Last year’s #1-ranked recruit graduated early, leaving this class a little thinner than it was. But new #1 Kate Douglass is a tailor-made NCAA prospect with sprint speed across all four strokes – and she’s part of a monster recruiting class for one rising NCAA program.
Three days after Morgan Scott entered the NCAA transfer portal, freshman teammate Julia Wolf has followed suit.
Summer Smith whacked 5 seconds off her previous lifetime best and is now the fastest 15-year old in the country this season.
Alexis Doherty from Georgia’s Apalachee High School and Brad Akins YMCA Barracudas will swim at Indiana University in the fall.
Read all about our Weekly Wonders from the weekend of November 16-18, 2018.
Besides Ackerman (above), Ashley Turak, an Indiana University recruit for next year, threw down a stunning 47.63 to anchor the Farmington – Harrison’s relay to victory and new records. That swim will be the last in program history.
MISCA has announced its state-wide girls’ “Dream Team” for 2018.
Cora Dupre of Mariemont High School and Mason Manta Rays in Cincinnati, Ohio will swim for Indiana University next fall.
Carla Gildersleeve from Franklin Regional Swim Team and Franklin Community High School will remain in-state to swim for Indiana University beginning with the 2019-20 school year.
Grace Pangburn from Carmel High School and Carmel Swim Club has made a verbal commitment to in-state Indiana University for 2019-20.
Ryley Ober, who swims for Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team and Bayshore High School in Bradenton, Florida, has verbally committed to Indiana University’s class of 2023.
Ashley Turak, a junior at Harrison High School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, has verbally committed to swim for Indiana University in the class of 2023.
Regan Smith threw down an unreal 1:48.30 200 back on night one of the 2018 Central Zone Sectionals in Akron, Ohio.
There were many record-breaking performances, including MHSAA state records, Division 1 state records, and pool records.