Katie McBratney Switches Commitment from ASU to BYU

Arizona-native Katie McBratney, previously committed to Arizona State, has switched her verbal commitment to Brigham Young University.

“After a lot of decision making and excitement, I’m even more excited to reannounce my verbal commitment to Brigham Young University. Sometimes we don’t see what’s best until it’s right in front of us. Rise and Shout. Go Cougs🐾!!

McBratney swims for Pitchfork Aquatics and American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek, Arizona. She led her school to a fourth-place team finish at the 2017 Arizona Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, winning the 200 free (1:50.82) and 100 breast (1:02.72) and swimming legs on the runner-up 200 medley and 200 free relays.

In club swimming, McBratney focuses mainly on breast, IM and mid-distance free. She is a U.S. Open qualifier in the 200 breast, a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100 breast, and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200/400 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 1:02.40
  • 200 breast – 2:15.01
  • 200 IM – 2:01.43
  • 400 IM – 4:20.69
  • 200 free – 1:50.17
  • 500 free – 4:54.34

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best and a quote to [email protected].

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Sun Devil Swim Fan
3 years ago

Only her & her family know why. Wishing her the best at BYU!!

Wowo
3 years ago

Leave bob bowman for…. BYU?

huctim
Reply to  Wowo
3 years ago

Maybe the parents weren’t comfortable with the recent uncovering of Bowman’s extracurricular activities. I’m sure she wont be the last

wowo
Reply to  huctim
3 years ago

If that’s the case, she’s stepping way down in terms of program and coaching prestige and success.

dodo
Reply to  wowo
3 years ago

Well BYU does have a very respectable coaching staff including the well-known and accomplished Shari Skabelund and John Brooks. They also have the young and energetic Jordan Fletcher. Many athletes have done well in their program, especially recently.

Cal Golden Bears
Reply to  wowo
3 years ago

Well BYU does have a very respectable coaching staff. They have the well-known and accomplished sprint coach, Shari Skabelund and Head Coach John Brooks. Many swimmers have succeeded and improved in their program with some of them even serving 2-year missions.

Cal Golden Bears
Reply to  wowo
3 years ago

Well BYU does have a very respectable coaching staff. They have the well-known and accomplished sprint coach, Shari Skabelund and Head Coach John Brooks. Many swimmers have improved in their program with some of them even serving 2-year missions. Just giving credit where credit is due.

BYU swim fan
3 years ago

How exciting!

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