Ashton Gasper, Emily Lewantovicz Announce Verbals to George Mason

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Photo Courtesy: George Mason Athletics

NEW COMMITS: George Mason University has picked up a pair of recruits: Ashton Gasper and Emily Lewantovicz will join the Patriots as members of the class of 2023.

Both swimmers will be extremely valuable in their respective events when they arrive on campus for the 2019-20 season. Under head coach Peter Ward, George Mason finished seventh at the 2018 A-10 Championships.

Ashton Gasper

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Photo Courtesy: Ashton Gasper

Gasper does her club swimming with Marlins of Raleigh under head coach Paul Silver and capped off her summer season with a best time at NC LCM Senior Championships. The Apex, N.C. native raced at the NC SCY Senior meet back in February and was selected for the NC 15-18 girls Zone Team in 2016 and 2017.

She also represents Apex Friendship High School where she has been named captain the past two seasons and has earned MVP honors twice. She is a three-time NCHSAA 4A State Championship qualifier and competed in the 200 IM during her junior season.

She told Swimming World:

“I am beyond thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at George Mason University! I want to thank all my family and friends who have supported me along the way!!! Go Patriots!!”

Her best times include:

  • 200 IM – 2:09.32
  • 400 IM – 4:31.04
  • 100 back – 59.23
  • 200 back – 2:08.32
  • 100 breast – 1:08.90
  • 200 breast – 2:28.21

Emily Lewantovicz

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Photo Courtesy: Emily Lewantovicz

Hailing from Louisville, Ky., Lewantovicz swims year-round with Cardinal Aquatics and was a four-time finalist at KY LCM Championships in July. She competed at the KY SCY meet in March where she finaled in the 100 free and posted three top-5 finished at the 2017 Cardinal Christmas Classic.

She also swims for Assumption High School and has qualified for the KHSAA State Championships each of her three seasons thus far. As a junior, she finished seventh in the 100 free and tenth in the 50 free after placing eighth in both of those events during her sophomore campaign.

She told Swimming World:

“I chose George Mason University because of its proximity to Washington DC and its outstanding team atmosphere and coaching staff who made  me feel welcomed as soon as I arrived on campus. I can’t wait to be a Patriot!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 24.06
  • 100 free – 52.41
  • 100 fly – 59.18
  • 200 IM – 2:11.94
  • 400 IM – 4:39.93

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