Penn State Gets Verbal Commitment from VHSL 5A Champ, Camryn Barry

Anne Lepesant
by Anne Lepesant 1

September 05th, 2016 News

Virginia’s Camryn Barry announced via her Twitter account that she had made a verbal commitment to Pennsylvania State University for 2017-18.

“SO excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim at Penn State!! can’t wait to be a nittany lion!!” [sic]

A senior at Briar Woods High School, Barry won the 100 free (51.20) and was runner-up in the 200 free (1:52.09) at the 2016 VHSL 5A State Swimming and Diving Championships. She also led off Briar Woods’ medley relay (27.18) and anchored their 400 free relay (51.83). Barry spent her first two years of high school at Southern California’s Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and was a member of the CIF-SS Division I record-breaking 400 free relay in 2015 that finished second in the country, behind only Carmel Swim Club.

Barry swims for Nation’s Capital Swim Club and specializes in free and back. Her top times, all of which would have landed in Penn State’s top 10 in 2015-16, are as follows:

50 back 26.44 31.15
100 back 56.73 1:06.71
200 back 2:03.90 2:24.47
50 free 23.86 27.51
100 free 51.20 59.63
200 free 1:50.75 2:07.47

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Coach Rich Blanc, Santa Margarita Catholic High Sc

Congratulations Camryn! So happy for you. We miss you out here in CA, but are very proud of you. All the best at Penn State.

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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