Indiana State Champion Elsa Fretz Verbally Commits to Georgia’s Class of 2025

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Photo Courtesy: Elsa Fretz Instagram (@elsafretz)

NEW COMMIT: The University of Georgia has secured a new verbal commitment for the fall of 2021 from Bristol, Ind. sprinter Elsa Fretz who made the announcement via Instagram. The talented sprinter will arrive in Athens as a member of the class of 2025 along with Rachel Stege.

Fretz, who has already achieved the 2020 Olympic Trials cut in the 50m free, swims year-round with Northridge Area Swimming Association and earned a best time in the 100m free this past summer at Phillips 66 Nationals. Last winter, she won four gold medals at Indiana Seniors before going on to earn silver in the 50m/100m/200m free at Indianapolis Sectionals.

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Photo Courtesy: Elsa Fretz Instagram (@elsafretz)

A current junior at Northridge High School, Fretz is already a four-time Indiana State Championship finalist. She won the 50 free and was the 100 free runner-up during her sophomore season after racing to second in both of those events during her rookie campaign. She has also earned both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts.

In SCY, her best times include:

  • 50 free – 22.74
  • 100 free – 49.48
  • 200 free – 1:47.47
  • 100 fly – 54.32

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 50m free – 25.96 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 100m free – 56.74
  • 200m free – 2:01.75
  • 100m fly – 1:01.09

Even with 1.5 years of club swimming still to go before suiting up for the Dawgs at the start of the 2021-22 season, Fretz will add valuable depth both individually and on relays. She would’ve placed in the C-final of the 100 free and is just on the edge of scoring range in the 50 free and 200 free at the 2019 SEC Championships where Georgia finished sixth overall in the team standings.

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