Andrea Ducar, Maddie Mince Pledge Verbals to Towson Tigers

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NEW COMMITS: Towson University has received two more verbal commitments, this time from Andrea Ducar and Maddie Mince. They will join Hailey Ritter and Parker Schulz as members of the class of 2023.

Both swimmers will make an immediate impact in their respective events when they suit up for the Tigers at the start of the 2019-20 season. Under head coach Jake Shrum, Towson finished third in the team standings at the 2018 CAA Championships.

Andrea Ducar

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Photo Courtesy: Andrea Ducar

Hailing from Annandale, Va., Ducar does her club swimming with Arlington Aquatics and posted two best times at both NCSA Championships and Potomac Valley Senior Championships this past summer. She had a solid showing at NCSAs in March where she competed in five events.

A senior at Falls Church High School, Ducar is a five-time VHSL 5A State finalist. She raced the 100 fly and 200 IM during her freshman and sophomore seasons and registered an 11th-place finish in the 100 fly as a junior.

She told Swimming World:

“Excited to announce my verbal commitment to Towson University to continue my academic and swimming career!! Thanks to all my family, friends, and coaches who got me here! GO Tigers!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 fly – 56.33
  • 200 fly – 2:06.57
  • 200 IM – 2:08.17
  • 50 free – 23.85

Maddie Mince

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Photo Courtesy: Maddie Mince

Mince swims year-round with Club Wolverine and capped off a successful long course season with a trio of lifetime bests at NCSA Championships. The Brighton, Mich. native set a pair of personal records at College Station Speedo Sectionals in March and registered a fifth-place showing in the 100 fly a few weeks later at Michigan SCY State Championships.

Mince is a three-time Michigan DI State Championship finalist representing Brighton High School. She finished eighth in the 100 fly and ninth in the 50 free at State during her junior season and competed in both events during her underclassmen years as well.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I chose Towson University because of the great team atmosphere and how welcomed they made me feel. Right when I stepped on campus, I knew this was the right place for me! GO TIGERS!!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 24.02
  • 100 free – 53.43
  • 100 fly – 56.75
  • 200 fly – 2:09.78

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