Texas Adds Verbals from Brendan McCourt, Victor Tremblay to Class of 2024

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The University of Texas men’s swimming and diving class of 2024, which already has received verbal pledges from Carson Foster, Coby Carrozza, and Ethan Heasley, picked up another couple of commitments from diver Brendan McCourt and swimmer Victor Tremblay.

Brendan McCourt

A junior at Emmaus High School in Emmaus, Pennsylvania, McCourt is the Pennsylvania Class 3A state champion in 1-meter diving. He dominated the event at the PIAA state meet with 542.75 points, winning by a margin of 55.3 points. He placed seventh in 2018 as a sophomore (445.70) and came into this year’s meet seeded eighth. McCourt dives year-round with West Chester Diving. A NISCA/Speedo Diving All American, he is a five-time USA Diving National Qualifier (2018: 1m, 3m; 2017: 1m, Platform; 2014-2016: 1m) He was a finalist on the 1-meter board at 2018 Junior World Trials, and placed 12th in 1-meter diving at USA Diving 2017 National Championship. He is a five-time USA Diving Zones Qualifier (2014-2018: 1m and 3m springboard).

McCourt is also on the Emmaus High JV soccer team and a member of National Honor Society.

Victor Tremblay

Photo courtesy of Caroline Tremblay

Tremblay is a junior at Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas. He was runner-up in the 200 free (1:38.01) and took 5th in the 100 free (45.75) at the 2019 Texas UIL 6A State Championships. He earned best times in both events at the state meet. Last year he finished 8th in the 100 free (47.00) and 6th in the 200 free (1:41.05).

“I’m super thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to study and swim at the University of Texas,” Tremblay said. “I want to thank my family, friends, and my coaches for helping me to achieve this opportunity by inspiring me along the way. I’m very excited to be a part of a school with such a great athletic and academic program! Hook ‘em!”

Tremblay swims year-round with Blue Tide Aquatics. In December, he swam the 100/200 free and 100 back at Winter Juniors West, going a PB in the backstroke. He added lifetime bests in the SCY 500 free, 100 fly and 200 IM and the LCM 400 free (in finals) at College Station Sectionals in February. His best LCM times come from the 2018 NCSA Summer Championship, where he improved in the 50/100/200 free, 100 fly, and 200/400 IM.

A dual-national in the U.S. and Sweden, Tremblay competed at Swedish Nationals last summer. He anchored the 4×100 free relay (53.1) for the club team Jönköping SS, winning first place for Juniors (21 and under).

Top SCY times:

  • 100 free – 45.35
  • 200 free – 1:38.01
  • 500 free – 4:33.33
  • 100 back – 50.77
  • 200 IM – 1:54.07

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PsychoDad

Eddie, Eddie, take it easy, man. Leave a walkon space for psychoson that will be 20.50 (50 free), 48 (100 back), 56 (100 breast), 1:48 200 back and 6’3” by January. Don’t tell me later you did not know.

horninco

No limit for walk-ons right?

In theory, no. But, at every college I know of, there is a maximum roster size – having to do with maintaining gender balance across the athletics departments.

Yolo

Ohio State must not have one then…

Superfan

Eddie used to keep a HUGE squad but in recent years much more manageable but still big

werhorn

Pretty sure that applies to scholarships and not rosters.

I can’t speak universally, but no, many schools apply these principles to roster sizes. This can matter if they’re trying to meet the “opportunities” prong of Title IX compliance. Also remember that non-scholarship athletes aren’t free. They receive an allocation of equipment costs, academic support costs, sports science center costs, food, stipends, etc.

Taa

Maybe you should rent the movie Waterboy and watch it with your son

Big Bird

He will be the most improved swimmer on the planet if he hits those times next season compared to his times this season. But you never know

DrSwimPhil

Isn’t he just going to go somewhere else with the plan to transfer in a year?

That guy

Any chance he is related to one of the greatest men on the planet…. Ethan Tremblay?

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