Katie White becomes first St. Martin swimmer to sign college scholarship

The St. Martin High School swimming program made history today.

This afternoon, Katie White signed a national letter of intent with Arkansas Little Rock, becoming the first scholarship swimmer to hail from St. Martin. The varsity team has only been around for three years, but White’s dominance gave the program instant credibility.

Today’s ceremony was a dream come true for both player and coach as White sets out to rock Little Rock. St. Martin Swim Coach Angela Heise said, “I was hoping for it. She had gone and visited a couple of schools and she came back and she said I’m just not sure that this is what I want to do, I’m not sure if I want to take it to the next level. So over spring break she was able to go visit the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, and she came back and she was on Cloud 9. She said I am going to be swimming, I’ll be going to the next level. And it just even now gives me goose pimples, it’s so exciting for her.”

“I feel like I’m really important, like I belong to this team and I belong to this program that I’ve always trained to do and I don’t know. It’s just where my heart has always taken me, so yeah,” said White.

White says she was recruited to swim the butterfly, but would also like to swim the breast stroke in college as well.

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