Former top-20 recruit in the class of 2016 Albert Gwo is set to join Columbia University after sitting out what would have been his freshman year in the NCAA.
Gwo originally committed to California back in the summer of 2015. But he never showed up on the Cal roster this past season with the rest of that high school class of 2016 recruiting class. Now CollegeSwimming.com reports on Twitter that Gwo has committed to Columbia:
#40 Albert Gwo Commits to Columbia @ColumbiaMenSwim https://t.co/TIm6GQYRJD
— CollegeSwimming.com (@collegeswimnews) April 5, 2017
Gwo was one of the only 19-second sprinters in his recruiting class, holding a 19.90 best time in the 50 free. His top times:
Gwo’s Top Times
- 50 free: 19.90
- 100 free: 44.05
- 100 fly: 48.49
Those sprint freestyle times come from high school. Gwo did do some swimming at the club level this year while taking his gap year between high school and college. His lifetime-best in the 100 fly comes from this past February. He’s also recently been 20.0 in the 50 free and 44.4 in the 100 free.
Gwo will jump all the way across the country to compete for Columbia. He comes from Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics and Los Altos High School in California. His lifetime-bests would have placed him 3rd in the 50, 6th in the 100 free and 17th in the 100 fly at this year’s Ivy League Championships.