Florida 3A State Finalist Sydney Dawson Commits to Alabama

The Alabama women have reeled in another verbal commitment, this time from Florida-based Sydney Dawson, a senior at Niceville High School. Dawson is primarily a freestyler, and her current club training base is with Coast Aquatics.

“University of Alabama is the perfect place for me to develop my full potential as a student athlete. The world class athletic and academic programs, the welcoming coaching staff, and the beautiful campus made this an easy decision for me. I can’t wait to swim at UA next year! ROLL TIDE!”

At last week’s Florida High School 3A State Championships, Dawson was a 2-time finalist for Niceville. There, she picked up a 5th place finish in the 200 free and an 8th place finish in the 100 free. She was also a finalist at the 2015 3A state meet, where she narrowly missed the podium with a 4th place finish in the 100 free.

Dawson’s Top Times:

  • 50 free- 24.80
  • 100 free- 52.44
  • 200 free- 1:52.72
  • 500 free- 5:03.47
  • 100 back- 58.03
  • 200 back- 2:04.10

At Alabama, Dawson will be among a group of freestylers that includes Temarie Tomley, who scored in the B-final of the 100 free and C-final of the 200 free at the 2016 SEC Championships. She’ll also be training with Morgan Fleming, who scored in the 50 free as a freshman at 2016 SECs.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected]

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PE Buis

Congratulations, Sydney, we at Niceville High are so proud of you not only as an athlete, but as an acadamian. Despite missing classes for meets, you never have to be reminded to make up work missed. Your dedication and work ethic are exemplary. The University of Alabama will be graced with your talents and skills; you are a fine young lady and a reflection of what it is to be a stellar student. Love you–Ms. Buis, English Honors IV

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