Virginia Tech Hokies Gain Verbal Commit from NCHSAA Finalist Ashley Worden

Photo Courtesy: Ashley Worden

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NEW COMMIT: The Virginia Tech Hokies have gained a commitment from North Carolina native Ashley Worden. The soon-to-be high school senior swims for her high school, Cardinal Gibbons, while also representing the Marlins of Raleigh swim club.

In recent years, Worden has focused more on her butterfly and IM events, placing 8th in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship 100 fly final this February with a 57.86. She would set a personal best the following month at the 2018 NCSA Junior National Championships with a 56.64. She also finished 12th overall in the 200 IM with a 2:09.00.

Worden announced to Swimming World,

“I’m beyond thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Virginia Tech.  The coaching staff, team, and overall campus environment is amazing and already feels like home.  I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, friends, and family for their love and support.  Can’t wait to be part of such an amazing team.  GO HOKIES!!!

Her best times in SCY:

  • 50 Fly – 27.17
  • 100 Fly – 56.64
  • 200 Fly – 1:59.43
  • 200 IM – 2:08.03
  • 400 IM – 4:28.58

When Worden joins the Hokies in the fall of 2019, she will gain some very talented teammates in her signature events, including 400 IM ACC Champion Reka Gyorgy and butterflyer Margarita Ryan.

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Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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