Megan Collins of Trumbull, a senior at Lauralton Hall and a member of its swim team, has signed a National Letter of Intent to swim for Providence College, school officials have announced.
Megan was joined by her family, her Lauralton swim coach, her club coach, the Lauralton Hall Athletic Director and a cheering squad of fellow students, teammates, and faculty at the signing, Thursday at the high school.
Megan’s parents Tom and Sonia Collins were overjoyed as they watched their daughter sign her letter, school spokesman Jessica Auscavitch.
Megan has experienced the triumphs of both high school and year round swimming. “Swimming on a high school team sport is a different atmosphere,” she is quoted in a school press release. “You learn the value of sticking together. Lauralton has taught me the team aspect of the sport and I will take this with me throughout my life.”
She is a four-year member of Lauralton’s swim team coached by Fran Pfeiffer. “Megan exhibited leadership qualities from the first day. She was always first in the pool and a leader in her lane during practice,” Pfeiffer said.
Megan took All State honors all four years and was one of the team’s top swimmers in the 200 Individual Medley and the 100 Breast Stroke.
She plans to major in Political Science with a minor in International Relations at Providence.