Northern Arizona Earns First Verbal for 2020-21 Season from Corvallis’ Francesca Criscione

Francesca Criscione Northern Arizona
Photo Courtesy: Anicia Criscione

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NEW COMMIT: Northern Arizona University has received a huge verbal commitment for the fall of 2020 from Corvallis, Ore. native and current high school junior Francesca Criscione.

Criscione does her club swimming with Corvallis Aquatic Team and recently achieved a best time in the 1000 free at NCSAs. She won a pair of events at the Washington Open after earning four golds and four lifetime bests at Oregon Seniors. This past summer, she took seventh in the 400m IM at Mount Hood Speedo Sectionals before going on to place seventh in the 200m fly and 13th in the 400m free at Santa Clara Futures.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Northern Arizona University!! Thanks to my family, friends, and coaches for supporting me throughout the process…GO LUMBERJACKS”

Her best times include:

  • 500 free – 4:55.54
  • 1000 free – 10:04.96
  • 1650 free – 17:00.58
  • 100 fly – 57.22
  • 200 IM – 2:05.25
  • 400 IM – 4:23.73

Criscione will make an immediate impact when she suits up for the Lumberjacks as a member of the class of 2024 as her best times already rank near the top of their lineup. She would’ve scored in the A-final of the 500 free and 400 IM as well as placed in the top-8 of the mile at the 2019 Western Athletic Conference Championships where NAU earned their sixth-straight conference title.

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