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Winter Juniors Qualifier Gracey Payne Verbally Commits to Ball State (2021)

Sprint specialist Gracey Payne has announced her decision to swim for the Ball State University Cardinals’ class of 2025.

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Canadian Breaststroker Erik Harper Transfers from Hawaii to Florida for 2020-21

Erik Harper sat out the 2019-2020 NCAA season after spending his first 2 years at Hawaii. Now he’ll transfer to Florida with a new focus on the breaststroke events.

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2020 Turkish National Champ Yigit Aslan Chooses Wisconsin for 2021

Aslan won the 1500 free at the 2020 Turkish Championships in March, and he’s a big get for the Wisconsin distance squad.

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Distance Specialist Wesley Hyde Stays Local, Joins Florida Gators for Fall 2020

Hyde is the reigning FHSAA 4A State champion in the 500 free, clocking a 4:28.90 in the final to win the title representing West Port High School.

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SwimMAC’s Laura Davis Has Committed to the Richmond Spiders for 2021-22

High school junior Laura Davis has committed to swim for the University of Richmond beginning fall 2021. She will be joining the school’s class of 2025.

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Northwestern’s Jeremy Kipp Returns to USC as Head Coach

Kipp, a former assistant at USC for eight seasons, will succeed Dave Salo as the program’s next head coach, sources told SwimSwam.

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Wild Speculation: Who’s Going to Replace Jeremy Kipp at Northwestern?

With Jeremy Kipp on his way back to Southern California, Northwestern is in the market for a new head coach. The most obvious candidate is already on campus.

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Ranking the 2020 Men’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #9-12

Speedsters are the name of the game in our next set of NCAA swimming & diving recruiting class ranks, which includes two 19-second freestylers.

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Australia’s Olivia Borg Commits to the University of Nevada

Olivia Borg has committed to swim for Division I University of Nevada beginning fall 2020. She will be joining the Wolf Pack’s class of 2024.

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Florida Men Add Jordanian Record-Holder Amro Al-Wir to Incoming Class

Al-Wir, the Jordanian national record-holder in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events, will join the Florida men in their incoming class.

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Penn State Receives Commitment From Backstroker Anna Redican

Machine Aquatics’ Anna Redican has committed to swim for DI Penn State University beginning fall 2020. She will be joining the school’s class of 2024.

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Division I NCAA ‘A’ & ‘B’ Cuts Remain the Same For 2020-2021 Season

The NCAA has released its qualifying standards for Division I swimming & diving next year – and they’ll look awfully familiar.

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Longhorns Gibson, Diener Granted NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships

Former swimmer Anelise Diener and senior diver Alison Gibson of Texas were both granted the NCAA Winter Sports Postgraduate Scholarship award.

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SwimSwam Podcast: What the NCAA DI System Can Learn From DIII

Franklin coaches explained how their college balances academics and athletics, and we discussed what a DI program might be able to adapt from that model.

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Frostburg State University Announces Signing Class of 2020

10 men and nine women will join the Bobcats in the fall semester for FSU’s second year in the Mountain East Conference.

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