In what is arguably the most dominant recruiting class in recent history, Lauren Pitzer, our #6 swimmer from the high school class of 2017 has added her name to the already-outstanding group of verbal commits to Stanford University.
“I am excited to announce my commitment to Stanford. Stanford offers me outstanding opportunities in both swimming and academics, especially in the career field I am hoping to pursue after college. Thank you to all my family, my coaches, Lakeside Aquatic Club, and Fossil Ridge High School for the years of support and encouragement. I’m so proud to be a Cardinal next fall and am honored to swim with such an incredible swim team and coaching staff.”
The Fossil Ridge High School senior is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and two-time Texas 6A State Champion, having won the 100 free and 200 free at the 2015 state meet. She earned a pair of bronze medals in the 50 and 500 frees at the 2014 state meet, highlighting her excellent range. While she took her junior year off to focus on preparing for 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, Pitzer will be representing Fossil Ridge during the 2016-17 high school swim season.
Pitzer is a member of the U.S. National Junior Team and as such represented Team USA at 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships and 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. She competed in the 50/100/200/400m freestyle events at U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 16th in the 400 and 17th in the 200. Pitzer wound up her long course season at Junior Pan Pacs where she finished 19th in the 50m free, 9th in the 100m free, 5th in the 200m free, 11th in the 400m free, 25th in the 100m fly. She also led off Team USA’s winning 4×200 free relay and contributed to the first-place 4x100m free relay.
Pitzer has incredible versatility and range, and will be a huge asset to Stanford, in particular on relays, for the next four years. Her top SCY times include:
- 50 free – 22.66
- 100 free – 48.72
- 200 free – 1:45.68
- 500 free – 4:42.80
- 1000 free – 10:06.60
- 1650 free – 16:23.99
- 400 IM – 4:16.77
The Stanford Dream Team of 2021 will include the following verbal commits:
If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].