Columbia University Gains 2020 Verbal Commitment from CA Sprinter

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Georgia Young, a Santa Monica, CA, resident, has verbally committed to swim at DI Columbia University. Crossing the continental US, the sprinter will be joining the Lions’ potential class of 2024 alongside fellow sprinters Jazlynn Pak and Mia Saenger.

About her commitment to the Ivy League school, Young said:

“I am so excited to continue my academic and athletic career at Columbia University. Being able to attend such an outstanding school while still having the opportunity to swim division one is a dream come true. Many thanks to Coach Octavio and Alpha Aquatics. Go Lions!”

Young swam for both the Crossroads School and Alpha Aquatics. Competing for her high school, she finaled six times at CIF Southern DIII Section Championship meets and qualified twice for the CIF State Championship meet. With Alpha, she swam in several Speedo Champions meets and several USA Swimming championships. At USA Swimming’s 2019 Futures Championships in Mount Hood, CA, the sprinter placed 11th in the 50 LCM free. Most recently, Young competed in February at the Speedo Champions Series in Carlsbad, CA. At the meet, she swam season bests in the 100 back and 200 IM.

If Young was on the University’s roster during the 2019-2020 season, she would have been fourth-fastest in the 200 free, fifth in the 100 back, and sixth in the 50 free. At the 2020 Ivy League Championships, Young would have B-finaled in the 200 free. At the 2020 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships, she would have A-finaled in the 50, 100, and 200 free as well as the 100 back. She also would have B-finaled in the 200 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 23.82
  • 100 free – 51.60
  • 200 free – 1:50.31
  • 100 back – 57.53
  • 200 IM – 2:07.66

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