USC Gets Verbal Commitment From Pine Crest Sprinter Andrea Santander

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Andrea Santander of Pine Crest School and Pine Crest Swim Team in Fort Lauderdale Florida has announced her commitment to swim for the University of Southern California as a part of the class of 2024. Santander currently has a personal best 200 freestyle time from 2017 that is fast enough for an NCAA ‘B’ cut and a 100 freestyle that is only .18 off of the B standard.


“I am so excited to announce that I am committed to swim and study at the University of Southern California! I want to thank my coaches, family and friends for helping me and supporting me throughout this journey. I can’t wait to be a part of the Trojan Family! FIGHT ON! #USC2024”


At the FHSAA 1A State Championship meet, Andrea swam the 100 free and the 200 IM, winning the 100 free (49.69) and taking second place in the 200 IM. In 2018 she swam at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East where her best finish was 36th in the 50-yard freestyle.

Best Times in Yards:

  • 50 Free – 22.99*(relay leadoff)
  • 100 Free – 49.69
  • 200 Free – 1:47.02*
  • 200 IM – 2:01.34

*denotes time from 2017

When Andrea arrives at USC in 2020 only one member of the 800 free relay team that took bronze at the 2019 Women’s NCAA National Championships, Lacticia-Leigh Tnsom, will not have graduated yet, which could leave the door open for Andrea to get some national exposure as a relay member as early as her freshman year. She will also get a chance to train with All American, and Pine Crest alum, Marta Ciesla. Andrea will join #5 Kaitlyn Dobler, #19 Anicka Delgado, and Canadian star Jade Hannah as a part of the class of 2024.

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