Austrian middle-distance freestyler Felix Auböck, whom we had reported on in September as having verbally committed to Indiana University, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the University of Michigan for 2016-17.
Auböck is from Vienna, Austria and swims for the Austrian National Team. He represented Austria at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, taking 20th in the 400m free and 29th in the 200m free. He also led off his country’s 4x200m freestyle relay.
Auböck has already achieved the FINA “A” standards for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in the 200m free, 400m free, and 1500m free. His top times in LCM are:
|*FINA 2016 Olympic Qualifying “A” Standard|
Auböck’s move to Michigan is a major coup for the Wolverines, as he brings NCAA top-8 scoring potential in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyles. His addition to the rest of the Michigan class of 2020 makes the Wolverines one of the strongest and recruiting classes in the country.
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