At last night’s boys and girls swim meet, we recognized the achievements of one of our senior swimmers: Pearl Muensterman. She has signed her NLI to swim at the next level for the University of Evansville!
Pearl began swimming at the YMCA in Evansville in the summer of 2009 when she was nine years old and advanced to the regional meet that summer. After the regional meet, Pearl joined MTV Swim. As a MTV swimmer, she continued to improve and excel placing in the top eight at the state meet seven times.
In her freshman year at Mt. Vernon, Pearl was named all conference as she won her Big 8 races in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke. She also swam a leg in each of the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay teams which claimed first place in the conference. At Sectional, she placed second in the 50 free and tied for third place in the 100 breaststroke while racing against Lilly King. She repeated as an all conference athlete in her sophomore year in winning the 100 breaststroke and joining the championship teams in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay, She won the 50 free at Sectionals as a sophomore propelling her to the state meet in the 50 free as well as the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay. Last year as a junior, she won the 100 breaststroke and was also on the winning 200 free relay at the Big 8 meet, earning her a third straight All Big 8 Conference award. She competed at the state meet in the 50 and 200 free relay. Currently a senior, she is ready for championship season in the months to come.
While considering her collegiate options, Pearl looked into several universities over a time span of six months and she visited ten of them. However, the University of Evansville was her first choice. In September, Pearl was offered a swimming scholarship to attend the University of Evansville. She heartily accepted! She is thrilled to be continuing her academics and swimming at the University of Evansville.
***Pearl would like to thank all of her coaches who helped make her the swimmer she is today.
And we would like to thank Pearl for her hard work and dedication as it has paid off in numerous ways. Congrats, Pearl! We are proud of you!