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2024 NCAA ‘B’ Finalist Kathryn Ackerman Of Michigan Enters Portal As Grad Switch

2024 NCAA ‘B’ finalist Kathryn Ackerman has entered the switch portal as a graduate switch after spending her undergraduate profession at Michigan.

Ackerman stayed in-state for undergrad as she is initially from Grand Haven, Michigan on the west facet of the state.

She earned an NCAA invite in all 4 season with the Wolverines. As a freshman, she made the NCAA A remaining of the 400 IM swimming a private greatest 4:07.35 in prelims earlier than swimming a 4:06.95 in finals to complete seventh.

A 12 months later, throughout her sophomore season, she completed twenty eighth within the 400 IM and thirty seventh within the 500 free. As a junior, she completed twenty ninth within the 400 IM at NCAAs in a 4:12.83.

As a senior, she made the B remaining of the 400 IM swimming a greatest time 4:06.88 in prelims for eleventh earlier than ending fifteenth in finals in a 4:08.42.

Ackerman has switched round her championship occasion lineup all through her undergrad profession. Throughout a typical four-day meet she has switched her lineup buying and selling between the five hundred free and 200 IM on day two in addition to the 200 again and the 1650 free on day 4. Her most constant occasion selection has been the 400 IM on day 3.

Ackerman’s greatest faculty SCY instances are:

  • 200 IM: 1:58.16 (2021 SMU Traditional)
  • 400 IM: 4:06.88 (2024 NCAAs)
  • 500 free: 4:40.00 (2022 Large Tens)
  • 1650 free: 16:10.72 (2022 Large Tens)
  • 200 again: 1:56.11 (2021 SMU Traditional)

Ackerman was certainly one of 5 swimmers to attain individually for the Wolverines at 2024 NCAAs the place the staff went on to complete twelfth total with 147.5 factors, solely 5.5 factors behind eleventh place Cal.

Ackerman was certainly one of three seniors for the Michigan ladies (out of 11 swimmers) at NCAAs. The opposite two seniors, Casey Chung and Claire Newman, have each already introduced that they may return to Ann Arbor for his or her COVID-19 fifth years.

Getting into the switch portal doesn’t imply an athlete is required to switch. As a substitute, it permits athletes to speak with different potential faculties.

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