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Sophia Jahn, the reigning Arizona Interscholastic Affiliation (AIA) Division I Swimmer of the Yr, turned the primary official College of Michigan recruit of the Matt Bowe period together with her verbal dedication to the Wolverines this week.
“I’m SO excited to announce my verbal dedication to proceed my athletic and tutorial profession on the College of Michigan,” Jahn wrote on Instagram. “I’m extremely grateful for all of the help I’ve obtained alongside the way in which. Excited for the following 4 with this workforce! GO BLUE💙💛”
Jahn is starting her senior season at Pink Mountain Excessive College in Mesa, Arizona, the place she’s the reigning AIA Division I state champion in each the 50-yard freestyle (23.13) and 100 fly (54.33) from final November. She additionally introduced dwelling a 3rd state title final 12 months as a member of Pink Mountain’s victorious 200 free relay workforce, which she led off with a 23.33 cut up.
Jahn mentioned the 100 fly win was “really a shocker,” however she would have preferred to have gone quicker within the 50 free. Pink Mountain ended up putting 4th general within the Division I women’ workforce standings.
At Austin Sectionals in March, Jahn capped her quick course season with greatest occasions within the 100 free (50.59) and 200 free (1:51.16).
Greatest SCY Occasions
- 50 free – 23.13
- 100 free – 50.59
- 200 free – 1:51.16
- 50 fly – 25.63
- 100 fly – 54.33
This summer time, Jahn tallied a number of lifetime bests whereas racing long-course meters (LCM) for her Gold Medal Swim Membership primarily based out of Phoenix. At Des Moines Sectionals in July, she notched private bests within the 50-meter butterfly (28.97), 100-meter butterfly (1:03.16), 200-meter freestyle (2:10.16), and 200-meter IM (2:24.45). She was inside a second of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials reduce within the 50 free final summer time with a personal-best 26.42, however her greatest time this season was a 26.79 from her 200 free relay leadoff at Junior Nationals.
Jahn joins Michigan’s class of 2024 together with Abby Dunford, Leila Fack, and Miller Ward. Dunford leans distance freestyle, Fack prefers dash free, and Ward has seen her greatest outcomes come within the 200 IM and butterfly occasions.
Bowe was employed in June following stints as an affiliate head coach at Cal and Ohio State. He changed longtime Michigan head coach Mike Backside, who introduced his retirement in Might after 15 seasons in Ann Arbor that included a males’s nationwide title in 2013. Extra not too long ago, although, the Wolverine males recorded their lowest NCAA finishes throughout Backside’s tenure in 2022 (twenty second) and 2023 (twentieth) whereas the Michigan ladies are coming off their lowest end at NCAAs since 2013.
By the point Jahn arrives on campus in Ann Arbor within the fall of 2024, Michigan will likely be joined within the Massive Ten by newcomers USC and UCLA. Final season, the Wolverine ladies positioned third out of 12 groups on the 2023 Massive Ten Championships with 1,108 factors behind Indiana (1,291.5) and Ohio State (1,425).
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