Likewise, Williams Moreno competed for Georgia as a swimmer and left the powerhouse program as the most decorated All-American in school history. Competing for the Bulldogs from 1998 to 2002, she earned 28 All-American citations while helping Georgia win its first three NCAA team championships (1999, 2000, 2001). Williams was a member of four NCAA champion relays, helping the 200 and 400 freestyle relays set American records in 2002. Individually, she won two SEC gold medals in the 200 freestyle and left school with the program record in the event. In 2017, she was inducted into the University of Georgia Circle of Honor.
“They are game ready. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to have them to continue the legacy we've built over the years."
- coach Jack Bauerle, on successors Stefanie Williams Moreno and Neil Versfeld
Williams Moreno has been an assistant on Bauerle’s staff for 10 years, the last four as associate head coach.
Their appointments were part of a succession plan hatched by Bauerle and approved by athletic director Josh Brooks.
“They are game ready,” Bauerle said of his successors. “I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to have them to continue the legacy we’ve built over the years.”
Said Brooks: “Dividing the two programs gives our new head coaches an opportunity to create synergy with their individual teams and support our student-athletes with focused attention. We are incredibly grateful to have two of the best collegiate swimmers our program has ever produced, ready, willing and able to carry on the phenomenal tradition of Georgia swimming and diving. Both Stefanie and Neil have been integral in our team’s success during their tenures, and I am excited to see how our teams continue to excel under their new leadership.”
Under Bauerle, Georgia swimming won seven national championships and finished in the top 10 50 times.
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