Winter Juniors Qualifier Luke Shourds (2021) Verbally Commits to Louisville

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Luke Shourds from Bowling Green, Kentucky has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Louisville for 2021-22. He will join John Bossler in the class of 2025.

“I am extremely thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic careers at the University of Louisville! I want to thank my parents, family, teammates, and coaches for getting me to where I am today in and out of the pool. I also want to thank Coach Albiero and everyone else on the Louisville staff for giving me this amazing opportunity. I’m pumped to be part of the Cardinal Family!! Go Cards!!!🔴⚫️🔴”

A junior at Greenwood High School, Shourds specializes in IM and breaststroke and is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 100/200 breast and the 200 IM. He placed 6th in the 200 IM (1:54.40) and 10th in the 100 breast (58.27) as a sophomore at the Kentucky High School State Championships last February. Shourds does his year-round swimming with RACE Aquatics Swim Club. He had a big summer, dropping significant amounts of time in his main events (-2.7 seconds in the 200m IM; -2.3 in the 400m IM; -1.8 in the 200m breast; -1.2 in the 100m breast) as well as in the 100m fly (-11.4 seconds), 100m free (-4.3 seconds), and 50 free (-2.2 seconds). Many of those drops came at the Kentucky Swimming LSC Senior Long Course State Championships where he won the 100 free (53.28), was runner-up in the 200 IM (2:09.03) and 400 IM (4:38.95), and placed 3rd in the 100 breast (1:06.21) and 200 breast (2:25.83), 4th in the 50 free (24.56), and 5th in the 100 fly (57.97).

Best SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 57.09
  • 200 breast – 2:05.72
  • 200 IM – 1:52.81
  • 400 IM – 4:00.76
  • 100 fly – 51.49
  • 100 back – 52.93
  • 100 free – 47.64

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1 year ago

Times for this guy don’t matter, he is a FANTASTIC person. GO CARDS!

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