Nov. 15, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Stephanie Peters of Acworth and Courtney Weaver of Davison, Mich., have signed national letters of intent with Georgia's women's swimming team, according to an announcement on Friday by Coach Jack Bauerle.
Peters attends North Paulding High School and swims for the Marietta Marlins under Coach Yit Lim. She is a current member of the United States Junior National Team and earned a silver medal in the 400 freestyle at the 2013 Speedo Junior National Championships. Peters is ranked in the top 10 nationally in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle. She won the state title in the 500 freestyle and is the state record holder in the 1,000, 1,500 and 1,650 freestyle. Peters was the Paulding County Athlete of the Year for 2012-13. A Scholastic All-American, she is the sister of current Lady Bulldog Courtney Peters.
"Stephanie is one of the best distance prospects in the country," Bauerle said. "She has a great work ethic which will enable her to raise the level of competition every day in our practices. She is also virtually a perfect student in high school. We are excited about having her. It's always great to have in-state kids."
Weaver attends Davison High School and swims for Coach Adam Cooper's Flint Y Falcons. She has been a member of the United States Junior National Team since 2011. Weaver was named to the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Team and the 2013 Junior World Championship Team. She was the captain of the Junior World Championship Team, won two bronze medals on relays and reached the finals of the 100 butterfly. In 2011, Weaver won the 200 butterfly title at the USA Swimming Junior Nationals. She has set two YMCA national championship records, two YMCA age-group marks and eight age-group records in Michigan. She is a nine-time YMCA national champion and a two-time Scholastic All-American.
"Courtney was on everybody's list and we feel fortunate to have her at Georgia," Bauerle said. "She’s a great kid and a great student. I'm looking for big things from her, not just in the butterfly but I think her freestyle is virtually untapped. She's talented and tough."