Three-Time Louisiana State Champion Riley Brown Will Become a West Virginia Mountaineer

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NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Riley Brown of Baton Rouge, La. has announced his verbal commitment to West Virginia University and will suit up for the Mountaineers as a member of their Class of 2025.

He will join Mason, Ohio native Braden Osborn in Morgantown at the start of the 2021-22 season.

He told Swimming World:

“I would love to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at West Virginia University. Ever since I was a little kid it has always been my dream to be a Division 1 college athlete and now that dream has come true. I can only thank my friends, family, and coaches that I have had ever since I was a kid. One in particular would have to be Coach Jayme Cramer, who I could not thank enough for everything he has taught me and shown me. The Cramer and Ripple family are truly the greatest people anybody could have in their life and I will always be grateful to them. I know it’s only the start but I’m ready to get it at WVU in the fall. Let’s go Mountaineers baby !!”

Brown does his club swimming with Crawfish Aquatics and most recently finaled in two events at College Station Sectionals in March after placing 21st in the 200 back at Juniors West in December. In summer 2019, he earned 100% best times at Austin Sectionals where his highest finish was a fourth-place showing in the 200m back.

He then went on to collect gold in the 200m back and bronze in the 400m IM at the Louisiana 13&O LCM Championships.

His best times include:

  • 100 back – 50.88
  • 200 back – 1:47.49
  • 200 IM – 1:53.85
  • 400 IM – 4:03.62

Also competing for Liberty Magnet High School, formerly known as Lee Magnet, Brown is a six-time Louisiana State Championship finalist. He won the 100 back and 200 IM as a junior at the DII meet while taking first and second, respectively, in those events during his sophomore season at the DIII meet.

He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors twice in his career thus far for his efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

Under head coach Vic Riggs, the Mountaineers finished second overall in the team standings at the 2020 Big 12 Championships.

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