Club Wolverine’s Matt Orringer has committed to swim for Brown University beginning in the fall of 2015.*
“I chose Brown because of the amazing academic atmosphere, campus, team, coaching staff, and world class facilities. I cannot wait to become part of the Brown Swimming and Diving family. Go Bruno!”
Orringer also swims for Ann Arbor Skyline High School and is a six-time individual Michigan All-State swimmer and three-time team MVP. He swims a wide range of events, but his strongest are the IMs, distance freestyle, and fly races. Orringer is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.
His best times include:
|400y IM: 4:03.01||400m IM 4:34.76|
|200y IM 1:54.32||200m IM 2:10.50|
|500y free: 4:36.90||400m free 4:06.30|
|1000y free: 9:28.90||800m free: 8:40.27|
|1650y free: 15:58.08||1500m free: 16:17.21|
|100y fly: 50.67||100m fly: 58.49|
|200y fly: 1:51.19||200m fly: 2:08.25|
Orringer’s times in the 400 IM, 1000, and 1650 would have scored for the Bears at the 2014 Ivy League Championships. But Brown fans can take heart in the fact that Orringer likely has more to offer. He had a big summer long course season, dropping 7.5 seconds in the 400 IM, 3.2 in the 200 IM, 21 seconds in the 1500, and 5.2 in the 400 free. If Orringer keeps developing along those lines he will be a great successor to Cory Mayfield.
*DISCLAIMER: Orringer has not yet been officially accepted to Brown. As is true with all Ivy League schools, Brown’s Admission Office will not send its acceptance letter until the beginning of December, along with those of all Early Action candidates. The procedure for a recruited athlete like Orringer is for Admissions to review his transcript and SAT scores, “support (his) application for admissions in the fall,” issue a Likely Letter, then offer him acceptance into the class of 2019.