Iona Gaels Pick Up Verbal Commitment from Versatile Gabriel Finch

Columbus, Ohio’s Gabriel Finch has verbally committed to swim for Iona College in New Rochelle, New York beginning next fall. Finch is a senior at Thomas Worthington High School, where he swims free, back, fly, and IM.

“I am proud to announce my commitment to Iona College! I felt right at home the second I stepped on campus and met the team. The coaches Nick and Tony made it clear early on they wanted a MAAC championship and I can’t wait to be a part of that! Go Gaels!”

Finch represented Worthington High at the 2016 Ohio Division I Central District Championships last February, swimming in the 100 back and 100 fly. He also swims year-round for Worthington Swim Club and was the 2015 Ohio Senior Meet champion in the 200 IM. Finch had a strong showing throughout his junior year, significantly improving across the board and posting new times in all his best events. During short course he earned PRs in 50 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM. This summer he achieved best LCM times in the 50/400m free, 100/200m back, 100/200m breast, 100m fly, and 200m IM.

Here are his best events, with year-over-year improvements:

    Junior Year (2016) Sophomore Year (2015)
200 IM SCY 1:55.59 2:09.93
400 IM SCY 4:19.01 4:31.69
100 BK SCY 52.90 55.71
200 BK SCY 1:54.29 1:57.58
100 FL SCY 51.96 55.98
200 FL SCY 1:59.20 2:06.07
100 BK LCM 1:01.45 1:03.56
200 BK LCM 2:13.78 2:17.43
100 FL LCM 1:00.86 1:03.37
200 FL LCM 2:18.72
200 IM LCM 2:21.11 2:21.11

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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