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Back row (from left): Etowah Principal Keith Ball, Stingrays Head Coach Ron Turner, Etowah Athletic Director Robert Van Alsty
Swimming - Fri, Apr. 26, 2013 by Troy Baranik

St. Andrews University Head Swim Coach Brooks Teal announces that Ira Vogt from Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia, has signed with St. Andrews as the second lady to help kick off the program for next year's team. 

Vogt is a multi-sport athlete, earning eight varsity letters in cross country, track and field, cheerleading and swimming.  Competing for the Etowah High Swim Team, Ira was a four year state qualifier, was named to the All County team in 2010 and 2012, and was the team's Eagle Award winner as a senior.  Vogt has trained and competed as a member of the USA Swimming club, Stingrays Swimming, for eight years.  Stingrays Head Coach Ron Turner named Ira as the Award of Excellence winner for the past year.  Vogt excels as a student and leader as well.  She is a four year Community Service letter recipient, is a member of the National Spanish Honors Society, the National Society of High School Scholars, the National Beta Club and the Principal's Leadership Club.

"I am very excited that Ira will be joining us next fall," said Teal.  "Along with the strong contribution that she will make in the pool, Ira brings leadership, an excellent work ethic and a great attitude to our team.  In laying the foundation for the future of our program, I am positive that Ira is the kind of athlete, teammate, and student we need to be successful."

Pictured with Ira:  Back row (from left): Etowah Principal Keith Ball, Stingrays Head Coach Ron Turner, Etowah Athletic Director Robert Van Alstyne; Front row: Ira's dad, Donald Vogt, Ira, and Ira's mother, Wendy Vogt.

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