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Lauren Edelman, a junior at Fishers High School in Fishers, Indiana, has made a verbal commitment to swim for the University of Kentucky in 2017-18.
“I have chosen to verbally commit to the University of Kentucky because of the academic opportunities and the swimming program under the leadership of Coach Lars Jorgensen. I believe in what he is doing and I look forward to being a part of the WildCat Family.”
Edelman swims for Fishers High School and Fishers Area Swimming Tigers, where she specializes in breast and IM events. She placed sixth in both the 200 IM and 100 breast at the 2016 IHSAA Girls Swimming/Diving Championship last February, and was a member of Fishers’ 200 medley and 400 free relays.
In long course, Edelman has qualified for 2016 Olympic Trials in the 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM. Her top times are:
The Wildcats are coming off a successful 2015-16 campaign, in which the women’s program had its first-ever NCAA swimming champion with Danielle Galyer’s victory in the 200 back. With only one senior graduating and a huge and talented incoming class of freshman on the way, the Wildcats will look to improve on their 35th-place finish at 2016 NCAAs next season.
Kentucky was stronger in free, back, and fly than in breast and IM events this season, and will need some reinforcements when current junior Kendra Crew graduates after next season. Edelman will have an opportunity to make a big impact as soon as she suits up in Kentucky blue.
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