World Junior Relay Record Holder Tess Howley Announces 2023 Verbal to Virginia

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NEW COMMIT: World junior and national age group record holder Tess Howley of Rockaway Park, New York, has pledged her verbal commitment to the University of Virginia beginning in the fall of 2023.

She will join currently club teammate Cavan Gormsen as well as Maggie Schalow in Charlottesville as a member of the Hoos’ Class of 2027.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to pursue my athletic and academic career at the University of Virginia! Much gratitude to my family, friends, and coaches for supporting me throughout my journey. Go Hoos!! 💙⚔️🧡

Howley trains year-round with Long Island Aquatic Club and most recently swept the 100 and 200 fly at the NCSA Championships, also finishing third in both the 200 back and 200 free. She also represented Team USA at the FINA World Cup in Berlin where she won the 200m fly before placing third in that race in Budapest. In Berlin, she helped her 4x50m medley relay set a new world junior record with her 26.26 fly split.

Last summer, she finished 10th at Olympic Trials in the 200m fly. She’s also the National Age Group record holder in the 200 fly for the 13-14 age group and ranks No. 2 for 15-16 year olds.

Her best times include:

  • 100 fly: 51.98
  • 200 fly: 1:52.76
  • 100 back: 53.13
  • 200 back: 1:53.28
  • 50 free: 22.89
  • 100 free: 49.55
  • 200 free: 1:46.55

Currently a junior at Sacred Heart Academy, Howley won the 100 back and 100 fly at the 2021 New York Federation Championships. She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.

Virginia is fresh off its second straight NCAA title, doing so in dominant fashion.

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4 months ago

Congratulations Tess!!!!