Texas 5A Class Record-Holder Kaitlyn Owens Will Stay Local With 2021 Verbal to Aggies

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NEW COMMIT: Texas A&M University has successfully kept local product Kaitlyn Owens of College Station in-state after receiving her verbal pledge to the Aggies beginning in the fall of 2021.

She will join fellow Texas natives Martina FuentesJoelle ReddinMeredith Brown and Shannon Bagnal as well as Red River Aquatic Club teammates Brooke Fegley and Sarah Holt on campus as a member of the Aggies’ class of 2025.

She told Swimming World:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to Texas A&M University.  I have wanted to swim for A&M for as long as I can remember. I can’t wait to be an official part of the Aggie family! Thank you to my family and coaches for helping me get to where I am today!  Gig ‘Em Aggies!”

A talented sprint backstroker and freestyler, Owens does her club swimming with Magnolia Aquatic Club and is a Junior National qualifier. She last competed at College Station Sectionals where she recorded two best times after placing fifth in the 100 back at Juniors West last December.

In Summer 2019, she grabbed bronze in the 100m back at Des Moines Futures before going on to race that event at Junior Nationals.

Her best times include:

  • 50 back – 25.13
  • 100 back – 53.72
  • 50 free – 23.18
  • 100 free – 50.60

Also competing for A&M Consolidated High School, Owens is a six-time Texas 5A State Championship finalist. She won the 100 back and was the runner-up in the 50 free as a junior and as a freshman while taking second in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 free during her sophomore season.

In 2020, her time of 53.85 in the 100 back broke the UIL 5A class record.

Under head coach Steve Bultman, Texas A&M finished sixth overall in the team standings at the 2020 SEC Championships.

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Neil vanHooydonk
Neil vanHooydonk
3 years ago

Kaitlyn Owens is also an Academic all-American and her long-term goal is to become a doctor and practice medicine.

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