Youngstown State Adds Commitment from OSSC’s Britney Sage

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Loudonville, Ohio-native Britney Sage has announced her verbal commitment to Youngstown State University for 2020-21. She’ll join Andrea Lindemann and Aubrey Whitaker in the class of 2024. Sage is a senior at Loudonville High School; she swims year-round for Ohio State Swim Club with coach Anthony Russo.

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to Youngstown State University! The team was so welcoming and I felt right at home on my visit. I would like to thank all the coaches at YSU for this opportunity to pursue my athletic and academic goals! Go penguins!”

Sage played soccer for her high school team as a freshman and a sophomore but decided to focus on swimming as a junior. She became the first swimmer in Loudonville High School history to qualify for the Ohio High School Athletic Association state swimming tournament when she clocked a 1:05.41 in the 100 breast at the district meet last February to qualify for states. At the 2019 OHSAA Division 2 Championships she went 1:06.54 to make second alternate but did not swim in the final. Sage went from a 1:17 as a freshman to a 1:05 as a junior. She holds 17 Loudonville team records and 15 league records in the All-Summer Aquatic Conference.

In club swimming, she competed at Geneva Futures in the 100 back, 100 breast and 200 breast. She snagged a PB in the 200 breast with 2:47.91. Earlier in the summer she improved her LCM times in the 50/200 free, 100/200 back, 100 breast, 50/100/200 fly, and 400 IM. So far this fall she has notched PBs in the SCY 100/200 back, 50/100/200 breast, and 200/400 IM.

The Horizon League only scores an A final and a B final at the conference meet. Sage would have been an asset for the Penguins last year, as her best 100 breast time would have scored in the B final. She would have been .04 off in the 200 breast.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 breast – 30.83
  • 100 breast – 1:05.90
  • 200 breast – 2:25.37
  • 200 IM – 2:19.27
  • 400 IM – 4:43.38

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MFD friend
3 years ago

An outstanding young lady from a great family. B gets it down in the classroom too!


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