Ashlyn Schoof, number 7 on our list of top 20 recruits for the high school class of 2017, has made a verbal commitment to swim for University of Louisville next fall.
“Louisville has such a great team culture. That is the thing that really attracted me to them. Their values are very similar to mine and I felt like family when I was with them. They have an all-around great program and I am so blessed and excited to be a part of Louisville swimming!”
I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and attend school at the University of Louisville! GO CARDS!❤️⚜️???? @swimswamnews pic.twitter.com/OULhnfxcWK
— Ashlyn Schoof (@schoof_ash) September 19, 2016
Schoof is a senior at Muskego High School in Muskego, Wisconsin, although she does not compete for her high school. Swimming for Schroeder YMCA Swim Team, Schoof competed in the 100m back and 200m back at Olympic Trials at the beginning of the summer and again at Speedo Junior Nationals at the end of the summer, where she also swam the 50m free and 100 fly. After Juniors she joined Elmbrook Swim Club.
Schoof is one of only 21 18-and-under girls ever to have broken the 52.00 barrier in the 100 yard backstroke. If she can repeat, and even improve on her best 100 back, Schoof will be in contention for the title at ACC Championships as a freshman. She will also add firepower to Louisville’s medley relays at a minimum; her best 100 back time would have taken about .8 off the Cards’ time, which in the 4×100 would have earned them an ACC title and gotten them a little closer to event-winner Stanford at NCAAs.
Schoof’s best times are:
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