Southern Methodist Receives Verbal From New Zealand’s Summer Osborne

Summer Osborne SMU

Southern Methodist Receives Verbal From New Zealand’s Summer Osborne

NEW COMMIT: Southern Methodist University has picked up a verbal commitment for the 2024-25 season and beyond from Summer Osborne of Auckland, New Zealand.

At the 2022 NZ Swimming Championships, she placed third in the 100m freestyle. She placed fourth in the 200m freestyle at this year’s Opens, qualifying her for the NZ women’s 4×200 metre relay team for Worlds in Fukuoka, Japan, later this summer.

She told Swimming World:

“I am thrilled to announce my commitment to swim and study at Southern Methodist University in 2024!  I am so thankful to coach Ozzie and this opportunity to swim for the Mustangs.  I couldn’t have done it without the support of my family, friends and coaches.  GO MUSTANGS.  #PonyUp”

Osborne, who trains year-round with North Shore Swimming Club, most recently earned three best times at the ASA Short Course Championships earlier this month.

Her first National Age Group title was in 2019 when, as a 13 year old, she won the 100m free at the NZ National Age Group Championships. As a 15-year-old, she won six individual titles and four in relays. Her 10 medals were the most of any swimmer at the meet. She won nine events at both the 2022 and 2023 meets.

She’s undefeated in the 100m free at the Age Group championships.

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 50m free – 26.27
  • 100m free -56.70
  • 200m free – 2:01.79
  • 400m free – 4:21.06
  • 50m back – 30.12
  • 100m back – 1:04.12
  • 50m fly – 28.16
  • 100m fly – 1:03.78
  • 200m IM – 2:25.68

Osborne will graduate from Rangitoto College at the end of this year. Swimming for Rangitoto College, Osborne has won eight NZ Secondary School swimming titles over the past four years. Rangitoto College has won the overall top school for three years in a row, and the girls’ relay cup for the last two years.

She was the winner of the College Sport Auckland 2022 Female Swimmer of the Year award.

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