Coloradoan Kaylee Gassen has verbally committed to the Arizona State Sun Devils. She marks the second commitment from Colorado in the class for Bob Bowman in his first fall in Tempe, and the 8th verbal commitment announced to us so far this fall for the women’s class.
Gassen can serve a dual function of depth for the Sun Devils as they try and build up their ranks after a few lean recruiting seasons. She’s got Pac-12 caliber times in both the short freestyle and the breaststroke events, and is a solid butterflier and IM’er as well.
Best times in yards:
- 50 free – 23.70
- 100 free – 50.89
- 200 free – 1:50.72
- 100 breast – 1:04.19
- 200 breast – 2:17.50
- 100 fly – 56.34
- 200 IM – 2:03.24
Among the clear focuses for Bowman in this class is building up a pool of 100 and 200 freestylers. The freshman class coming in, including South African star Marlies Ross and 1:49 200 freestyler Kendall Dawson, this upcoming freshman class alone could put together 400 and 800 free relays that would be down to the touch, if not outright beat, Arizona State’s best in those relays from last season.
“I chose Arizona State University because the minute I stepped on campus I immediately felt at home,” Gassen said. “The team and coaching staff were very welcoming and had an energy and drive that I wanted to be a part of. I am so thankful for everyone who has supported me through this process!”
Gassen swims for Highland Ranch Aquatics and Chaparral High School. Andi Johnston is also in this class from the state of Colorado, out of the Fort Collins Area Swim Team and Rocky Mountain High School about 90 minutes away.