WashU Picks Up Breaststroker Saya Ryan for Fall 2021

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Saya Ryan of Burlingame Aquatic Club has committed to Washington University in St. Louis for this coming fall. Ryan is a senior at Crystal Springs Uplands High School in California.

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Washington University in St. Louis! A huge thank you to Coach Ben, my teammates, friends, and family for their unwavering support. I am so grateful for this opportunity and can’t wait for my next 4 years as a WashU Bear!”

TOP TIMES (SCY)

  • 100 breast – 1:08.52
  • 200 breast – 2:26.90
  • 200 IM – 2:17.71

Ryan, primarily a breaststroker, has CA/NV sectional cuts in the 200 breast and the 100 LCM breast. Her best times in both breaststrokes came in March 2020, just a week or so before the pandemic started in the U.S.

Last season, Ryan would’ve been #5 on the WashU roster in both breaststrokes. She would’ve scored in both breaststroke C-finals at the 2020 UAA Championships, where the Bears placed fourth overall.

Ryan joins Isabella Barrientos in WashU’s incoming class of 2025.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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