Hawaiian Jasmine Mau has made her verbal commitment to the Cal Golden Bears, giving Teri McKeever the number 3 100 yard butterflier in the class of 2014.
Mau is sort of the opposite of many of the high-profile recruits that Cal has had in the last few years. While she’s more than capable in the backstroke (54.44 best in 100 yards), she’s primarily a sprint butterflier.
Her 52.77 in yards would’ve made her the first swimmer out of the B-Final at last year’s NCAA Championship meet, as would have her 1:56.60 in the 200 fly. At Hawaii’s high school state championship meet last year, she was 23.22 on the medley relay (and she didn’t seem to be quite fully tapered there).
That’s where her really big immediate impact might come. She could be good enough as a freshman to knock out the bevy of other Cal sprint butterfliers from that leg of the 200 medley relay.
She’s also a very good sprint freestyler, with best times of 22.70 and 49.04 in the 50 and 100 yard freestyles.
Mau’s drop-off in times from short course to long course shows that she should still have a lot of development left in her (she’s only been 1:01.70 in the 100 fly in long course).
Mau swims for the Kamehameha Swim Club and Punahou High School, where she was the state champion last year in both the 200 IM and the 100 fly.
The Cal women have been a little quiet in the last week where so many have committed, but have already gotten commitments from top sprinters Cierra Runge and Catherine Ladd.