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    If you can’t find Hannah Metz, safe bet is that she is somewhere around water. The senior from Naperville Central High School in Illinois is an avid swimmer who will be joining the Ripon College Red Hawks Swim Team in 2013. “I am so excited to be a member of the swim team! I’ve met the team and the coach and I’m so honored to be a part of such an amazing team next year,” said Hannah, “I’m so happy I get to continue swimming in college!”

     While the high school swim season has ended for Hannah, she still finds a way to get to the water. “After school, I am a swim coach for my local YMCA and I love teaching the little kids how to swim,” said Hannah. And on the occasions where she isn’t suited up for the pool, she can be found biking, spending time with her mom, Trish and her dad, Bill, or painting her nails, which she tries to do twice weekly!  Hannah also likes to read, her favorite books being “The Summer I Turned Pretty” trilogy and “The Fault in Our Stars”.

     It doesn’t seem like a surprise, but Hannah’s favorite animal is a dolphin and her favorite vacation spot is Orlando, Florida because she loves “going to Aquatica, Sea World’s water park, is one of my favorite things to do there.” Interestingly enough, while she loves the Olympics (and we’re assuming the swimming events), she is also a huge Chicago Blackhawks hockey and Jonathan Toews fan! Guess as long as water is involved, even if it’s frozen, she’s all in!

     Overall, Hannah is enthusiastic about college, but of course like all students, she has some worries, “It’ll be a little nerve wracking at first, but I think it will be fun to make new friends and to take on new responsibilities,” said Hannah, “I would have to say I’m most excited about going to Ripon, my favorite school!”


     We’re thrilled to have you joining us in the Fall of 2013, Hannah. It’s always a pleasure to get to meet and work with students like yourself who are moving on to the next great step in their young lives. 

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