Iowa HS Runner-Up Grace Frericks Verbals to Kentucky (2022)

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Grace Frericks of the Black Hawk Area Swim Team has verbally committed to Kentucky for fall 2022. Frericks is a junior at Cedar Falls High School in Iowa.

I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky to further my academic and swimming career. Thank you to my family, friends & coaches for the endless support. GO CATS!!


  • 50 free – 23.40
  • 100 free – 51.30
  • 200 free – 1:50.81
  • 100 back – 55.06
  • 200 back – 2:00.24
  • 100 fly – 55.85

At the 2020 Iowa HS State Championships, Frericks finished runner-up in the 50 free (23.56) and was third in the 100 back (55.42), close to bests in both. She’s been top three in the 100 back and top four in the 50 free since the 2018 meet when she was a freshman.

Kentucky has quite a reputation for backstroke, and they’re currently led in that discipline by sophomore Caitlin Brooks (51.5/1:51.5) and junior Sophie Sorenson (52.7/1:52.3). Sorenson is also an Iowa-to-UK transplant.

Frericks joins Breckin Gormley, Jordan Agliano and Lydia Hanlon in Kentucky’s class of 2026.

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Mark Corley
2 years ago

Yahoo! Go CF!!

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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