San Diego State Scores First 2020 Verbal Pledge from Osprey Aquatics’ Mai McKenna

Mai McKenna San Diego State
Photo Courtesy: Mai McKenna

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NEW COMMIT: San Diego State University has gained their first verbal commitment for the fall of 2020 from in-state standout Mai McKenna of San Jose, Calif.

A versatile swimmer, McKenna swims year-round with Osprey Aquatics and owns eight Summer Juniors standards. She raced five events at Juniors West in December where she placed 24th in the 100 back and recently finished eighth in the 200 back at Far Westerns. This past summer, she raced both IM events at Junior Nationals.

Also competing for Valley Christian High School, McKenna is a five-time CIF State Championship finalist and has earned NISCA All-American honors twice in her career. She finished fifth in the 100 back and 10th in the 200 IM as a junior after placing fourth and second, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season. At the CIF-Central Section meet a few weeks ago, she grabbed gold in the 200 IM and silver in the 100 back.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m extremely excited and honored to announce my verbal commitment to further my swimming and academic career at San Diego State University! The atmosphere that the coaches and swimmers have created is absolutely amazing and I can definitely see myself thriving in San Diego. I’d like to thank my parents, coaches, and friends who have helped me get to this point. Go Aztecs!!!!!!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 25.33
  • 100 back – 54.22
  • 200 back – 1:59.17
  • 100 breast – 1:03.34
  • 200 breast – 2:17.66
  • 100 fly – 55.60
  • 200 IM – 2:00.00
  • 400 IM – 4:22.70

McKenna’s versatility will make an immediate impact when she suits up for the Aztecs as a member of the class of 2024 and she could find herself in a number of different events. She would’ve scored in the A-final of the 200 IM and 100 back as well as the B-final of the 400 IM, 200 back and 200 breast at the 2019 Mountain West Conference Championships where San Diego State won the team title.

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  1. avatar
    Colleen McKenna

    This is very exciting! Congratulations Mai!

  2. avatar

    My Mai, you have made us proud Aunty and Uncle with all you accomplishments! You’re awesome and we look forward to cheering you on in the future.