A pair of lauded recruits in Auburn’s incoming freshman class of 2021 Lexie Mulvihill and Abby McCulloh have both been released from their National Letters of Intent, SEC coaches were informed this week.
McCulloh, an honorable mention recruit in the class of 2021, and Mulvihill, a “Best of the Rest” honoree as a sprinter, were part of one of the best recruiting classes in the country for the Tigers. That class also includes #14 Rebekah Hamilton and #19 Ellie Waldrep.
McCulloh told SwimSwam on Friday that she had not yet made a decision about where she was going to swim in college, saying that she’s taking some time to evaluate her options.
The outgoing coach Taylor came to Auburn with primarily a reputation with distance freestylers like McCulloh. Capable from 500-and-up, McCulloh is a very good long course swimmer with international potential.
This makes Wochomurka’s rebuilding challenge at his alma mater Auburn a bit more difficult. At March’s 2021 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, neither the Auburn men nor women scored. For the dominant team of the 2000s in college swimming, the last time neither the men or women scored was in the 1980s.
Mulvihill trains with Tampa Elite Aquatics in Tampa, Florida where she attends George Steinbrenner High School. McCulloh trains with Swim Atlanta and attends Parkview High School in suburban Atlanta, Georgia.