Ohio State Receives Trio of Verbals From Leah Baker, Aislinn Walsh & Brynna Wolfe

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NEW COMMITS: Ohio State has received a trio of verbal commitments from Leah Baker, Aislinn Walsh and Brynna Wolfe, all of whom will join the Buckeyes in the fall of 2019.

Leah Baker


Photo Courtesy: Leah Baker

Baker will make her way to Columbus from Moon Township, Penn. where she competes for the Moon Aqua Club and has her Winter Nationals cut in the 100 breast. At the Futures Championships in Richmond this summer, she placed sixth in the 100m breast (1:13.18).

Also swimming for Moon High School, Baker finished fourth in the 100 breast (1:02.90) at the 2018 Pennsylvania 3A State meet and swam the breaststroke leg (28.82) on her team’s ninth-place 4×50 medley relay. She is also a NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

She told Swimming World:

“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at THE Ohio State University! I chose Ohio State because of the supportive and challenging environment along with an amazing team and coaching staff. I can’t wait to be a Buckeye!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:02.90
  • 200 breast – 2:21.70
  • 200 IM – 2:10.62

Aislinn Walsh


Photo Courtesy: Aislinn Walsh

Hailing from South Bend, Ind., Walsh does her club swimming with Irish Aquatics and has her U.S. Open cut in the 100 breast. At the NCSA Junior National Championships last month, she was the winner of the 50m breast (32.56). She also recorded four new lifetime bests at the Akron Speedo Sectionals in March.

A NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Walsh also swims for South Bend St. Joseph High School. At the IHSAA State meet as a junior, she was the runner-up in the 100 breast (1:02.09) and finished sixth in the 100 fly (55.76). She also finished second in the 100 breast (1:01.61) during her sophomore campaign.

She told Swimming World:

“It is my greatest honor to announce my verbal commitment to study and swim at THE Ohio State University. Thank you to my family, coaches, friends and teammates who have been with me throughout this journey. I cannot wait to be a part of such a wonderful team. GO BUCKS!!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:01.53
  • 200 breast – 2:16.87
  • 100 fly – 54.90
  • 50 free – 23.54
  • 100 free – 51.18

Brynna Wolfe


Photo Courtesy: Brynna Wolfe

Kings Mills, Ohio native Wolfe competes year-round with the Mason Manta Rays where she is a Summer Junior National qualifier in the 100m back, notching a personal best 1:04.15 at the meet in August. She also recorded five new personal bests at the TYR Pro Swim Series Columbus in July.

Also representing Kings High School, Wolfe was the runner-up in the 100 back (55.43) at the 2018 Ohio State High School D1 Championships after finishing fifth in the same event as a sophomore. She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and NISCA All-American honors.

She told Swimming World:

“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at The Ohio State University. Thank you to my family, coaches, teammates, and friends who have helped me along the way. I chose Ohio State because the supportive and challenging athletic and academic environment offers me opportunities to succeed in the pool, in the classroom, and in life. I can’t wait to be a part of a family of teammates and coaches who encourage each other to continue to develop as students, athletes, and people. Go Bucks!!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 back – 55.02
  • 200 back – 1:59.94
  • 50 free – 23.69
  • 100 free – 52.13
  • 200 IM – 2:06.29

Ohio State finished third at the 2018 Big Ten Championships.

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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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