Tennessee Snags 2x Illinois State HS Champion Alexis Yager for 2017-18

Batavia, Illinois-native Alexis Yager has verbally committed to swim at the University of Tennessee beginning with the 2017-18 season. A senior at Rosary High School in Aurora, Illinois, Yager swims for Academy Bullets Swim Club.

“I chose Tennessee because of the family environment, outstanding coaches, and academic opportunities. So happy to be a Lady Vol, Go Vols!”

Yager was a 4-event qualifier for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials this summer; she placed 63rd in the 100m breast, 84th in the 200m breast, 61st in the 200m IM, and 29th in the 400m IM. From there she went on to have a stellar meet at U.S. Open. She dropped 3.1 seconds and won the C final of the 200m breast, dropped .6 in the 100m breast to win another C final, and went a best time by a tick in the 200m IM to place 18th overall.

In short course season she won her second consecutive 200y IM at the IHSA Girls Swimming State Meet and placed fourth in the 100y breast, scoring important points that helped Rosary win the state team title. Her top times are as follows:

50 breast 29.41 33.14
100 breast 1:01.91 1:10.52
200 breast 2:14.29 2:32.12
200 IM 2:01.34 2:18.37
400 IM 4:17.04 4:51.28

Tennessee has so far put together one of the top recruiting classes this season. In addition to that of Yager, the Vols have received verbal commitments from Amanda Nunan, Bailey Grinter, Megan Sichterman, and Nikol Popov.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].


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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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