Multi-sport Athlete Madelyn Sursi to Swim at Eastern Michigan in 2021-22

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Mooresville, North Carolina native Madelyn Sursi has announced her commitment to swim at Eastern Michigan University beginning in the fall of 2021.

“I chose EMU because it combines everything I want in a school. Amazing coach, great team which I got to know on zoom, beautiful facilities and great academics. I can’t wait to get to Ypsilanti in the fall and start my career! Go eagles!!”

Sursi is a senior at Lake Norman High School where she was a multi-sport athlete until last year. At the time, she wrote on her NCSA profile: “I am a junior at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, NC and I was a multi-sport athlete up until this year.  My Uncle and 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Head Coach, Dave Durden, has helped over the years further ignited my passion to be a collegiate swimmer.  This year, I have switched to SwimMAC Carolina so I can continue to develop physically, technically, and mentally to help me prepare to be a strong collegiate swimmer. I want my fifth year of year-round swimming to push me to my highest potential and I’m extremely motivated. I have continued to improve my times in my best events every year.”

Sursi specializes in breast, fly, and free. She made the I-MECK 4A Winter All-Conference team for 2019-20 in the 50 free and as a member of the 400 free relay. Just after her junior year high school season, she notched lifetime bests in the 50/100 free at the North Carolina Swimming Senior Short Course Championships. She also competed in the 100/200 breast and 100 fly. Sursi updated her times in all three of those events in December at the North Carolina 18&U Winter Championships.

Best SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 1:06.78
  • 200 breast – 2:28.48
  • 100 fly – 58.12
  • 50 free – 24.58
  • 100 free – 54.83

EMU competes in the Mid-American Conference. At last season’s MAC Championships, it took 1:04.31/2:21.04 in the breaststroke, 55.80 in the fly, and 23.52/51.49 to score in the top-16. She will join Abby Szadorski, Ashley George, and Olivia Clarino in the class of 2025.

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