Junior-to-be Sydney Lofquist will transfer from USC to Wisconsin this fall, according to Wisconsin’s student-run DailyCardinal news organization.
Lofquist is primarily a distance freestyler and IM’er, meaning that she’ll help fill a big hole left by the graduation of All-American Danielle Valley.
Lofquist’s best times in yards:
- 100 free – 52.18
- 200 free – 1:47.76
- 500 free – 4:42.28
- 1000 free – 9:56.05
- 1650 free – 16:44.67
- 100 fly – 56.56
- 200 fly – 1:58.55
- 200 IM – 1:59.91
- 400 IM – 4:10.90
Among the entire short course and long course race lineup, she’s only swum one best time since arriving at USC – that came in the 200 free at a mid-season invite during her freshman season. Many of her best times, including the 500 free, came as just a high school junior.
As a sophomore in 2017, she didn’t race in the Pac-12 Championships after finishing in 3 B-finals as a freshman. If she gets back to her best times at Wisconsin, she would be a 50+ point scorer at the conference level.
Lofquist is on the young end of her class, having not turned 18 until September of her freshman year. This move will bring her closer to her home in Youngstown, Ohio.