Alex Sumner Lends Verbal Commitment to Cal Class of 2022

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NEW COMMIT: Alex Sumner of the Suburban Seahawks announced via social media that she will be joining the University of Cal, Berkeley’s program beginning the fall of 2018.

A native of Wallingford, Pennsylvania and a rising senior at Episcopal Academy, Sumner is best known for her backstroke abilities. She holds the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship meet record in the 100 back (53.41), an event that she has won for the last two years, and is a two-time champion in the women’s 200 IM. She has also earned the honor of Scholastic All-American from USA Swimming and was named Swimming World Magazine’s Up & Comer for the July 2016 issue.

 

Sumner’s top SCY times:

  • 50 back – 25.41
  • 100 back – 53.41
  • 200 back – 1:52.33
  • 100 fly – 54.91
  • 200 fly – 1:59.05
  • 200 IM – 2:00.82
  • 400 IM – 4:15.08

Recently, Sumner took her talents to the 2017 U.S. National Championships where she finished an incredible fifth in the 200 LCM back. She also competed in the 100 back, 200 IM, and 400 IM while in Indianapolis. Additionally, she was one of the top talents at the 2017 NCSA Spring Championships in Orlando, grabbing first in the 200 back, fourth in the 100 back, sixth in the 200 IM, and eighth in the 400 IM.

While at Cal, Sumner will continue the strong backstroke traditions with her four years overlapping with current Cal Bears Kathleen Baker and Amy Bilquist for one year. She joins Cassidy BayerElise Garcia, and Ema Rajic as a member of Cal’s class of 2022.

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Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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