Gainesville, Florida sprinter Katie Cronin has added her name to the growing list of verbal commits to the University of Virginia class of 2024. Her future classmates will include: Ella Nelson, Kate Douglass, Lexi Cuomo, and Maddie Donohoe.
“I chose Virginia due to their unparalleled academics and the amazing coaching staff! I am so excited to get to train under Coach Todd in the sprint group. Grounds is beautiful, and I can’t wait to be a cavalier! WAHOOWA!”
Cronin is a junior at Florida’s Buchholz High School and swims year-round at Gator Swim Club in Gainesville. A member of the 3-time FHSAA Class 4A state champions girls team, Cronin is a 5-time FHSAA relay champion and a member of two record-breaking relays at the 2017 state meet. She anchored Buchholz’s medley relay (22.97) to the state title and 4A record, and swam the second leg (23.00) on the record-breaking 200 free relay. Individually she finished fourth in the 50 free (23.26) and fifth in the 100 free (51.09). As a sophomore she won the 4A state title in the 100 free.
Cronin is a 2016 Olympic trials qualifier in 50 free and was a member of two Gator Swim Club NAG relays: 11-12 200 free relay and 15-16 400 free relay. She placed 19th in the 50 free (23.08) at 2017 Winter Juniors East and led off GSC’s 3rd-place 200 free relay and 7th-place 400 free relay. She anchored the 7th-place 200 medley relay (22.90) and the 5th-place 400 medley relay (50.31), and swam a leg on the 10th-place 800 free relay.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 23.02
- 100 free – 50.58
- 100 back – 55.80
- 100 fly – 55.23
Couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my 17th birthday (just a few hours early) than by announcing my verbal commitment to the University of Virginia! ⚔️ I’m beyond excited to get to grounds and be a cavalier!✌? #WAHOOWA pic.twitter.com/5G4hYZGPUu
— Katie Cronin (@katiecronin13) March 16, 2018
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