Sun Devils Snag Verbal Commitment From Pearland’s Bobby Pearce

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NEW COMMIT: Pearland, Texas native and backstroke specialist Bobby Pearce has verbally committed to Arizona State as a member of the class of 2023.

Pearce swims year-round for Pearland Aquatics and owns the Nationals standard in both backstroke distances. He achieved 100% best times at NCSAs this summer which included a fourth-place showing in the 200m back. He finished 15th in the 200 back at Juniors West last winter and was a four-time finalist at the American Short Course Championships.

Also swimming for Pearland High School, Pearce is a three-time Texas 6A State Championship finalist. He finished seventh in the 100 back and 16th in the 100 fly as a junior after placing 14th in the former during his sophomore season. He also won the 100 fly at the 2018 Region 6 Championships.

He told Swimming World:

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to Arizona State University. I know that the swim program and academics are exactly what I need to thrive in both areas. I want to say thanks to all the people in my life that have made this possible. Fork ‘Em!”

His best times include:

  • 100 back – 49.36
  • 200 back – 1:47.82
  • 100 fly – 50.61
  • 200 fly – 1:53.61

When Pearce arrives in Tempe for the 2019-20 season, he’ll join a backstroke training group that includes Joe Molinari and Zachary Poti. He would’ve scored in the C-final of both backstrokes at the 2018 Pac-12 Championships where the Sun Devils finished fourth in the team standings.

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