Rachel Hicks from Eagle Swimming Association and Atascocita High School in Humble, Texas has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Houston via social media:
“Blessed to announce my verbal commitment to swim at the University of Houston! Can’t wait to be apart of the Cougar family! Go Coogs!!! ??❤️” [sic]
Hicks swam the 200/500 free double at the 2017 UIL 6A Swimming & Diving State Meet, finishing 18th in the former (1:53.60) and 12th in the latter (4:59.28). She anchored the Atascocita 400 free relay to an 8th-place finish in 53.17. Swimming for her club team, she capped off a strong junior year with all new times at the long course 2017 NCSA Summer Championship: 50/100/400 free, 100 back, and 100 fly.
Hicks’ times are just outside of scoring range for the AAC Championships, which only has an A final and a B final, but she is not far. She will join fellow verbal commits Haley Benjamin and Kylie Andrews in the Houston class of 2022.
Best SCY times:
- 100 free – 52.76
- 200 free – 1:51.35
- 500 free – 4:59.28
- 100 fly – 57.64
- 200 IM – 2:08.87
- 400 IM – 4:32.04
Blessed to announce my verbal commitment to swim at the University of Houston! Can't wait to be apart of the Cougar family! Go Coogs!!! ??❤️ pic.twitter.com/LxUOIPciK3
— rachel hicks (@rachelhicks99) October 13, 2017
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