Makayla Varga, a senior at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Illinois, has announced her commitment to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She will join fellow class of 2022 commits Abby Cabush, Abby Martin, Caroline Hippen, Emily Bolger, Kaylee Heimes, Maddy Crosby, Sarah Cano, Sidney Kennedy, Taylor Shegos, and Tiffany Qiao in the fall.
“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and swim career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! Thank you to all of my friends, family, and coaches who have helped me along the way. I cannot wait to be a part of such an amazing family! Go Illini!”
Varga was a finalist in the 100 fly at the IHSA Girls Swimming and Diving Championships during each of her four high school seasons; she finished a respective 13th, 13th, 11th, and 14th in her freshman through senior state meets. Varga swims year-round with Lincoln Way Swim Association. She recently swam at the 2018 NCSA Spring Championship (50/100 free, 50 back, 50 breast, and 50/100 fly) and at the Illinois Swimming LSC Senior Championships (50 free, 100 back, 200 IM). So far this spring she has improved her lifetime bests in the 200 free and 50 back. At last summer’s Futures Championships in Austin, she went PBs in the 50/100m free and 200m IM.
Best SCY times:
- 100 fly – 56.36
- 100 back – 57.72
- 50 free – 24.67
- 100 free – 54.56
- 200 IM – 2:10.96
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