#8 Hannah Kukurugya Joins Stanford Verbal Commitment Bonanza

Stanford has landed its fourth top-20 recruit in the last 24 hours, getting a verbal commitment from #8 Hannah Kukurugya Monday night.

Kukurugya is a Junior World Championships bronze medalist in the 200 fly and a fast-riser in short course yards, and could very well turn out to be the best butterflyer in the high school class of 2017.

She comes to Stanford out of Crown Point Swim Club and Crown Point High School in – you guessed it – Crown Point, Indiana. She’s a multi-faceted threat who can swim all four strokes and projects as a potential free relay factor in addition to her noticeable butterfly and IM prowess.

Kukurugya’s Top Times

All in short course yards unless otherwise specified.

  • 100 fly: 53.44 (59.93 LCM)
  • 200 fly: 1:55.64 (2:09.68 LCM)
  • 200 free: 1:47.10
  • 200 IM: 1:58.59 (2:16.21 LCM)
  • 400 IM: 4:18.56

Kukurugya is the latest piece in a recruiting windfall for Stanford. Sunday night, the Cardinal got #10 Grace Zhao, then Monday picked up #4 Brooke Forde, #12 Ashley Volpenhein and Kukurugya.

No other school has more than two swimmers verbally committed from our top 20 list.

Kukurugya will join All-American Janet Hu for one year at the Farm, along with NCAA scorer Lindsey Engel in what is starting to shape up as a historically talented roster for the Card.

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Wow…just wow

Baker\'s Pearl Earrings

Unbelievable. Stanford women 2018 could quite possibly be the best college swim team ever.

Steve Nolan

So, is it better to have more top 20 recruits? Some of these other teams should try to sign some.

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