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Alyssa Marsh, the daughter of U.S. Olympic Team head coach and one of the most successful NCAA coaches in history David Marsh, has verbally committed to the Duke Blue Devils.
Marsh, who swims for SwimMAC Carolina, is a top-tier sprint freestyler and butterflier and is already a two-event qualifier for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Best times in yards (and meters):
- 50 free – 22.76 (26.13)
- 100 free – 50.15 (57.61)
- 100 back – 54.80 (1:04.00)
- 200 back – 2:00.95 (2:19.78)
- 100 fly – 53.72 (1:00.74)
- 200 fly – 2:03.21 (2:27.36)
Marsh is the latest peg in a Duke recruiting run that has exploded since the program announced a return to a full scholarship complement in December of 2013.
She’s the defending North Carolina 1A/2A (small school) state champion in the 100 back, and the two-time defending champion in the 100 fly at Pine Lake Preparatory Academy.
In addition to her individual accomplishments, Marsh also has her name on three National Age Group Record-setting relays: the 800 yard free relay for 15-16’s; the fly leg of the record-holding 15-16 200 yard medley relay; and as the third leg of the record-setting 17-18 400 meter free relay.
Marsh did take a visit to Auburn, where her father became swimming royalty in the first decade of the 2000’s, but ultimately opted to stay closer to her current home (despite SwimMAC teammate Jessica Merritt pledging to Auburn earlier this week). Duke’s campus is about two hours from her Charlotte home.
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