Backstroker Erin Voss Moving Cross-Country To Stanford Next Fall

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The Stanford Cardinal is adding a rising star in the backstroke events to next year’s freshman class, as Erin Voss announced that she has made a commitment to move to Palo Alto in fall 2016.

Voss will be making a major move across the country. She currently resides in Massachusetts, and represents the Greater Holyoke YMCA swim team. With the team, she has made big strides in the backstrokes and could be a key asset for Greg Meehan. She has a best time of 53.37 in the short course yards 100 back, which she did at last December’s U.S. nationals. Her 200 back would be her chance to score the best points for Stanford, since Voss’ 1:51.95 lifetime best from last December would have scored in the top eight at the 2015 NCAA championships.

Voss is also talented in the individual medleys, with her 400 IM currently ranking higher than her 200 IM. Her 4:13.60 in the 400 IM would be on the bubble of qualifying for NCAAs, while she would need to drop her best time of 2:01.70 in the 200 IM to get the opportunity to swim that at the big meet.

Look for Voss to contend for a spot in the top eight in the 200 back at the Olympic Trials next year. Her lifetime best of 2:10.58 was swum at the 2014 long course YMCA nationals, but it have ranked eighth among Americans this year.

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Author: Jeff Commings

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Jeff Commings is the Senior Writer for SwimmingWorld.com and Swimming World Magazine. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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