Mason Butterflyer Anna Baker Sends Verbal Commitment to Xavier

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Anna Baker from Mason, Ohio will remain in-state to swim for Xavier University in the class of 2024. She will join Emma Jury, Erin Ritz, and Kate Lair next fall in Cincinnati.

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim for Xavier University. Thank you to my family, coaches, and friends who have helped me through this journey. Go Musketeers! 💙”

Baker is currently a senior at Bishop Fenwick High School in Middletown, Ohio. She specializes in butterfly and backstroke and has qualified for the 100 fly at Ohio State High School State Championships in each of her first three years. In 2019 she also qualified for the 100 back. She ended up 8th in the fly (57.18) and 24th in the back (59.93). Baker swims year-round for the Mason Manta Rays under coach Ken Heis. She competed at Geneva Futures this summer in the 100 fly, 200 fly, and 200 back and earned a PB in the 200 back.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 fly – 26.42
  • 100 fly – 56.27
  • 200 fly – 2:04.77
  • 100 back – 59.50
  • 200 back – 2:10.66
  • 200 IM – 2:12.89

Baker’s top fly times would have given the Musketeers a fourth A-finalist in the 100 and a third A-finalist in the 200 at 2019 Big East Championships. She will overlap a year with Taylor Hogan (55.31/2:00.88 last season).

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