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Allie Thome from Cypress, Texas has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas for 2021-22. She wrote on social media:
“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas. I want to thank my coaches, friends, family, and teammates for supporting me and helping me reach my goals. I can’t wait to be a razorback. #woopigsooie 🐗❤️”
Thome is a senior at Bridgeland High School where she is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. She swims year-round for Katy Aquatics and specializes in IM, free and fly. Thome is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 400 IM and a USA Swimming Futures qualifier in the 50/100/500 free and 100 fly. As a freshman swimming for Bridgeland at the 2018 Texas UIL 5A State Meet, she placed 5th in the 200 free (1:52.48) and 3rd in the 500 free (5:00.70). She competed at 2019 Winter Juniors West in the 200/400 IM and swam a lifetime best in the 100 fly in time trials. At College Station Sectionals in 2019 she notched PBs in the SCY 100/200 free and 400 IM and finaled in the 100/200 free and 200/400 IM. More recently, she competed at 2020 TWST Gulf Swimming Short Course Championships and came in either 1, 2nd or 3rd in the 10/100/200 free and 200/400 IM.
Her best SCY times include:
- 50 free – 24.18
- 100 free – 51.87
- 200 free – 1:51.43
- 500 free – 4:59.51
- 100 breast – 1:06.90
- 100 fly – 57.42
- 200 fly – 2:06.72
- 200 IM – 2:05.52
- 400 IM – 4:21.63
Arkansas women came in 10th at 2020 SEC Championships. Thome’s times are still a bit out of range of scoring for the Razorbacks at conference; it took 1:59.44/4:17.06 in the 200/400 IM and 49.34/1:47.03/4:48.29 in the 100/200/500 free to get second swims last season at the championship meet. Thome will enter the class of 2025 with Olivia Mendenhall and Rebecca Simpson.
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