Roth Adds Two During Early Signing Period

Nov. 16, 2016

DENTON – North Texas interim head swimming and diving coach Brittany Roth announced the signing of two swimmers during the early signing period. The group includes Australian Mikaela Cornelissen and Texan Emma Ream.

Mikaela Cornelissen (Leongatha, Victoria, Australia) Freestyle/Butterfly

Cornelissen will join North Texas in the spring semester and will beginning in January. The Australia native has competed for the Traralgon swim club in Australia, earning club-champion recognition from 2013 to 2016. Cornelissen qualified and competed in the 2016 Australian Hancock Championships, Australia’s Olympic trials.

Cornelissen is a well-established swimmer, owning 24 Leongatha records, 21 national records and 70 Gippsland records across several events and age groups.
In the 2015 Victorian Country Short Course Championships, Cornelissen earned seven gold medals and one silver medal. Cornelissen was one of 20 athletes to represent Australia in the 2016 Oceania Championships, and helped her team to a second-place finish behind New Zealand.

She earned the Gippsland Sports Academy’s Rising Star Award.

Roth on the signing of Mikaela: “I am so excited to have Mikaela join our Mean Green family. It’s been so much fun getting to know Mikaela and her family in the recruiting process.

Mikaela is an up and coming swimmer who already boasts an impressive swimming background. She will add immediate depth in our sprints, our backstroke, and our butterfly groups. I am excited to work with Mikaela as she takes on this next chapter of her career.”

Cornelissen’s Top Times:
100 Butterfly: 1:02.02 Long Course Meters
50 Freestyle: 26.15 Long Course Meters
100 Freestyle: 57.26 Long Course Meters
50 Backstroke: 29.27 Long Course Meters
100 Backstroke: 1:01.70 Short Course Meters

Emma Ream, Allen, Texas, Sprint/Freestyle

Ream will arrive at North Texas in the fall of 2017.

A sprinter, Ream was the 2013-14 12-5A district champion in the 50 freestyle and the 2015-16 district champion in the 100 freestyle, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay.

Ream was the 2013-14 North East Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association record holder in the 50 freestyle, and was named 2014-15 All-State team in the 50 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay and 2015-16 All-State in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay.

Ream holds four Lovejoy high school records: 50 free, 100 fly, 200 medley relay, and 100 free. In addition to competing at Lovejoy, she swam under Matt Fosheim at Texas Ford Aquatics in Frisco.

Roth on the addition of Ream: “I am looking forward to having Emma Ream join our Mean Green swimming and diving family. Texas has a lot of young and talented sprinters, and Emma certainly fits that bill.

I'm eager to work with Emma as she continues to grow and develop in our sport, and I'm excited to be part of her bright future. Emma has a lot of fire in her, and I know she will be a great addition to our sprint group.”

Ream’s Top Times:
50 Freestyle: 24.01 Short Course Yards
100 Freestyle: 53.08 Short Course Yards



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