USC Lands First 2023 Verbal from Olympic Trials Qualifier Macky Hodges

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NEW COMMIT: Olympic Trials qualifier Macky Hodges of Ladera Ranch, California, has given the University of Southern California their first early verbal commitment for the fall of 2023.

She told Swimming World:

“I am so beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Southern California. So thankful for my coaches, friends, and family for all the love and support. Can’t wait for the next chapter of my life as a Trojan. Fight On‼️✌️”

A talented backstroker and freestyler, Hodges does her club swimming with Mission Viejo Nadadores and competed in the 200m free at Wave II of Olympic Trials back in June. She most recently finaled in the 100m free at the Speedo Summer West Championships.

Back in the spring, Hodges earned bronze in the 100m back at the 18&U Spring Cup in Irvine where she also posted three additional top-8 finishes.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.33
  • 100 free – 50.12
  • 200 free – 1:47.30
  • 500 free – 4:47.56
  • 100 back – 54.98
  • 200 back – 1:57.63

Currently a junior at Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Hodges won the 500 free and was the runner-up in the 200 free at the CIF Southern DI Section Championships in May. She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

Hodges is a great in-state pickup for the Trojans when she arrives on campus as a member of the Class of 2027. She would’ve scored in the B-final of the 100/200 back as well as the 200/500 free at the 2021 Pac-12 Championships.

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