Shefchunas said. "Where Angela's times are at right now, she's near where Lucy Worrall is. Cameron would be our best distance swimmer. We're getting better - there's no doubt about it."

The Hurricanes return to the pool Friday, Nov. 30 for the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.

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