Brisbane, Australia’s Calypso Sheridan has signed an NLI to use her final year of NCAA eligibility at the University of Southern California while she pursues a master’s degree at the Viterbi School for Aerospace Engineering in 2021-22.
“After an amazing four years representing Northwestern University, I’m incredibly excited and grateful to announce I will be completing my final year of eligibility and pursuing a masters in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California. A big thank you to Kipp and the rest of the USC crew, as well as my teammates and coaches at NU! Can’t wait to Fight On!”
Sheridan competed for three seasons (2018-2020) at Northwestern University under Jeremy Kipp, who left the Wildcats in May 2020 to become head coach at USC. While at Northwestern, Sheridan was an impact player from day 1, scoring at B1Gs in the 400 IM (7th), 200 breast (9th), and 200 IM (10th) and qualifying for 2018 NCAAs her freshman year in the the 200 breast and 400 IM. In her sophomore season, she set Big Ten and Northwestern program records in the 400 IM at 2019 NCAAs, finishing 4th with 4:01.35. Her junior season was marked by a pair of conference titles at 2020 B1Gs in the 400 IM (4:03.18) and 200 breast (2:06.85), and a runner-up finish in the 200 IM (1:53.13). (The 2020 NCAA Championships were canceled due to COVID-19.)
Sheridan broke Northwestern pool records in the 50 free (22.23), 100 back (52.04), 200 back (1:54.11), 100 fly (52.69), 200 IM (1:56.64), and 400 IM (4:08.76) individually, and as a member of the 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley, and 400 medley relays. She also broke program records in the 100 back (52.04), 200 back (1:52.86)*, 200 breast (2:06.85), 200 IM (1:53.13), and 400 IM (4:01.35).
*record was subsequently broken by another swimmer
Sheridan did compete at Northwestern in 2021, remaining in Australia to train for the year.
Sheridan will be reunited with Coach Kipp on the USC pool deck and will join a women’s team that finished fourth at the 2021 Pac-12 Women’s Swim and Dive Championships. “Calypso is one of the most talented student athletes I have ever worked with,” said Kipp. “When she was admitted to the Viterbi School for Aerospace Engineering I was not surprised, but rather more impressed by her ability and willingness to reach ever further in her personal pursuits. We can’t wait for Calyspo to join the Trojans in Los Angeles as she takes on a new challenge in her career.”
Top SCY times
- 100 breast – 1:00.00
- 200 breast – 2:06.85
- 200 IM – 1:53.13
- 400 IM – 4:01.35
- 100 back – 51.31
- 200 back – 1:52.86