Sarah Thompson, Rémi Fabiani, and Danny Kovac all posted impressive swims during the Day 1 finals, which were filled with top-in-the-country performances.
Northwestern’s Ashley Strouse is capable of coming in and scoring at the NCAA level right away with elite best times in the freestyle events.
Merkel was a double A-finalist at the 2019 Minnesota AA HS State Championships, placing third in the 200 IM (2:04.26) and sixth in the 100 fly (56.19).
Canadian butterfly specialist Catherine Minic has committed to the Hawkeyes for 2021-22 and beyond.
The University of Iowa has picked up their first verbal commitment from the class of 2021, Minnesota native Brecken Merkel.