Junior National Qualifier Hannah Jyawook Gives UConn Huskies First 2022 Verbal Pledge 

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Photo Courtesy: Hannah Jyawook

NEW COMMIT: The University of Connecticut has received their first early verbal commitment for the fall of 2022 from Junior National qualifier Hannah Jyawook of Franklin, Tenn.

She will become the third NCAA swimmer in her family as her brothers Spencer and Samuel swim for St. Leo University and UMBC, respectively. 

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I’m So Excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Connecticut!! Thank you to my coaches, family, friends, and teammates for all the support. A special shout-out to my big brothers Spencer Jyawook and Samuel Jyawook for always supporting me. GO HUSKIES”

A talented freestyler, Jyawook does her club swimming with Nashville Aquatic Club and last competed at the Southern Premier Invitational where she placed seventh in the mile and 12th in the 500 free. In Summer 2019, she recorded four top-10 finishes at the Southeastern LCM Championships before going on to finish 16th in the 1500m free and 21st in the 400m free at Greensboro Futures.

Her best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:51.98
  • 500 free – 4:51.65
  • 1000 free – 10:03.84
  • 1650 free – 17:02.42
  • 200 IM – 2:08.07
  • 400 IM – 4:24.62

Currently a junior at Independence High School, Jyawook is already a three-time individual TISCA State Championship finalist. She finished sixth in the 200 free as a sophomore while taking fifth in that event as well as securing bronze in the 500 free during her freshman season.

Jyawook will be a huge addition at the start of the 2022-23 season for the Huskies, who are soon leaving the American Athletic Conference to head back to the Big East. She would’ve ranked No. 1 on their lineup last year in the 500/1000 free and would’ve been their third-fastest 200 freestyler and miler.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.


  1. avatar
    Ian’s Mom

    Congrats Hannah!!!

  2. avatar

    Thank you!!! Go huskies ??