U.S. National Junior Teamer Olivia McMurray Verbally Commits to Texas for 2021

Olivia McMurray
Photo Courtesy: Olivia McMurray Instagram (@oliviammcmurray)

NEW COMMIT: The University of Texas have received their first early verbal commitment for 2021-22 season from one of the top recruits in the class; Fort Myers, Fla. native Olivia McMurray.

McMurray burst onto the scene this summer, finishing 10th in the 800m free, 15th in the 1500m free, 19th in the 200m free, 25th in the 400m IM, and 26th in the 400m free at Phillips 66 Nationals to be named to the 2019-20 USA Swimming National Junior Team. While representing Team USA at the 7th FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest, she finished sixth in the 800m free.

McMurray, who has already achieved six 2020 Olympic Trials cuts, does her club swimming with Swim Florida under coaches Mac Kennedy and Rob Pellicer. She finished 17th in the 500 free at Juniors East last winter and earned four gold medals at the Florida Spring Championships. In 2018, she raced to fourth in both the 400m free and 1500m free at Junior Nationals.

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Photo Courtesy: Olivia McMurray Instagram (@oliviammcmurray)

A current junior at Fort Myers High School, McMurray won the 200/500 free combo during both her freshman and sophomore years at the Florida 3A State Championships. She has also earned both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts.

In SCY, her best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:47.35
  • 500 free – 4:44.60
  • 1000 free – 9:38.72
  • 1650 free – 16:12.25
  • 100 fly – 54.60
  • 200 fly – 1:58.51
  • 200 IM – 1:59.99
  • 400 IM – 4:14.59

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 200m free – 2:00.34 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 400m free – 4:13.18 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 800m free – 8:35.31 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 1500m free – 16:35.47 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 100m fly – 1:03.15
  • 200m fly – 2:15.84
  • 200m IM – 2:17.07 (Olympic Trials cut)
  • 400m IM – 4:47.04 (Olympic Trials cut)

McMurray will be a huge addition to the Longhorns’ lineup when she arrives on campus as a member of the class of 2025. Even with nearly two years still to go, her best times in the 500 free, mile, 200 fly, and 400 IM are already fast enough for NCAA “B” standards for the 2019-20 season. She’ll get to Austin immediately following the graduation of Evie Pfeifer, the Longhorns’ top distance swimmer who finished seventh in the 500 free and 13th in the mile at the 2019 NCAA Championships where Texas placed fifth overall in the team standings.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.

5 comments

  1. Dawn Maisenholder-Pierce

    So proud of you Olivia. You will make a huge splash in Texas💦.
    They are lucky to have you!! ❤️