ASU Picks Up Top-Ranked Tennessee Star Erica Laning

Photo Courtesy: Erica Laning's Instagram: @erica_laning

Tennessee star Erica Laning announced today via her Instagram account that she has given her verbal commitment to swim for ASU as an incoming freshman for the 2017-18 season. Laning currently sits as the top-ranked swimmer in the state of Tennessee for her class and is ranked 32nd nation-wide according to 

At this past year’s Tennessee State Championships Laning claimed wins in both the 200 (1:46.36) and 500 (4:42.79) freestyles. Laning’s finish in the 500 free overturned the previous state record of 4:44.00.

While Laning typically swims the mid-distance to distance freestyle events, the young star has also been known to dabble in the longer distance stroke events, most notably the 200 back and 200 fly.

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    Bill Bell

    Wonder if training under the “Greatest History in the Coach of the World” had anything to do w/ her decision to become a Sun Devil?

    Naw bet she just loves the desert!

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