Futures 50/100 Free Runner-Up Katrina Mortenson Gives Harvard First 2021 Verbal

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Photo Courtesy: Katrina Mortenson

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NEW COMMIT: Harvard has scored their first verbal commitment* for the 2021-22 season and beyond from Pacific Palisades, Calif. Native Katrina Mortenson.

She will arrive in Cambridge as a member of the Crimson’s class of 2025.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to the admissions process at Harvard University!! I am honored and blessed to be able to be joining the amazing Harvard Swim and Dive family and I’m so grateful for this incredible opportunity. I look forward to the challenge of achieving my academic and athletic goals. Thank you so much to my family, friends, and coaches who have been so supportive over the years. GO CRIMSON!!❤️❤️”

A talented sprinter, Mortenson does her club swimming with Alpha Aquatics and is a Junior National qualifier. She most recently finaled in the 50 free at Carlsbad Sectionals after finishing 22nd in the 100 free at Juniors West in December. Last summer, she earned silver in the 50m/100m free at Mount Hood Futures before going on to race those events at Junior Nationals.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.30
  • 100 free – 49.98
  • 200 free – 1:51.02
  • 100 fly – 56.98

Also competing for Crossroads School, Mortenson is a three-time CIF State Championship finalist. She placed fourth in the 100 free and 15th in the 50 free as a sophomore while taking 15th in the 100 free during her sophomore season.

She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.

Mortenson will make an immediate impact both individually and on relays when she suits up for the Crimson next year. She would’ve scored in the A-final of the 100 free as well as the B-final of the 50 free at the 2020 Ivy League Championships.

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process.

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