#1 Ranked Recruit Katie Drabot Chooses Stanford

Photo Courtesy: Katie Drabot/Twitter

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For the second year in a row, Stanford head coach Greg Meehan has heard a yes when offering the top-ranked recruit in the nation a spot on his team as Ozaukee Aquatics’ Katie Drabot has announced her verbal commitment to Stanford. This follows last year when Meehan scored commitments from #1 Katie Ledecky and #3 Ella Eastin, with Ledecky deferring a year to focus on the Olympics.

Drabot is ranked the top recruit in the Class of 2016 by CollegeSwimming.com.

Drabot won a gold medal at the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in the 200-meter freestyle, and was a four-time gold-medalist at the 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships as part of the NCSA Junior All-Star trip.

Drabot also helped Team USA to gold in the women’s 800-meter free relay at the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships.

Drabot’s Top Times By Power Points

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That’s three of the top 20 recruits in the nation as #16 Megan Byrnes and #18 Erin Voss also previously committed to Stanford.



  1. Rob Emary

    Congrats to Katie and Coach Steve!

  2. Ronald Hehn

    Good choice. No problem getting a job as a post-grad with Stanford on her resume. Best of luck!

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