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Turkish national team swimmer and record holder Aleyna Ozkan has announced her verbal commitment to swim at Duke University beginning in the 2020-2021 season. Her announcement can be found on her Instagram page:
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I am honored and excited to announce my verbal commitment to Duke University as part of their class of 2024. I chose Duke because I believe that I will be able to improve myself in and out of the pool in so many ways. Huge thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. GO BLUE DEVILS!!😈💙
Ozkan, who swims for the Fenerbahce Sports Club (Istanbul) and the Turkish Swimming Federation has stood out in multiple national and international competitions. At the 2018 LEN European Junior Championships, she earned a bronze medal in the 50m fly and she placed 8th in the 100m fly. Her 50 fly was fast enough to make her the current Turkish record-holder in the event. In 2017 she was a semi-finalist at the World Junior Championships in the 50 and 100 fly.
Top LCM Times:
- 50 fly 26.83
- 100 fly 1.00.08
- 50 free 27.57
- 100 free 1.00 04
- 200 free 2.10.65
Top SCM Times:
- 50 fly 26.53
- 100 fly 59.60
- 200 fly 2.14.19
She will be joining 5-time Maryland high school champion Catherine Belyakov.
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