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.
Excited to announce my verbal commitment to Stanford! I can't wait to further my education and swimming career on the Farm. Go Trees! ????❣???? pic.twitter.com/TGI2HaxRIf
— Hannah Kukurugya (@Hann_kuk) October 11, 2016
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.