Cal Adds 2021 Verbal from European Summer Juniors 200 Fly Runner-Up Fanni Fabian

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NEW COMMIT: The University of California, Berkeley has been forming a stellar recruiting class for the 2021-22 season and beyond, this time receiving a new verbal commitment from Fanni Fabian of Szeged, Hungary.

She will join Lea Polonsky, Alicia HenryStephanie AkakabotaElizabeth CookMelanie JuliaShelby SuppigerElla MazurekAnnika McEnroeJessica DavisMia Kragh and McKenna Stone as a member of the Golden Bears’ loaded class of 2025.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to UC Berkeley! I am beyond excited to join such an amazing team!! Huge thanks to my family, coaches, teammates and friends for supporting me! Go Bears!!!???”

Fabian trains year-round with Swimming Club Szeged and attends the Base High School and Elementary School of the University of Szeged. While representing Team Hungary, she placed fourth in the 200m fly and took fifth in the 200m free at the 7th FINA World Junior Championships last summer. At the European Summer Junior Championships in 2019, she earned silver in the 200m fly and finished fifth in the 200m free.

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 100m free – 56.54
  • 200m free – 1:59.37
  • 400m free – 4:13.17
  • 100m fly – 1:03.44
  • 200m fly – 2:09.94
  • 200m IM – 2:19.47
  • 400m IM – 4:49.57

In SCY, those times convert to:

  • 100 free – 50.17
  • 200 free – 1:45.38
  • 400 free – 4:43.61
  • 100 fly – 56.39
  • 200 fly – 1:55.58
  • 200 IM – 2:02.01
  • 400 IM – 4:15.29

When she arrives in campus in the fall of 2021, Fabian will add valuable depth to their lineup both individually and on the 4×200 free relay. Her best time in the 200 fly (converted to yards) is already fast enough to earn the invite time to the 2020 NCAA Championships, and she would ranked second on Cal’s lineup in that event.

She will add her talents to a training group that’ll include Isabel IveyAyla Spitz, and Rachel Klinker. With her best times (converted to yards), she would be a scorer in multiple events at the conference meet. Under head coach Teri McKeever, the Golden Bears finished second at the 2020 Pac-12 Championships and were the team runners-up at NCAAs in 2019.

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