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Seegars Signs With Wingate

Tuesday, November 26th was a big day for Piedmont High School Senior swimmer Miranda Seegars. It was the culmination of years of hard work and endless hours at the pool. On Tuesday, Miranda made it official as she will join the nationally-ranked Wingate University swim team in the Fall of 2014!

Miranda has been a vital part of the Piedmont High School swim team since starting as a freshman on the varsity team. She immediately swam her way onto the 'A' Relay teams that set new school records with the first meet of her freshman year. Miranda has since set and broken her own records meet after meet, year after year. In the first meet of the 2013-14season, Miranda broke her backstroke record by over 5 seconds from last year.

Miranda is a three-time regional qualifier for the Western 2A Region of the NCHSAA and her times from her first meet ensure that she will compete at the 3A Regional Meet in February. She anchored both relays that advanced to the NCHSAA 2A State Championship Finals Meet in February 2013 and was a State Finalist in the 50-yard freestyle, posting the 15th fastest time.

A leader in the pool as well as in the classroom, Miranda maintains a 3.88 unweighted GPA. She ranks in the top 6% of the Senior class at Piedmont High and plans to study nursing at Wingate University. When asked about Wingate's interest in Miranda, Coach Kirk Sanocki said, "We are excited to have our first Piedmont High School swimmer attending Wingate and be part of the team. Her future potential was very intriguing to us and we're optimistic that Miranda's best swimming is still ahead.” When asked what she felt was going to be different when she transitions from high school swimming to the college level, Miranda stated, "Besides getting up for early morning practices? I know the training will be more demanding and the competition more fierce.”

Miranda noted that Coach Remona Griffin has always had high expectations for her and the rest of the Piedmont swim team. "My coach always asks me, 'Do you want to just swim, or do you want to be a swimmer?' I want to be a swimmer!” Coach Griffin has instilled a love of swimming in Miranda even through the rigorous workout regimens!

Congratulations to both Miranda and Coach Griffin as she is the second Piedmont swimmer to continue their swimming career at the postsecondary level.

Written by: Remona Griffin, Piedmont High School Swim Coach
Posted: Dec 09, 2013 by Donna Helms

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