YNats Finalist Breaststroker Sydney McCracken Sends Verbal Pledge to Nebraska

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Sydney McCracken from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Nebraska women’ swimming and diving team for the 2021-22 school year and beyond.

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Nebraska! A huge thank you to my family, friends, and coaches for all of the amazing support! I can’t wait to be a Husker!! GO BIG RED! ❤️🌽”

McCracken attends Kennett High School and swims year-round with Kennett Area YMCA. At the truncated 2020 PIAA Class AA Championships this spring, she came in 2nd in the 100 breast (1:03.03) and 15th in the 200 IM (2:07.97), notching a lifetime best in the former. She swam the 50/100 free and 50/100/200 breast last summer at YMCA National Long Course Championships and made finals in the 50 breast (14th) and 100 breast (24th).

Top SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 1:03.03
  • 200 breast – 2:24.77
  • 200 IM – 2:05.26
  • 50 free – 24.81
  • 100 free – 53.11

McCracken will join the Cornhuskers with fellow class of 2025 commits Beatriz Padrón, Ilaria Murzilli, JoJo Randby, Madi Lloyd, and Maia Hall. She would have been one of the five fastest breaststrokers on the Nebraska roster last season and will join a training group that includes junior Morgan Heasty and freshmen Allison Henry, Catie Pentlarge, and Ella Stein.

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Sibel Unalmis
9 days ago

Very proud of you Sydney! Looking forward to watching next phase of your swim career! Congratulations to you and your family!

Last edited 9 days ago by Sibel Unalmis

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