The women of Indiana University will get a big breaststroke influx next fall, as they’ve added a verbal from Michigan breaststroker Miranda Tucker to a class that already includes NAG record-holder Lilly King.
Tucker comes to Indiana out of Livonia, Michigan, where she competes for the Livonia Community Swim club. She’s a current U.S. Junior National Teamer, making the squad in the 200 breast with her time from Junior Nationals this past summer.
Tucker’s Top Times
- 100 breast: 1:01.36
- 200 breast: 2:10.53
- 100 fly: 53.61
- 200 IM: 1:59.92
Tucker is far from one-dimensional, though. That 100 fly time is very impressive, and the 200 IM might be a more natural third event, given it comes on the first day of Big Tens and NCAAs, where there is no breaststroke event.
She now joins King, the top breaststroker in the class, on the Hoosier’s depth chart. That’s a big influx for a group that is a bit weak this current season after the graduation of Bronwyn Pasloski. It’s also a big step for Indiana in trying to track down their Big Ten rivals Minnesota, who have won three straight conference titles on the strength of some dominant breaststrokers.
It’s also big for Indiana to steal a prospect from Michigan, as the Wolverines have been doing a great job of recruiting into Ann Arbor these past few seasons and seem to be on the rise in the conference as well.