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      NMU adds two swimmers

      Courtesy: NMU

      Northern Michigan University swimming and diving coach Heidi Voigt announced the addition of two student-athletes who will join the Wildcats for the 2014-15 campaign.

      Voigt announced the signing of Abbi Schieber to a National Letter of Intent and that Jona Bjarnadottir will transfer from New Mexico State with two years of eligibility remaining.

      Schieber, a native of Midland, Michigan, comes to NMU after being named First Team All-Valley at Midland High School. Schieber was named team MVP and holds the school record for the 100 butterfly.

      "Abbi will be a great addition to our team," said Voigt. "She is very energetic and I think her potential is huge. She seems to get faster and faster every year and I can't wait to see what she does as a Wildcat. She specializes in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the freestyle swim."

      Bjarnadottir, a native of Keflavik, Iceland, competed her first two seasons at New Mexico State where she swam in 10 different individual events as a freshman and sophomore. She posted times of 5:13.00 in the 500 m freestyle, 2:10.79 in the 200 individual medley, 4:36.71 in the 400 individual medley, 2:00.37 in the 200 freestyle and 2:11.21 in the 200 back stroke at the Western Athletic Conference Championships this past season. In 2012, she was a member of the Icelandic National Team which competed at the Small Country Games where she won the gold in the 400 individual medley.

      "I am very excited to get Jona here," added Voigt. "she will come in and contribute right away. She has great technique in all her strokes and specializes in the individual medley. She is really outgoing and could be a great leader for our team."