Ohio State Picks Up Phoenix Swim Club’s Mia Rankin for Fall 2021

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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!


  • 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 BaileyMolly KowalKathrin 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.

Rankin joins a strong class of 2025 for OSU which includes Nyah Funderburke, Teresa Ivan, Gwen WoodburyMackenzie DeWittMairin O’BrienPaige Hall, and Malia Rausch.

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2 years ago

Congrats! Welcome to Buckeye Nation Mia!!

Sean Justice
2 years ago


2 years ago

Awesome kid

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