Versatile Danielle Cramer Verbally Commits to Minnesota for 2020-21

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Danielle Cramer, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Milton, Wisconsin, has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota for 2020-21. She will join Elle Niebuhr, Holley Dennis, Katia Soudakova, Megan Van Berkom, and Pyper Doo in the class of 2024. Cramer is a versatile swimmer who excels in back, fly, and IM. Last fall she placed 15th in the 200 IM (2:08.54) and 5th in the 100 back (56.11) at the Wisconsin High School Division 1 State Championships.

In club swimming, where she represents J-Hawk Aquatic Club, Cramer competed at 2019 NCSA Spring Championship. She finaled in the 100/200 back and updated her best times in the 50/200 back, 50/100 fly, and 200 IM. At Summer NCSAs, she notched PBs in the LCM 50/100/200 back and 50/200 fly

“I am so excited to announce my commitment to swim at the University of Minnesota! With amazing coaches, academics, and teammates, I couldn’t feel more at home! I can’t wait to be a gopher!! #SkiUMah”

Top SCY times:

  • 200 back- 1:59.43
  • 100 back- 55.44
  • 200 fly- 2:05.27
  • 100 fly- 56.55
  • 200 IM- 2:06.88
  • 400 IM- 4:29.90
  • 100 free- 52.95

Cramer’s top times are just outside scoring range at the conference level. It took 54.31/1:58.80 to get a second swim in the 100/200 backstroke and 54.50/2:00.65 to score in butterfly. Cramer will overlap one year with Emily Cook who placed 11th in the 100 back and 17th in the 200 back at 2019 B1G Women’s Championships. Chantal Nack (2nd in 200 back) and Tevyn Waddell (4th in 100 back, 4th in 200 back, 3rd in 100 fly) were seniors last year.

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