Molly Von Seggern | Senior | Millard North High School
Although Millard North High School senior Molly Von Seggern began swimming at age three, she took her swimming to the next level when she joined Greater Omaha Aquatics Leopardsharks (GOAL) at age ten. “The GOAL team structure provides a fun, positive, and challenging program,” she said. “I enjoy traveling to many different areas of the Midwest and meeting other swimmers. GOAL has not only given me the opportunity to become a better athlete but has also given me lifelong friends and skills that I can take with me as I start my college career.”
GOAL swim coach Tom Beck believes Von Seggern has a strong work ethic. “Molly is not afraid to work extremely hard to better herself as an athlete. She thrives in pressure situations where others might easily tighten up. She’s a tough, hard-working competitor.” She was awarded an All American in the 200 and 400 free relay her sophomore year, an All American in the 200 free relay junior year, and qualified in 200 medley relay and 100 backstroke her senior year. She also earned the Metropolitan Conference All Academic Award her junior and senior years and received the All American Academic Award with a 3.86 GPA her senior year. Von Seggern was state champion in the 100 backstroke her senior year as well as in the 100 fly both her junior and senior years. Her relay team placed first in the medley relay and third in the 200 free relay at the recent Nebraska state swimming competition.
Von Seggern is proud of her decision to transfer to Millard North her senior year. “This has been a positive experience for me both academically and athletically. It has allowed me to grow and has prepared me for college.” She plans to study exercise science and swim for the University of Nevada this fall. “I hope to meet new people and try out new things the university has to offer. In moving to a new place, I hope to gain new experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.”
Millard North varsity swim coach Andy Cunningham added, “As an athlete, Molly is special because of her willingness to put in whatever work is necessary to be her best. At no point in her training does she settle for average. Molly leads by example and is a mentor to the younger swimmers. As a coach, she is someone that challenges me constantly by moving the bar. She makes coaching fun.”
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