Buckeyes Collect In-State Verbal from Versatile Ian Van Gorp of Mason Manta Rays

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NEW COMMIT: Mason, Ohio native and versatile swimmer Ian Van Gorp has verbally committed to The Ohio State University and will join the Buckeyes as a member of the class of 2024.

Van Gorp, who owns the Winter Juniors standard in the 400 IM, does his club swimming with Mason Manta Rays and earned a trio of best times at the Southern Premier Invitational in March. He raced four events at Juniors East in December and set a lifetime best in the 200m fly at NCSAs last summer.

Also competing for Saint Xavier High School, Van Gorp is a six-time Ohio State Championship finalist and recently helped his team secure their 11th-straight title. He placed fifth in the 200 free and 10th in the 100 fly as a junior after taking 14th in the latter and sixth in the 200 IM during his sophomore season.

He told Swimming World:

“I’m proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim for The Ohio State University! Thank you to the family, friends and coaches that have helped me get this far. GO BUCKS!!”

His best times include:

  • 200 IM – 1:51.87
  • 400 IM – 3:55.40
  • 100 fly – 50.53
  • 200 breast – 2:07.67
  • 500 free – 4:36.37

Van Gorp’s versatility will be extremely valuable for Ohio State and he could find himself in a number of different events throughout his career. Although he’s just shy of scoring range at the Big Ten Championships, Van Gorp has continuously made improvements each season with over a year to go before suiting up for the Buckeyes.

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