4x Kentucky High School Champ Tonner DeBeer Gives Verbal to Vanderbilt

Tonner DeBeer, a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and NISCA All-American from Louisville, Kentucky, has announced via social media her intention to swim for in-state Vanderbilt University in the fall.

“I am so excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at Vanderbilt University next year! #AnchorDown ??⚓️”

DeBeer swims for Sacred Heart Academy and Triton Swimming, under coach Scott Paulson. She was quadruple state champion at the 2017 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships, winning the 100 fly (53.02) and 100 back (53.94) individually, and as a member of the 200 medley relay (24.92 leadoff in finals; 22.72 anchor in prelims) and 400 free relay (50.26 leadoff).

DeBeer is a nice pick-up for the Commodores. She would have scored in the B final of the 100 fly and the C finals of the 50 free and 100 back at 2017 SEC Championships, constituting Vanderbilt’s only points in those events.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 back – 24.92
  • 100 back – 53.94
  • 200 back – 2:00.03
  • 100 fly – 53.02
  • 50 free – 22.75
  • 100 free – 49.84
  • 200 free – 1:49.91
  • 200 IM – 2:04.69

DeBeer will join verbal commit Lauren Thomas in the Vanderbilt class of 2022.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].


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