DURHAM, N.C. – Duke head coach Dan Colella and the women’s swimming and diving program are excited to announce the addition of Quinn Scannell to the Blue Devil roster for the upcoming campaign. A backstroke and freestyle specialist, Scannell comes to Durham as a transfer student from the University of Pennsylvania.
As a freshman at Penn last season, Scannell claimed the Ivy League title in the 200-yard backstroke. She set Penn and Ivy League Championships records in that event with a mark of 1:54.64 and also took second in the 100 backstroke at her first conference meet. In addition, Scannell was an Ivy League Championships qualifier in the 50 freestyle (B final), the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays and the 400 medley relay as a rookie.
“I am thrilled to have Quinn Scannell joining us here at Duke,” Colella said. “She is coming off an amazing season of swimming and will add additional firepower to an already deep and talented group of freshmen. She also comes with collegiate experience which is an added bonus. We are looking forward to her arrival.”
A native of Stamford, Conn., Scannell completed her high school career at Greenwich Academy. She was a high school All-American in the 200 and 500 freestyle and in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Scannell also claimed New England championships in those four events while setting the New England record in the 200 freestyle. As a senior, she helped Greenwich claim its first New England championship.
While in high school, Scannell also competed for the Badger Swim Club.
Scannell Personal Records:
200 Back SCY - 1:54.64
100 Back SCY - 53.57
200 Free SCY - 1:47.60
50 Free SCY – 23.26
100 Free SCY - 50.40