Five Dolphins sign college pacts, three on DI level

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 08:10 PM.

LYNN HAVEN — Childhood dreams became reality at Mosley High School on Thursday.

Five Dolphin athletes signed letters of intent to continue their careers on the collegiate level. Three, Michael Duderstadt, Logan Quimuyog and Selena Estrada, solidified futures at Division I schools. Lauren Corbin and Alexis Ware will continue on at Division II programs.

Duderstadt was the most decorated of the group, having just won two individual titles and one relay championship at the Class 2A swimming meet last week. He also continued his remarkable improvement, shaving 26 seconds off his breaststroke time in earning automatic All-American consideration at the state meet. He chose Auburn over Alabama, LSU, Tennessee and Florida State.

He found few equals on the high-school level, posting times that placed him well ahead of his teammates, other competitors from Bay County and beyond the borders of neighboring states. He said being pushed more will help him improve.

“There will be better competition, as far as teammates and other teams go,” Duderstadt said.

He has sights on more than collegiate championships and said Auburn gives him the opportunity to challenge for Olympic berths.

“They have one of the best programs in the country,” Duderstadt said. “They’ve produced Olympians every year and as far as those goals go, they share them as a team. We’ll see what the future holds, but with more hard work and dedication you make it to another level.”

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