Avery McFaddin, Tess Mock Give Pitt Panthers Verbal Commitments for 2021-22 Season

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Photo Courtesy: Avery McFaddin / Tess Mock

NEW COMMITS: The University of Pittsburgh has received a pair of verbal commitment for the 2021-22 season and beyond from Peachtree City, Ga. native Avery McFaddin and Tess Mock of Marion, Mass.

Both swimmers will join Jill Berger and Mia Sunseri as members of the Panthers’ class of 2025.

AVERY MCFADDIN

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Photo Courtesy: Avery McFaddin via CollegeSwimming

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so excited to announce that I have verbally committed to swim and study at The University of Pittsburgh! I am beyond thankful for my family, coaches, and teammates who have supported and encouraged me all throughout the process. Looks like I am going to be a panther for another four years! HAIL TO PITT”

A versatile swimmer, McFaddin does her club swimming with Southern Crescent Aquatic Team and won the 50 fly at Georgia Seniors in December. She registered five top-20 finishes at the Georgia Open last summer before going on to finish 15th in the 100m fly at Georgia LCM Seniors.

Her best times include:

  • 100 back – 57.53
  • 50 fly – 25.25
  • 100 fly – 55.74
  • 50 free – 24.07

A rising senior at Starr’s Mill High School, McFaddin is a six-time Georgia 1-5A State Championship finalist. She placed fourth in the 100 fly and took ninth in the 100 back as a junior while racing to third and seventh, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season.

TESS MOCK

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Photo Courtesy: Tess Mock via CollegeSwimming

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I’m very happy to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Pittsburgh! Thank you to my family, friends, trainers, and coaches at CCSC who have helped me athletically and academically. I chose Pitt because of the outstanding athletics and exceptional academics. I’m very excited to be a part of the team! H2P!”

A freestyler who gets faster as the distance gets longer, Mock swims year-round with Cape Cod Swim Club and owns a pair of Junior National standards. She most recently won the 1000/1650 free combo at New England 15-18 Age Groups in March after placing 13th in the mile at Juniors East in December.

Her best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:53.55
  • 500 free – 4:55.51
  • 1000 free – 9:59.87
  • 1650 free – 16:43.87

Last summer, she placed fifth in the 1500m free at Geneva Futures where she also took 13th in the 400m free and 15th in the 800m free. Prior to that, Mock earned four best times at New England LCM Seniors en route to a trio of top-12 finishes.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.