#7 Ashlyn Schoof Verbally Commits to University of Louisville

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!”

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:

50 back 24.56 29.40
100 back 51.98 1:02.58
200 back 1:54.35 2:15.85
100 fly 54.46 1:02.14
200 fly 2:00.65 2:16.91
50 free 23.26 26.91
100 free 50.40 57.50
200 free 1:47.76 2:04.34

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Erik Collins

“Didn’t swim for her high school…” and still swam fast. Great job, best of luck at UL!



ct swim fan

This article is riddled with errors. Louisville is in the ACC and her best 100 back, which is very good for a rising senior in high school, would have been 4th at ACCs and if done in a relay, would have placed her team 3rd after the back. Courtney Bartholomew UVA and Alexia Zevnik NC State would have beaten her to the wall in the relay.


^Not riddled with errors at all.
“Schoof will be in contention for the title”. Key word is contention, not guarantee. Bartholomew is out, so only 2 women were faster than her current best time (out of HIGH SCHOOL). Oh, and Arthur knows a little something about coaching. Don’t look for every opportunity to shoot a young woman and part-time journalist down; it’s unbecoming.

Coach mary

51.98 is darn fast for a hs junior. Bartholomew graduated.

ct swim fan

I realize that Bartholomew has graduated. The comments were directed at the original article which has been edited since it was originally posted.


Before everyone down votes him and makes ignorant comments- this article has been edited since you have seen this comment.


Congratulations Ashlyn!

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