Blue Devils Start 2022 Recruiting with Verbal from Virginia 3A State Champion Tatum Wall

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Photo Courtesy: Tatum Wall

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NEW COMMIT: Olympic Trials qualifier Tatum Wall of Ashburn, Va. has given Duke University their first verbal commitment for the fall of 2022 and will arrive on campus as a member of the Blue Devils’ Class of 2026.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Duke University! I’m extremely thankful of my coaches, teammates and family that have supported me throughout this process. 🔵😈 #bluedevils”

A talented sprinter and backstroker, Wall trains year-round with Nation’s Capital Swim Club and most recently won the 100 fly at Potomac Valley Seniors in March. She finaled in two events at the Toyota U.S. Open in December before going on to earn 100% best times at the NCAP Invitational.

In summer 2019, she was the 100m back champion at Potomac Valley LCM Seniors and placed 19th in the 100m back and 21st in the 200m back at Junior Nationals. 

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 22.86
  • 100 free – 49.66
  • 200 free – 1:47.90
  • 500 free – 4:52.47
  • 100 back – 54.89
  • 200 back – 1:57.89
  • 100 fly – 53.52

Currently a junior at Independence High School, Wall is already an individual four-time Virginia State Championship finalist. She won both the 100 free and 200 free as a sophomore at the 3A meet while taking second in those events at the 5A meet during her freshman season.

In 2020, she anchored her team’s winning 4×100 free relay in 49.17 and split a 22.54 on their second-place 4×50 free relay.

Wall is a huge get for the Blue Devils, as she would’ve been their second-fastest 200 backstroker and third-fastest in the 100 free/100 fly/200 free. Under head coach Dan Colella, Duke finished sixth overall in the team standings at the 2020 ACC Championships.

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