April 25, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State Head Swimming Coach Erica Quam announced the signing of two student-athletes to national letters of intent Friday.
Kayli Changstrom of Loveland, Colo., and Kayla Littlefield of Moses Lake, Wash., have declared their intention to join the Cougar swimming program next fall.
Changstrom was coached by Trevor Timmons at Thompson Valley High School. She received all conference and all-state honors all four years as a varsity swimmer. Changstrom led the Eagles to a Northern Conference Championship her junior year. She is a two-time conference champion in the 200 individual medley, finishing second her senior season. As a junior Changstrom placed fourth at the State championships in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 butterfly. As a senior she placed second in the 100 butterfly, the Eagles finished fifth at State. She also received a Wendy's Heisman nomination. Changstrom also lettered in tennis for four years.
"I believe Kayli is going to be a great addition to our team," Quam said. "She has really stepped up her commitment level to swimming this year and has her sights set on competing in the Pac-10. She is a very versatile swimmer and has excelled in different strokes and distances."
Littlefield swam for Tony St. Onge at Moses Lake High School. She lettered four years, receiving second team all-conference honors in the 50 freestyle all four years and second team all-conference honors in the 100 butterfly three years. Littlefield was a two time district champion in the 100 butterfly. As a junior she placed 12th at the State Championships in the 100 butterfly. During her senior season she placed eighth at State in the 100 butterfly and 12th at State in the 50 freestyle. She received the team's most outstanding and coaches awards and was named Big Nine Conference Swimmer of the Year. Littlefield also lettered in track for four years.
"It is wonderful to sign a 'local athlete' to our team who has grown up swimming in Eastern Washington," Quam said. "I know that she will be contributing to our team in many ways."
Also joining the Cougar swim team in the fall of 2003 are Elizabeth Newhouse of Pendleton, Ore., (backstroke), Candace Rodda of Bainbridge Island, Wash., (freestyle sprints) and Raechelle Scoccolo of Kent, Wash., (freestyle sprints).