Molly Washko Gives Verbal To The Ohio State University

Ohio State will keep another female swimmer in state. Molly Washko has given a verbal commitment to Bill Dorenkott and Liz Hinkleman to be a Buckeye next fall.

Washko is a Ohio native, from Strongsville, which is just south of the Cleveland area. She swims for SwimStrongsville under Head Coach Thomas Stacy.

Primarily a breaststroke and freestyle specialists, her best times are 29.0/1:03.2 in the 50/100 breaststroke and 23.4/52.3 in the 50/100 freestyle. She’s a little better in long course, with a 27.6 50 freestyle and 1:12.1 100 breaststroke.

Her breaststroke is her strongest stroke. She finished 14th overall this summer in the 100 breaststroke at the 2013 USA Swimming Junior Nationals. Her 100 breaststroke has come along way throughout high school, so her potential to keep developing in that plus her other events is high.

Dorenkott has a young group of breaststrokers already. Washko will add to that training group as they all continue to develop over their four years into the top of the Big Ten Conference.

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