Farmington Hills, Michigan’s Ashley Turak has announced her verbal commitment to attend Indiana University-Bloomington beginning in the fall of 2019. She will join Emily Weiss, who pledged her commitment to the Hoosiers’ class of 2023 last summer.
“I chose IU because the coaching staff and the team are extremely welcoming and made me feel at home instantly. The campus is lovely and the program is very supportive and opening! I believe that this school has so much to offer in terms of academics and athletics. Go Hoosiers!”
A junior at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Turak is a NISCA All-American who recently broke the Michigan High School Division I record in the 50 free and came within .45 of the 100 free record at the 2017 MHSAA Division I Girls Championship in November. Turak won the 50 free (22.38) and 100 free (49.79) individually, then led off Harrison Farmington’s winning 200 free relay (22.51) and anchored their state-champion 400 free relay (48.89).
Editor’s note: When Michigan split from 2 classes to 3 classes after the 2006 meet, rather than assigning the existing records to the new classes, the old records were ‘retired,’ and a new record set was created. Kara Lynn Joyce’s 22.04 will live forever, even when someone eventually swims faster. It still currently is the ‘All Divisions” record.
Turak swims year-round for dROP Aquatics. She competed at Winter Juniors East in the 50/100 free and 100 fly. Since the beginning of her junior year, Turak has notched PBs in the 50/100/200 free, 100/200 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200/400 IM. Most of those best times come from meets she has swum this spring, including Akron Sectionals last weekend.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 22.38
- 100 free – 49.79
- 200 free – 1:50.90
- 100 back – 56.62
- 100 fly – 56.18
I am extremely excited to announce that I have verbally committed to Indiana University to continue studying and to further my swim career! #gohoosiers ?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/vkuwFEISZ7
— ash (@ashleyturak5) March 26, 2018
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