George Mason Picks Up Verbal from Maryland 4A3A State Runner-Up Gabriel Fouts

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Gabriel Fouts of Gaithersburg, MD has announced his decision to swim for George Mason University beginning in the fall of 2021. Fouts swims club at the Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club and he is in his final season at Quince Orchard High School.

I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and continue my education at George Mason University. I couldn’t thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates enough for supporting me every step of the way. Go Patriots!!!

In February of 2020, Fouts competed at the Maryland HS 4A3A West Region Championships. He swam the 100 breast and the 50 free, touching 2nd and 9th respectively. His 100 breast time of 58.85 was 0.05 seconds away from earning a gold medal. He swam the breaststroke leg of Quince Orchard’s 200 medley relay, splitting a time of 26.65. He also swam the second leg of the 200 free relay, going a 22.18.

A week later, Fouts competed at the 4A3A State Championships in the 50 free and 100 breast. He was state runner-up in the 100 breast, touching 0.13 seconds behind Ben Long Zuo of Winston Churchill High School. Fouts went 1.65 seconds faster than he had the previous week, and his new personal best time was a 2020 Futures qualifying time.

He touched 16th in the 50 free (22.50) and split a 50 free time of 21.56 while swimming the third leg of Quince Orchard’s 200 free relay. Finally, he split a 50 breast time of 26.86 on the school’s 200 medley relay.

Fouts was named a Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar-Athlete.

Last March, Fouts was the Potomac Valley Junior Championship runner-up in the 200 IM. He was seeded 6th after his prelims swim, and jumped up to second after dropping 0.47 seconds. The Rockville-Montgomery swimmer also finished 13th in the 100 fly, recording a personal best time of 54.80.

Top SCY Times:

  • 100 breast – 57.20
  • 200 breast – 2:07.48
  • 50 free – 22.43
  • 200 IM – 2:00.12

George Mason University won the 2020 Atlantic 10 Conference Championships. Luke DeVore was the team’s top scorer, winning gold medals in the 100 and 200 fly and earning bronze in the 200 IM. Fouts will be a top breaststroke for the Patriots when he arrives on campus in the fall of 2021. His 100 breast time would have been the team’s fourth-fastest during the 2019-2020 season. Jake Ball, Christopher Stankiewicz, and Wallace Watkins – the top three in the event – will have graduated before Fouts joins the team.

Troy Durocher and Alexander Franklin have already announced their intention to swim for George Mason’s class of 2025.

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Adverse Badger
3 months ago

Way to go sheb!

Anonymous
3 months ago

It seems as though there will be no high school swim and dive season this year.