The Williston Northampton School’s Hannah Oleksak signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on the Division 2 swimming and diving team of Pace University during a special ceremony in Williston’s Plimpton Hall on Friday, April 15.
Surrounded by her parents and joined by Associate Athletic Director Jay Grant and Director of College Counseling Tim Cheney, Hannah agreed to attend Pace University as part of the class of 2015. In return, the university agreed to provide her with a full scholarship. Signing the letter also gives notice to other schools that she may no longer be recruited.
Hannah, who is from Blandford, Massachusetts, is described by her coach, David Koritkoski, as an outstanding leader and a gifted athlete. “She will bring a great deal to the Pace University program next year as she balances a strong work ethic with an incredible desire for team unity and success,” says Coach K. “Hannah was consistently one of our most versatile swimmers and was an All-New England performer in her senior year. She is a role model and an example of the best Williston has to offer.”
Hannah is the third Williston student in the last five years (and the second this year) to sign a National Letter of Intent.
Pace University is located in New York, with campuses in New York City and Pleasantville. In the 2008-09 season, the women’s swimming and diving team reached the top of the Northeast-10 Conference with many team members earning special recognition. In 2009-10 the upward trend continued and the team posted its best dual meet season yet, with seven wins and only two losses.