Mackenzie Halligan of Current Swimming in Bend, Oregon, has made verbally committed to join the Colorado State University Rams in the fall of 2015.
“After visiting lots of great Universities, I chose Colorado State because of the quality education, the quality coaching and the quality atmosphere that the girls on the team create! I am looking forward to training and racing for Coach Woodard and the girls on the team instantly made me feel like part of their family. I am excited to be part of the CSU Ramily!!! Go Rams!”
Halligan is a senior at Bend’s Summit High School. She was an integral part of Summit’s team title at the 2014 Oregon Class 5A State Championships, placing second in the 500 free and anchoring both their first-place 200 free and 400 free relays.
Halligan’s top short course times over the last two seasons have been:
100y fly – 57.24
200y fly – 2:04.29
200y IM – 2:08.21
400y IM – 4:23.50
200y free – 1:53.35
500y free – 4:56.87
1000y free – 10:10.62
1650y free – 16:55.37
Halligan is versatile enough that she should be able to race where the Rams need her most. The Western Athletic Conference only scores two finals at their championship meet, although they swim three. From a scoring perspective, Halligan would have added points to the Rams’ total in the 400 IM (where they had no one score) and the 1650 free (where they picked up points at 9th). She also would have made the unscored C-final in the 200 fly and 500 free.
Colorado State is putting together an impressive recruiting class this year with Halligan, Kelsey Lawton, and Ryli Waisanen.