Ohio State Buckeyes Score 2020 Verbal from Texas 6A Runner-Up Kit Kat Zenick

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Photo Courtesy: Katherine "Kit Kat" Zenick

NEW COMMIT: Katherine “Kit Kat” Zenick of Southlake, Texas, has declared her verbal commitment for the fall of 2020 to The Ohio State University.

A talented sprinter, Zenick does her club swimming with Lakeside Aquatic Club and owns a pair of U.S. Open standards with three additional Summer Juniors cuts. She recently placed fourth in the 50m free and 12th in the 100m fly at College Station Speedo Sectionals, achieving a best time in the former. This past summer, she finaled in the 100m fly at Junior Nationals after taking fourth in that event at Austin Speedo Sectionals.

Also competing for Carroll Senior High School, Zenick is a six-time Texas UIL 6A State Championship finalist. She was the 50 free runner-up and took fourth in the 100 fly as a junior after placing seventh in the 100 back and fifth in the 100 fly during her sophomore season. She has also earned both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts.

She told Swimming World:

“The Ohio State University represented everything I looked for during my recruiting process. Their combination of top tier academics, athlete support, a family centric atmosphere, and one of the best up and coming swim programs set them apart from the other schools I visited. From my first phone call, it was clear that Ohio State not only aspired to find the right athletes, but also the right people, to join the Buckeye family. I can’t wait to swim for this school because I know that I’ll be racing for something far greater than myself. Moreover, the notion of being able to help build the momentum of an already amazing program is a dream come true. Go Bucks!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 22.81
  • 100 free – 49.57
  • 100 fly – 53.54
  • 200 fly – 2:02.52
  • 50 back – 25.92
  • 100 back – 55.01

Even with over a year to go before arriving on campus, Zenick will make an immediate impact both individually and on relays when she suits up for the Buckeyes as a member of the class of 2024. She would’ve scored in the B-final of the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly at the 2019 Big Ten Championships where Ohio State finished third overall in the team standings.

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Coach Bryan
Coach Bryan
5 years ago

Congrats Kit Kat!

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