WINTER PARK, Fla. (June 15, 2017) – Former West Florida All-American Peggy de Villiers has joined the Tars' swim program as an assistant coach, announced head coach Kyle Berg.
Berg is excited for the addition, adding, “Peggy brings a wealth of elite-level Division II student-athlete experience to the Tars Swimming family. She has represented South Africa on the international stage and will bring a great deal of tenacity to our team. I am excited to grow our program into the future with Peggy's help.”
De Villiers began her collegiate career at Drury Universtiy, where she helped lead the team to a Division II National Championship as a freshman. She then transferred to The University of West Florida where she was a CSCAA Honorable Mention All-American in three events as a sophomore, and five events as a junior. As a senior she was named CSCAA First Team All-American in the 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay, and 800 Free Relay, while picking up three more Honorable Mention nods in the 50 Free, 100 Fly, and 100 Free. She holds nine school records for the Argos, and graduated the program as the most successful swimmer in school history.
De Villiers is also a highly decorated member of the South African Deaflympic team, and participated on the South African junior national team. She holds the deaf record in the 50 and 100 meter butterfly.
A native of Somerset West, South Africa, de Villiers is the daughter of Almero and Marika and has one sister, Allie. She received her degree in Communications from West Florida.
The Rollins swim team will return to Alfond Pool later this year, in preparation for the 2017-18 season.
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