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Making a large impact in US

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January 30, 2018

Shepparton Swimming Club's Carter Swift is racing well in America, while other local exports are also impressing on the college scene.

A number of Goulburn Valley products are impressing in the US college competitions.

Seymour export Genna Ogier is averaging more than 15 minutes a game for the Fresno State Bulldogs — a division one women’s basketball college.

Ogier averages 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds through her 20 appearances to date for the Bulldogs, and has season-high outputs of 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Fresno State is sitting on 10 wins and 10 losses with nine matches remaining in the regular season.

Also in the US playing basketball is Shepparton product Shelby Britten.

The former Notre Dame College student continues to perform well for division two team Newberry College.

After averaging 35 minutes, 13.3 points, 4.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds a game last season the lively guard has taken her game to a new level during this campaign.

From similar minutes on court, Britten has increased her output to almost 17 points a game across 19 appearances, while also maintaining 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds in each contest.

Just eight matches remain in the season for Newberry, and Britten — who has led her team’s scoring six times — will be crucial to keeping a positive record (the side is 10-9).

Shepparton Swimming Club’s Carter Swift also seems to be improving in leaps and bounds while at college.

The star is attending Eastern Michigan University, and his personal best times have plummeted at the higher level.

Since October Swift has shaved almost a full second from his 50-yard (just more than 45m) freestyle, dropping from 21.51sec to 20.64, while his 100-yard freestyle personal best time is 44.75sec after first swimming 46.93.

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