Mizzou Grabs Verbal from Futures Champion Lauren Savoy

Photo Courtesy: Lauren Savoy

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Lakeside Aquatic Club’s Lauren Savoy has given her verbal commitment to the University of Missouri.

The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American swims for Marcus High School. Savoy is the Marcus High record holder in the 200 and 500 freestyles. At the 2016 6A Texas High School championship her top finish was a bronze in the 200 freestyle.

At this summer’s Futures championships in Austin she won the 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM and earned the meet’s High Point honors. Savoy’s long course and short course strengths are a bit different. With a short course season as successful as this long course one, she could broaden and strengthen her potential event lineup.

Her best SCY times are:

  • 200 Free 1:49.78
  • 500 Free 4:51.54
  • 400 IM 4:21.99
  • 1650 Free 16:58.16

In short course, Savoy has Juniors cuts in the 200 and 500 freestyle and the 400 IM. In long course, she has Junior National cuts in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM.

Savoy said, “I’m so excited to go to Mizzou next year! The team, coaches, and academic opportunities are amazing! I felt right at home! Can’t wait to be a tiger!”

Mizzou finished fifth at the 2016 SEC Championships. Savoy is currently outside scoring range in the 500 freestyle. Sophomore Kira Zubar led the Tigers in that event in 4:48.65. In 1:48.12 sophomore Rachel Hayden led the way for the team in the 200 freestyle. Savoy will overlap with the mid-distance duo for a year in Columbia.

To report a college commitment emails HS@swimmingworld.com.

2 Comments

2 comments

  1. Allen Freeman

    That is awesome. Already checking schedules for trips to Knoxville or Vandy.

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and 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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