The Texas Longhorns have picked up another major recruit in the class of 2015, earning a verbal commitment on Thursday from SwimMAC Carolina’s Nora McCullagh – the 10th-ranked recruit in the class of 2015.
That leaves just a single top-10 swimmer, #2 Abbey Weitzeil, uncommitted.
McCullagh is good in a great number of races, and could impact the Longhorns almost anywhere, but specifically she’s the lock-down sprinter that the team really needs going into the future.
McCullagh’s lifetime bests in yards:
- 50 free – 22.69
- 100 free – 49.07
- 200 free – 1:46.22
- 500 free – 4:52.66
- 100 back – 53.59
- 200 back – 1:57.30
- 100 breast – 1:06.23
- 200 breast – 2:29.31
- 100 fly – 54.37
- 200 fly – 1:59.51
McCullagh will join fellow Junior National Teamers Remedy Rule, Quinn Carrozza, and breaststroker Olivia Anderson, Carol Capitani has filled all of her immediate recruiting needs for the future, and really has earned verbals from a full NCAA-worthy medley relay in that quartet alone.
With the graduation of Ellen Lobb, Sam Tucker, and Lily Moldenhauer after last season, the program’s three-best 50 freestylers, McCullagh and freshman Mimi Schneider are the two front-runners to anchor Texas’ medleys during the 2016 championship season.
While wearing the red, blue and black of the Charlotte Catholic Cougars, McCullagh won North Carolina 4A state titles in the 100 back and 50 free as a junior, breaking State Records in both events.