Indiana Adds Verbal Commitment from Rising Open Water Star Maggie Wallace

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NEW COMMIT: The verbal commitments keep rolling in for Indiana University. The Hoosiers have added Maggie Wallace to a quickly growing list of student-athletes who intend to swim for the University beginning in the 2018-2019 season. That list includes Morgan ScottJulia WolfNoelle PeplowskiChristin Rockway and Ileah Doctor.

Early this summer Wallace found a new home in open water swimming. She competed in her first ever 10K at USA Open Water Nationals and then went on to represent the US at the 2017 UANA Pan American Championships in the Cayman Islands.

Now, Wallace is excited to continue both open water and pool swimming. She told Swimming World, ““I plan on keeping up with the 10k and all open water swimming now that I have found my calling for it.”

Continuing to discuss her college decision she said, “I am so happy to make my commitment to swim for this awesome program and continue my education at one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen.”

Wallace is a rising senior at Ocean City High School where she is the two time New Jersey High School 500 freestyle runner up. She does her club swimming with the Egg Harbor Township Seahawks.

Her top SCY times are:

  • 1650 Free- 16:20.50
  • 1000 Free- 9:51.28
  • 500 Free- 4:48.21
  • 200 Free- 1:50.26

At the 2017 Big Ten Championships Wallace would have finished 13th in the 1650 freestyle with her best time. She is also just outside scoring range in the 500 freestyle, with still over a year to go until her collegiate debut.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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