Yale Bulldogs Get Verbal from National HS Relay Record-Holder Alex Massey

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NEW COMMIT: Yale University has received a new verbal commitment* from Nashville, Tenn. native Alex Massey who will arrive in New Haven in the fall of 2020.

Primarily a butterflyer, Massey does her club swimming with Ensworth Aquatics and owns seven Summer Juniors standards with the 2020 Olympic Trials cut in the 200m fly. She most recently grabbed the gold medal in the 200m fly at NCSAs this past summer after winning four events at the Southeastern LCM Championships. Last winter, she raced five events at Juniors East before going on to win both IMs at the Southeastern SCY Championships.

Also competing for Harpeth Hall School, Massey is a six-time TISCA State Championship finalist. She earned bronze in the 100 fly and took fourth in the 100 back as a junior after finishing second and fifth, respectively, in those events during her sophomore season. During her sophomore year, the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, along with Alex Walsh, Gretchen Walsh, and Ella Nelson, broke the national independent school record in the 4×50 medley relay (1:38.77) where she split a 24.49 on the fly leg.

She told Swimming World:

“Our XC season ends in November every year, so I have yet to get even 90 days of full time swim training in before the short course championship season.  It will be exciting to see what I can do with a focused year-round approach.  Mostly, I’m looking forward to working with all the great coaches and teammates at Yale, and of course the academic opportunities are incredible.  I am honored to commit to Yale and such a tradition of excellence.  BOOLA!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 fly – 54.28
  • 200 fly – 1:59.28
  • 100 back – 55.74
  • 200 back – 1:59.63
  • 50 free – 23.70
  • 200 IM – 2:04.58
  • 400 IM – 4:21.12

Massey will make an immediate impact when she suits up for the Bulldogs as a member of the class of 2024. She would’ve scored in the A-final of both fly events, the B-final of both backstroke events and the 400 IM, and the C-final of the 50 free at the 2019 Ivy League Championships where Yale finished second overall in the team standings.

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*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process.