Cypress, Texas-based Luke Bowman has made a verbal commitment to the University of Texas Longhorns for the 2017-18 season.
“I am excited to attend a great university and swim for a legendary program and coach. This has been a dream of mine since I started swimming, and I know that there is no better group of swimmers and coaches that will push me to work hard and get faster. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.”
— Luke Bowman (@lukebowm) September 21, 2016
Bowman is a senior at Cypress Ranch High School. He has had an outstanding past two seasons, achieving personal bests in every single event, including the 50 free and 100 back swimming for Cypress Ranch his junior year. Bowman also swims for Team FINS, and was particularly successful this past long course season at the Southern Zone Senior Championships in Mississippi. He dropped time in all six events, earning national cuts in four of them (50/100m free, 100/200m back).
Bowman had a breakthrough year in 2015-16. A sampling of his top events and the time drops he had are as follows:
|100 back||52.91 (-0.9)||58.75 (-3.7)|
|200 back||1:55.07 (-2.9)||2:08.37 (-4.0)|
|50 free||21.89 (n.m.)||24.14 (-0.8)|
|100 free||47.03 (-1.7)||52.71 (-2.1)|
|200 free||1:41.04 (-2.8)||1:56.89 (-1.8)|
|200 IM||1:56.82 (-3.2)||2:10.94 (-4.6)|
If the past year is any indication of his future potential, Bowman could be the surprise recruit of the Longhorns’ class of 2021.
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