Rachel A. Dean Scholarship

Coach Matt Elliott
Congratulations to Brooke Walker and Hadley Fudge, recipients of BNSC's 2021 Rachel A. Dean College Bound Scholarship!  For more information on this meaningful scholarship, visit  https://www.teamunify.com/team/ilbnsc/page/team-information/custom-page

Brooke recently graduated from University High School. She started swimming at BNSC when she was 7 years old. According to Brooke, “I would never trade anything for the opportunities this sport has given me. Swimming has made me the person that refuses to give up and has taught me to push through anything knowing I have an extended family there rooting for me. Undoubtedly, I can say that I conquered my childhood years of swimming. I couldn’t have accomplished what I have without the family I have acquired, the goals I have set, and what it took to accomplish them. I cannot wait for the next 4 years of swimming at the collegiate level and what it has in store for me. Brooke will attend and swim at Augustana College in Rock Island. Congratulations, Brooke! 


Hadley recently graduated from University High School. She started swimming at Rob Knight Swim America, where she took swim lessons as a baby. She joined BNSC when she was just 4 years old!  According to Hadley, “Swimming has taught me to value relationships and keep people close as a full life is not guaranteed and you never know what can happen. It has taught me to make healthy relationships that will make you grow. Bonds that will want you to keep moving forward and be successful.” Hadley will attend and swim at Illinois Wesleyan University. We wish you the best of luck, Hadley!