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Distance freestyler Maddy Grafmiller of Blue Tide Aquatics in Kingwood, Texas, has verbally committed to Virginia Tech for next fall.
I am so ecstatic to announce my decision to verbally commit to swim and study at Virginia Tech!! 🧡 I would like to thank everyone who has helped me during this process: my parents, my teammates, my friends, and my coaches! I would also like to say thank you to Coach Jacy and Coach Sergio for making me feel so welcomed and to the college coaches who helped me along the way. I am so excited to begin this new chapter of my life and join the Hokie family!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 free – 1:53.22
- 500 free – 4:54.88
- 1000 free – 10:06.03
- 1650 free – 16:59.30
Grafmiller, a rising senior at Atascocita High School, was a finalist at the 2020 Texas 6A Championships. There, she placed eighth in the 500 free, while she also swam on both of Atascocita’s free relays. Grafmiller also made the A-final in the 500 free in 2019 as a sophomore, placing sixth.
At the 2019 Southern Zone Sectional Champs last summer, Grafmiller finished second in the 1500 free (17:25.68), third in the 800 (9:13.88) and third in the 400 (4:29.53). Most recently, at the 2020 Speedo Sectionals – College Station in February/March, Grafmiller hit lifetime bests in the 800 (9:01.09) and 1500 (17:18.02), dropping 11 seconds in the 800 and seven in the 1500.
Last year, rising junior Loulou Vos (4:46/16:25) and rising sophomore Brooke Travis (4:47/16:27) led the Hokies in distance. VT has a very strong freestyle group incoming in their class of 2024, including Brooke Travis’s sister #16 Chase Travis (4:41.7/16:05), Top 20-HM Emma Atkinson (1:45.7/4:51.3) and Spain’s Nadia Gonzalez (2:02.0/4:20.1 LCM).
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