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NEW COMMIT: The University of Pennsylvania has earned a verbal commitment from Zachariah Althoff. Althoff is a senior at Baylor School and swims for Baylor Swim Club.
He’s a NISCA All-American in the 100 back and a two time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. At NCSA Junior Nationals Althoff was a key piece of three relays that had top eight finishes. He’s fairly versatile across the 100s of strokes, but is strongest in backstroke. His top times are:
- 200 Back 1:47.33
- 100 Back 49.35
- 50 Back 23.16
- 100 Fly 50.11
- 100 Free 46.28
- 200 IM 1:53.74
At last year’s Ivy League Championship Althoff would be a 100 and 200 backstroke B finalist. Mark Blinstrub was in last year’s A final of both events. He’ll be a senior in Althoff’s first year with the Quakers. Chris Nicholson was in the 200 back B final. He’ll overlap with Althoff for two years.
*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process.