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Phoenix Swim Club’s Mia Rankin has verbally committed to Ohio State University for fall 2021. Rankin is a rising senior at Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Ariz.
I chose Ohio State because of the incredible swim program, athlete benefits, and academics. Most importantly, I admired the team’s enthusiasm towards me as a recruit, and the great coaches that believe in me! Go Buckeyes!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 free – 1:53.15
- 500 free – 4:48.95
- 1000 free – 9:53.42
- 1650 free – 16:30.28
- 200 back – 2:03.86
- 200 breast – 2:17.89
- 200 IM – 2:02.96
- 400 IM – 4:15.63
At the 2019 Arizona D1 HS state champs, Rankin was runner-up in the 200 IM and placed third in the 500 free. She also has competed at the 2018 Winter National Champs and the 2019 US Open this past December.
Rankin is a versatile distance specialist with a great 400 IM, a swimmer archetype that has had a lot of success at OSU in the last few years (think Meg Bailey, Molly Kowal, Kathrin Demler, Kristen Romano, to name a few).
The OSU women are coming off of a huge Big Ten conference title, the program’s first since 1986. With her lifetime bests, Rankin would’ve been a B-finalist in the 400 IM at the 2020 Big Ten Champs, and she would’ve placed 14th in the mile.
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