Articles by Madeleine Lepesant

Texas HS 5A Finalist Leah Givens Chooses NAIA Powerhouse SCAD

The Savannah College of Art and Design has received a verbal commitment from mid-distance specialist Leah Givens for the 2022-23 season.

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2021 Futures Finalist Aaron Baltaytis Sends Verbal to Northwestern (2023)

Northwestern University has received a verbal commitment from Winter U.S. Open qualifier Aaron Baltaytis for the 2023-24 season.


Freestyle Specialist Dax Harris Signs NLI to Alabama for 2022

North Carolina HS 4A State runner-up Dax Harris has signed a letter of intent to swim for the Alabama Crimson Tide’s class of 2026.

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Dual Sport Athlete Lucas Lane Chooses Ohio State for Swimming

Lucas Lane, an Ohio High School State Champion in the 200 free, is also a First Team All-District Punter for Napoleon High’s football team.


Amherst College Picks Up Verbal from Winter Juniors Qualifier Finn Nadel

Iowa High School State finalist Finn Nadel has announced his decision to swim and study at Amherst College beginning in the fall of 2022.

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Northwestern Picks Up Verbals From Amy Pan and Audrey J-Cheng for 2023

Winter US Open qualifiers Audrey J-Cheng and Amy Pan have announced their decisions to swim for Northwestern University beginning in the 2023-2024 season.


Northwestern Snags Verbal from 2023 “Best of the Rest” Maggie Papanicholas

Wisconsin Swimming record-holder Maggie Papanicholas has announced her decision to swim for the Northwestern Wildcats beginning in the fall of 2023.

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South Carolina State Record-Holder Cate Phipps Sends Verbal to Davidson

2-time South Carolina HS State champion Cate Phipps has announced her decision to swim for Davidson College beginning in the 2022-2023 season.

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University of Utah Picks Up Verbal from US Open Qualifier Evan VanBrocklin

The University of Utah has landed a verbal commitment from 7x Utah 5A State champion Evan VanBrocklin for its class of 2026.

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Florida International University Snags Israeli National Jessica Shpilko (2022)

Jessica Shpilko of Israel has announced her decision to continue her academic and athletic careers at FIU beginning in the spring of 2022.

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Video: Alabama Opens Tennessee Invite With Top 200 Free Relay Time in Nation

Day 1 of the 2021 Tennessee Invite featured multiple nail-biting swims. Alabama and Virginia fought until the end to come out on top after day 1.

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Watch Isabelle Odgers Claim Her Second IM Title at the 2021 Art Adamson Invite

The USC Trojans continued their dominance during Day 2 Finals of the 2021 Art Adamson Invitational. The men and women won all four relays during the session.

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Watch: USC Women Claim Top 4 Spots in 200 IM on Day 1 of Art Adamson Invite

The USC women took home first place wins in every event on Day 1 of the Art Adamson Invitai=tional, hosted by Texas A&M.

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Howard University Receives Verbal from Distance Freestyler Zuzu Nwaeze for 2022

HBCU Howard University snagged a verbal commitment from freestyle specialist Zuzu Nwaeze for the 2022-2023 season.


2021 Futures Qualifier Benjamin Spragg Sends Verbal to DIII Colby College

Benjamin Spragg has announced his decision to swim for Colby College’s class of 2026. He will join the Mules in the fall of 2022.