Columbia Earns Verbal Commitment from Lindsay Orringer (2022)

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High school junior Lindsay Orringer from Ann Arbor, Michigan has verbally committed to the application process* at Columbia University for 2022-23.

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Columbia University! A huge thank you to my family, coaches, and teammates who have supported me along the way. I can’t wait to join this incredible team and have the opportunity to receive coaching from Coach Diana and Coach Matt! Go Lions!!”

Orringer swims for Pioneer High School and Saline Swim Team. At the 2021 Michigan MHSAA Girls Division 1 State Championships in February, she contributed to the Pioneers’ state title with a third-place finish in the 100 fly (56.22) and a fourth in the 500 free (5:04.74). Last season as a sophomore, she placed ninth in the 100 fly and fourth in the 500 free.

Orringer specializes in the 200 fly, 100 fly, 200 back, and 500 free and while most of her best times date from mid-2019 to mid-2020, she recently picked up new PBs in the SCY 100 fly at high school States and in the LCM 100 fly and 400 free at Elkhart Sectionals at the end of March. There, she placed 9th in the 200m fly (2:24.14), 16th in the 100m fly (1:04.70), 20th in the 400m free (4:35.79) and the 200m back (2:24.61), and 48th in the 200m free (2:13.15).

Best SCY times:

  • 200 fly – 2:05.30 (1/25/19)
  • 100 fly – 56.22 (1/16/21)
  • 200 back – 2:02.00 (1/24/20)
  • 500 free – 5:01.03 (11/22/19)
  • 200 free –1:53.68 (3/14/19)
  • 100 back – 58.13 (3/14/19)

Best LCM times:

  • 200 fly – 2:22.76 (8/4/19)
  • 100 fly – 1:04.70 (3/25/21)
  • 200 back – 2:23.06 (7/19/19)
  • 400 free – 4:35.79 (3/25/21)

Orringer will join Columbia’s class of 2026 with Grace Dunn and Olivia Kim.

*Note: A verbal commitment between an Ivy League coach and a prospective student-athlete is not an offer of admission, as only the Admission Office has that authority. The coach can only commit his or her support in the admission process. Ivy League Admission Offices do not issue “Likely Letters” before October 1 of the prospective student-athlete’s senior year of high school. The Likely Letter, while issued after an initial read of the student’s application, is not an offer of admission to the university.

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