Michigan Gets A Verbal from California’s Emily Eastin for 2016

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Right when her older sister Ella is getting her collegiate career started at Stanford, Emily Eastin has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Michigan:

“I believe The University of Michigan will provide me with an amazing college experience through world class academics and athletics. I am so excited to compete at the college level and become a part of the wolverine family. GO BLUE!”

Eastin is a senior at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, California. She has been instrumental in the Saints’ three division championship titles over the last three years: 2015 CIF-SS Division II, 2014 CIF-SS Division III, and 2013 CIF-SS Division III. The Crean women also finished second in the inaugural all-state California meet this past May, where individually, Eastin placed second in the 100 back. At CIF a week earlier, she won the 100 fly (54.24) and 100 back (53.81) and led off Crean’s 200 medley (25.02) and 400 free (51.44) relays.

Eastin also swims under coach Steve Pickell at SOCAL Aquatics Association. Her best times over the last year include:

  SCY LCM
50 back 25.02 29.44
100 back 53.54 1:02.19
200 back 1:57.89 2:16.58
100 fly 54.24 1:02.54
100 free 50.92 59.34

Eastin will be an immediate contributor to the Wolverines’ back/fly group; her 100 back time would have been right at the A/B-final bubble at 2015 B1G Championships, while her 100 fly and 200 back would have scored in the B and C finals, respectively.

Michigan has had a strong early response from commits to the men’s team, and now it looks like the women are starting to line up for Coach Mike Bottom’s squad. Eastin joins fellow commit, fly/free specialist Vanessa Krause, in the University of Michigan Class of 2020.

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Michigan is a great school, Emily will do wonderful there and is a big catch for them.

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