SCC senior Kudron signs on to Midland swimming
Scotus Central Catholic senior Konner Kudron signed a National Letter of Intent on Tuesday morning inside the Dowd Activities Center at the school continuing his swimming career at Midland University.
Kudron has been on the Columbus High swim team, a coop program, each of his four years of varsity and has made a trip to the state meet in Lincoln every year.
“Konner has a strong work ethic and each year he has been able to accomplish his goals,” CHS swim coach Kari Weihl said. “I am so proud of how hard he works not only in swimming but also in school.
“I can’t wait to see what he brings this year and looking forward to being able to cheer him on the next four years.”
Kudron made up his mind after visiting the university in Fremont and has a personal connection in the current student body.
The college swimming schedule at the NAIA level runs early October to early March. Swimming at Midland is in just its second year of existence after the birth of the program under head coach Ryan Bubb last season.
Midland competes at the Dillon Family Aquatic Center, a part of the nation’s largest YMCA facility in Fremont. The Warriors compete as an associated member of the Mid-South Conference.
“I knew someone that went there, so I kind of just want to check out the campus,” Kudron said. “I met coach Bubb and we just hit it off. He’s a great guy.”
Kudron mentioned that he was excited to be able to continue his swimming career at the next level.
“It feels great,” he said. “I really love swimming and it just brings out the best in me.”
Testing himself against other college-level talent is what he looks forward to the most.
“The competitions are really intense, and I really think it would be great to be able to compete in them,” he said.
In Midland’s first season of swimming competition, the Warriors collected three dual meet victories, won its first medal at the Mid-South Conference Championships and qualified all of its members for the NAIA Swimming and Diving Championships.
So far this season, Midland has defeated Barton County Community College, Tabor College and the University of St. Mary in head-to-head action and took second and sixth in invitationals.
Bubb said he believes Kudron has a bring future in swimming.
“Konner has certainly come a long way in a short period of time in his high school career,” Bubb said. “Watching him swim, he’s very talented in what he can do. I know he has a really bright future, and I got the privilege of watching him at his first dual meet in Fremont.
“He definitely has a lot of talent and I can’t wait to help him develop that.”
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Columbus Telegram. Reach him via email at email@example.com