In-State Backstroker Meredith Brown Verbals to Texas A&M Class of 2025

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First Colony Swim Team’s Meredith Brown has verbally committed to the Texas A&M Aggies for fall 2021. Brown is a rising senior at Clements High School.

I’m thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to swim at Texas A&M University! I couldn’t be more thankful for my coaches, family, and friends for helping make this possible. I’m so excited to be a part of the impressive program that Coach Bultman has built. Gig ‘em!!


  • 50 free – 23.12
  • 100 free – 51.57
  • 200 free – 1:52.92
  • 100 back – 54.59
  • 200 back – 2:02.42

At the 2019 Texas 6A State Champs, Brown finished third in the 100 back (55.34) and sixth in the 50 free (23.49). This past winter, at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Champs – West, Brown posted a lifetime best 54.59 in the 100 back to finish 17th overall. She was also 2:02.42 in the 200 back to set a new personal best.

A&M, a program in rebuilding mode right now, just graduated their top 100 backstroker from last season (Raena Eldridge – 52.50). Rising junior Emma Carlton (52.7 last year) and rising sophomore Grace Wey (53.1/1:56.6 last year) will overlap with Brown. The incoming class has some backstroke speed, too, and it’s a big class with 13 women publicly committed.

Brown joins another backstroker, Shannon Bagnal, and butterflier Sarah Holt in A&M’s class of 2025.

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1 year ago

23.1 50 free is also impressive

Texas A&M Swim Fan
1 year ago

Congrats Meredith!! Welcome to the Aggie Family!! You’ve made an extremely wise decision (which I’m sure you already are aware of) 👏👏. Wishing you the best in the pool & in the classroom next fall. Gig em forever👍👍!!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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