Liberty Flames Grab Verbal From Minnesota’s Colleen Donlin

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CCSA powerhouse Liberty University has grabbed Minnesota recruit Colleen Donlin for their class of 2020.

Donlin comes out of Wayzata High School in Wayzata, Minnesota, the defending state champs in the big-school AA class. She also swims for Life Time Minnesota in the club realm.

Donlin’s Top Times

  • 50 yard free: 23.37
  • 100 yard free: 50.87

Those times would have put Donlin into scoring range at last year’s CCSA Championships, where Liberty finished 2nd. The Flames won the conference title in 2014, knocking off perennial winners Florida Gulf Coast, and that rivalry will continue with both teams loading up on recruits for their future rosters.

Donlin would have been a CCSA A Finalist in the 100 free and would have been just outside the top 8 in the 50.

Liberty is on a run of dominance through the sprint freestyles, with 6 different swimmers scoring in both the 50 and 100 free last season. Donlin should help bolster that group through the graduations of Cori Gary, Meghan Babcock and Chloe Thomas (all seniors last year) and Kendall Hough (a senior this season).

Donlin is within a week of her own high school state championship meet. She was 3rd in the 50 and 4th in the 100 last year, plus anchored the state championship 200 medley relay for Wayzata.

She announced her commitment on Twitter this week:

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