SwimMAC’s Ava Yandle Switches 2021 Verbal from East Carolina to Virginia Tech

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NEW COMMIT: After originally verbally committing to East Carolina UniversityAva Yandle of Indian Trail, N.C. has chosen to continue her academic and swimming career at Virginia Tech beginning in the fall of 2021.

She will join Alexandra Eastmond and Athena Vanyo in Blacksburg as a member of the Hokies’ class of 2025.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Virginia Tech University. This decision gives me an opportunity for a fantastic education and a very competitive swim environment. I remain thankful for my family, friends, and coaches who have supported me throughout my swimming career. I can’t wait to get to beautiful Blacksburg and join my new Hokie family!”

Yandle does her club swimming with SwimMAC Carolina and owns three Junior National standards. She most recently placed 11th in the 100 back and 12th in the 200 back at the Southern Premier Invitational after competing at Juniors East. Last summer, she raced to fifth in the 200m back and sixth in the 100m back at North Carolina LCM Seniors and took eighth in the former event at Greensboro Futures.

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 26.71
  • 100 back – 55.61
  • 200 back – 2:00.44
  • 100 fly – 55.31
  • 200 IM – 2:04.55

Also competing for Piedmont High School, Yandle is a six-time North Carolina 3A State Championship finalist. The two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American placed second in the 100 back and third in the 100 fly as a junior while taking second and fourth, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season. She also took sixth in the 100 back and fifth in the 100 fly during her rookie campaign.

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2 years ago

Great news Ava