Brianna Leverenz, Younger Sister To Caitlin, Picks Tennessee

Brianna Leverenz
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Brianna Leverenz, the younger sister to Olympic medalist Caitlin, will leave the arid climate of Arizona for Knoxville, as the 17-year-old announced that she will become a Tennessee Volunteer this fall.

Leverenz will be looking to this summer season as a major one, having sat out for about a year to treat various injuries. A glance at her best times show that she hasn’t posted a lifetime best in short course yards in about 18 months, while her best long course swims came in the summer of 2013.

Unlike Caitlin, Brianna Leverenz is a freestyle specialist, with a focus on the middle distance events. The potential is there to join her big sister at the Olympic Trials next year, as Brianna is just two seconds off the qualifying time in the 200 free — and her best time of 2:04.56 was done almost two years ago.

Leverenz was co-champion in the 200 freestyle at the 2013 Arizona Division I high school championships with a 1:50.48 while representing Rincon High School. That stands as her lifetime best for the moment.