Sprinter Ava Hoffman Will Stay In State; Sends Verbal to Golden Gophers

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NEW COMMIT: Sprint freestyler Ava Hoffman of Saint Paul, Minn. has elected to stay in-state for her college career after verbally committing to the University of Minnesota beginning in the fall of 2020.

Hoffman does her club swimming with Blackline Aquatics and most recently placed 17th in the 50m free at TYR Summer Seniors. She raced the 50/100 free combo at 2018 NCSAs and took fifth in the 50m free at Minnesota LCM Seniors last summer. Also competing for Visitation High School, Hoffman is a six-time Minnesota State Championship finalist. She earned bronze in the 50 free and took seventh in the 100 free as a junior after taking fourth and third, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season.

She told Swimming World:

“I choose Minnesota because of the outstanding academics and incredible swim program. The coaches and team members were friendly and welcoming, and I look forward to being apart of that. Growing up in the Twin Cities, I know I love it here, and I look forward to spending my next four at the U of M!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.53
  • 100 free – 51.89
  • 50m free – 27.17 (LCM)
  • 100m free – 1:00.50 (LCM)

When she suits up for the Golden Gophers as a member of the class of 2024, Hoffman will add her talents to a sprint freestyle training group that’ll include Maggie SummitGrace Bennin, and Olivia Bloomer.

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