Purple Valley Aquatics First Graduating Class
CORI GHIDOTTI: Cori graduated with Honors and 8th in her class from Drury High School and will be attending Ithaca College in the fall where she will be majoring in Physical Therapy with a minor in Communication Disorders. Cori will also be swimming for Division III's Ithaca College as an IC Bomber under the direction of Paula Miller.
ALYSSA BUSH: Alyssa graduated with Honors from Hoosac Valley High School. She has been accepted to the School of Architecture at Roger Williams University. She will be swimming under coach Matt Emmert for the RWU Hawks. Alyssa will be a mid distance swimmer specializing in butterfly as a Freshman.
COLE KUSTER: Cole qualified for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials during the summer of 2019 in the 400 free, 800 free and 1,500 free. Three-time USA Swimming Scholar All-American (2017-19), Cole qualified for the 2018-19 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals, Speedo Junior Nationals and 2019 NCSA Junior Nationals. As a runner-up in the 1,650 free, Cole also placed fourth in the 500 free and was eighth in the 1,000 free at the 2019 NCSA Junior Nationals. Cole won the 2018 Speedo Sectionals in the 500 and 1,000 free, and was the 2018 New England Swimming Seniors champion in the 500 free. He came in 11th in the 1,650 free at the 2017 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals. Cole coasts being a two-time National Honor Society member (2018, 2019) and a National Merit Commended Scholar, AP Scholar with Distinction and Latin Award recipient in 2018. Cole collected Mount Greylock’s Chemistry Award (2017) and was a top-10 scholar (2016). Cole will be attending Harvard University in the fall of 2019 under the direction of Kevin Tyrrell.