IHSA Sprint Champ Natalie Ungaretti Verbally Commits to Tennessee

Sprinter Natalie Ungaretti, a junior at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois, has verbally committed to the University of Tennessee’s class of 2023. She will join another sprinter, Lyndsey Huizenga, on Rocky Top in the fall of 2019.

“Dreams do come true!!  I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to continue my athletic and academic careers at the University of Tennessee!  I am so happy to become a part of this amazing family.  Go Vols!”

Ungaretti wrapped up her junior high school season in the fall with a pair of A-final performances at the IHSA State Swimming & Diving Championships. She placed third in the 50 free (23.06) and fourth in the 100 free (50.34). A year ago she was state champion in the 50 (23.31) and runner-up in the 100 free (50.90), and she anchored both the winning medley relay (22.54) and the fifth-place 200 free relay (23.06).

Ungaretti moved to Academy Bullets this year. She competed at NCSA Spring Championship where she was a B finalist in the 100 free and a D finalist in the 50 free. This spring she has lowered her lifetime bests in the 200 free, 100 back, 50 breast, and 100/200/400 IM. Ungarett has won numerous Illinois age group state titles in the 50 and 100 free throughout her SCY and LCM careers. She also won the 50m free and 100m free at the 2016 IL Discover Senior Championships and earned the Outstanding Performance of the Meet Award at the IL Senior Long Course Championship in August 2016.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 22.97
  • 100 free – 50.34
  • 200 free – 1:52.23
  • 50 breast – 30.28
  • 100 breast – 1:07.51
  • 200 IM – 2:05.07

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Awesome pick up for the Lady Vols!

Becky D

Ungaretti wrapped up her junior high school season

I was thinking, “How fast is this 14 year old?” The sentence might read a little better as:
Ungaretti wrapped up her junior season of high school

Rick Paine

Great young lady. I was happy to be able to help her and her parents with recruiting.


Rick can you help my child get a full scholarship to a top swimming school? She would love to swim at Stanford or Michigan as she thinks some of the swimmer guys there are a potential a good catch. I could really use the cash to buy me a Porsche Cayenne Turbo!!! If you got her the FUL RIDE I could slide you a crisp Georgie Washington or two and still have enough for my sweet SUV. She is a solid C+ student and goes 1:01 in 100 fly, BUT is really working her underwaters. Taani is a mature HS junior, 20 years old cause we had to hold her back a couple times and she spent a year out… Read more »

Becky D

And to think people give me a hard time about trying to be a comedian.


Becky D we make a pretty good team…just having fun as always. (Anon occasion stir a pot or two BUT always trying to evoke thought.

Becky D

You are on your own, dude.

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