Orinda’s Taylor Thomas Commits to Pepperdine for 2020-21

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Taylor Thomas of Pleasant Hill, California has announced her verbal commitment to Pepperdine University for the 2020-21 school year.

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to Pepperdine University! Thank you so much to my family, coaches, and teammates for helping me along this journey and making my dreams come true. I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity and I can’t wait for the next four years! Go Waves!!”

Thomas is a senior at College Park High School. She swims year-round for Orinda Aquatics. At last spring’s CIF North Coast Section Championships, she placed 14th in the 100 fly (58.53). She’d gone best times in the 100 free (54.59) and 100 fly (57.48) at the league championships a week earlier. This summer she improved her LCM lifetime bests in the 50 fly, 100 back, 50 free, and 200 free; the latter two were at Western Zone Senior Championships in Clovis.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 fly – 57.48
  • 200 fly – 2:09.88
  • 100 back – 58.34
  • 200 back – 2:07.17

Pepperdine women came in second at the 2019 PCSC Championships. Taylor’s best times would have added to the Waves’ tally as she would have made the A finals of the 100 fly, 200 fly (with then-freshman Haley Bergthold), 100 back (with then-sophomore Amy Griffin), and 200 back (with junior Megan Minor). Taylor will overlap with Bergthold and Griffin.

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