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Allison Damron, from the Atlanta suburb of Mableton, has made a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia and will begin in the 2022-23 school year.
“I’m so so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Georgia! I have so much gratitude for my family, friends, and coaches who have helped along the way, I’m so excited to become a bulldog!! 🐾❤️”
Damron is a junior at Campbell High School. She won the 50 free at the 2021 Georgia High School 7A State Swimming and Diving Championships in February, going 23.23 for a lifetime best. She also placed third in the 100 breast (1:03.99) and anchored the 200 free relay (22.90 for 4th place) and 200 medley relay (22.76 for 5th place). As a sophomore last season, she came in third in the 50 free (23.78) and seventh in the 100 free (52.51).
Damron does her year-round swimming with Swim Atlanta. She picked up four new PBs at the Georgia LSC Senior Short Course State Championships last month, where she placed top-8 in the 50 free, 100 breast, 100 IM, and 200 IM. She also finished 14th in the 100 free and 34th in the 100 fly. Her times in the 100 breast, 100 fly, 100 IM, and 200 IM were PBs. In December, at the Peachtree State 18&U Winter Championships, she improved her time in the 200 free, placing 3rd in the 50 free, 6th in the 100, 12th in the 200, and 8th in the 100 breast.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 23.26
- 100 free – 52.16
- 200 free – 1:55.13
- 100 breast – 1:03.23
- 100 fly – 58.59
- 200 IM – 2:04.58
Damron’s best 50 time would have been 7th-best on the UGA roster this year. Freshman Maxine Parker (21.93) and senior Gabi Fa’amausili (21.99) both broke 22 seconds at SECs. Four more (Zoie Hartman, 22.68; Tatum Smith, 22.71; Courtney Harnish, 22.71; and Sloane Reinstein, 22.91), were sub-23. Damron would have been the fastest in the 23-second range, ahead of Mady Bragg (23.60) and Julianna Stephens (23.70). She will overlap with Parker, Hartman, Reinstein, Bragg, and Stephens.
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