Colorado Sprinter Maddie Black Verbally Commits to Iowa Hawkeyes for 2020-21

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Longmont, Colorado’s Maddie Black has verbally committed to the University of Iowa for 2020-21. She will join Alexa Puccini and Alyssa Graves in the class of 2024.

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Iowa to continue my academic and athletic career! I can’t thank my family, friends, and coaches enough for the endless love and support to help me along this journey. GO HAWKS! 💛🖤”

Black swims for Silver Creek High School, where she is a senior, and the club team Elevation Athletics. She specializes in freestyle and backstroke and was an A-finalist in the 50 free (4th with 24.05) and 100 free (7th with 53.64) at the 2019 Colorado CHSAA Girls’ 4A State Championships last season. In club swimming, Black had a very successful long-course season over the summer, rewriting her personal-best times: 50 free (27.26), 100 free (1:00.86), 200 free (2:21.26), 100 back (1:09.52), and 200 back (2:32.61). She finaled in the 50 free at Mt. Hood Sectionals and was top-8 in both the 50 free and 100 free at Colorado Swimming LSC Long Course Open.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 24.05
  • 100 free – 53.52
  • 100 back – 59.24
  • 200 back – 2:09.59

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