Purdue Boilermakers Pull In Verbal Commitment from Junior National Qualifier Ryan Zerpa

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NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Ryan Zerpa of Los Angeles, Calif. has announced his verbal commitment to Purdue University beginning in the fall of 2021.

He will join Luke Fortner, Idris MuhammadBrady Samuels and Lance Lesage as a member of the Boilermakers’ class of 2025.

He told Swimming World:

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Purdue University. I would like to thank everyone who supported me on my journey including my outstanding family, friends, coaches, and teachers. It is a dream come true to be able to attend such an amazing university and to join a team of such exceptional guys. I truly can’t wait to be a Boilermaker. Boiler Up!!!”

A talented butterflyer and backstroker, Zerpa does his club swimming with Alpha Aquatics and most recently earned five best times at Carlsbad Sectionals after earning a trio of top-6 finishes at East LA Sectionals in December. In summer 2019, he collected bronze in the 100m back at the FAST Summer Junior Olympics before going on to final in two events at Mount Hood Futures.

His best times include:

  • 100 fly – 48.83
  • 200 fly – 1:52.27
  • 100 back – 51.02
  • 100 free – 47.10

Also competing for Hamilton High School, Zerpa competed at the CIF State Championships during his sophomore season. He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for his efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

Under head coach Dan Ross, Purdue finished seventh in the team standings at the 2020 Big Ten Championships.

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1 comment

  1. avatar
    Brown Jerry and Joyce

    Ryan is our grandson and we’re very proud of him
    He’s not only a gifted swimmer but truly a gentleman
    We love you Ryan

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