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Two-time NISCA high School All-American and Junior Nationals qualifier Mary Martin has verbally committed to the University of Georgia. Martin is currently a junior at Dowling Catholic High School, and will arrive in Athens as part of the class of 2021.
“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Georgia. I would like to thank my coaches, teammates and family for all of their support. I am so thankful for this opportunity and cannot wait to be a Bulldog!”
Martin was a big part of the Dowling Catholic team that won their first-ever Iowa high school state championship in girls swimming in November. There she won a state title in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.33 and swam the breaststroke leg of the school’s title-winning 200 medley relay (her split was 28.06).
Last season, as a sophomore, she was the state champion in the 200 IM, though she placed 5th as a junior.
Martin also finished 4th at the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championships representing the YMCA of Greater Des Moines.
Best Times in Yards:
- 50 free – 24.51
- 100 free – 55.15
- 100 back – 58.92
- 100 breast – 1:02.30
- 200 breast – 2:16.34
- 100 fly – 59.26
- 200 IM – 2:02.96
Martin is also a two-time Scholastic All-American and has a qualifying standard for Summer Juniors in the 100 meter breaststroke (1:12.24).
This adds to a deep, and growing, Georgia women’s breaststroke group. The Bulldogs currently have 3 of the top 4 times in the SEC in the women’s 100 breaststroke this season, even with all of the conference already having raced at their mid-season invites. Of that group of 3, freshman Zoie Hartman, the nation-leader this season, will still be around when Martin arrives on campus.
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