Delaware HS State Champion Josephine Marsh Commits to Army West Point

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Josephine Marsh, of Middletown, Delaware, has verbally committed to swim at Army West Point. Marsh is a senior at Appoquinimink High School in Middletown, where last year at the 2015 Delaware DIAA Swimming & Diving Championships she was runner-up in the 100 back and tied for third in the 100 fly. As a sophomore Marsh won the 100 fly and was runner-up in the 100 back.

“I committed to Army West Point because of the amazing team, great engineering program, limitless opportunities both during and after West Point, and because of the opportunity to serve my country as an Officer in the U.S. Army after graduation. From the first time I visited West Point, I knew that this is where I belong. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life with the West Point team and coaches! Go Army! Beat Navy!”

Marsh swims for Delaware Swim Team under Pablo Marmolejo. Her best times include:

50 back 27.30 32.39
100 back 56.67 1:06.60
200 back 2:01.23 2:20.14
100 fly 57.76 1:06.89
200 fly 2:08.13 2:28.88
200 IM 2:09.20 2:28.12

Marsh will bring much-needed backstroke points to the Black Knights. At the 2015 Patriot League Championships, it took 56.67 to make the “A” final of the 100 back (Marsh would have been in a swim-off if she had swum her best time that morning) and 2:01.9 in the 200 back. In the fly, she would have made “B” finals in the 200 but would have just missed out on a second swim in the 100, as the Patriot League only runs two heats in finals.

Army West Point has received verbal commitment from an excellent group of future Black Knights so far, including: Kaylie Breslin, Nneka Pilgrim, and Serica Hallstead in addition to Marsh.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected]

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