2024 Women's Swim Recruiting

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swimmer19
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Cal women are getting into the recruiting conversation - Finley Anderson from Colorado/Denver Hilltoppers announced her commitment to the 2028 class last night. She's in SwimSwam's BOTR as a backstroke specialist- only 54.2 in the 100 but her 200 is very intriguing at a 1:55.9.

She visited the weekend of September 10th with her Hilltoppers teammate Charlotte Burnham, a BOTR 1:02/2:13 breaststroker.
swimmer19
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Writeup on Finley:

SUMMER NATIONALS QUALIFIER FINLEY ANDERSON (2024) GIVES VERBAL COMMITMENT TO CAL

As noted, backstroker with 2IM potential as her day 1 event.
swimmer19
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Cal Women have hosted 5 2024 recruits within the past several weeks. Several uncommitted 2023 recruits have also visited Berkeley:

Kinley Wigle (OR, 2023) - 1:01 BR *Verbaled to ASU*
Lindsay Barnes (CA, 2023) - 54.5/1:59 BK, local recruit from Cupertino
Daniela Karnaugh (NJ, 2024) - 1:02 BR, but 1:10/2:32 in LC for Team Trials/US Open
Mackenzie Headley (CT, 2024) - 22.5/49.1, 1:00.8 BR, HS dual sport athlete, SwimSwam #20
Adriana Smith (CA, 2024) - 53.5 BK, local recruit from Orinda
Charlotte Burnham (CO, 2024) - 1:02/2:13 BR, same team as 2024 commit Anderson
LegoBear
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Does anyone know if Isabel Ivey is still with the program? She did put herself in the portal and you would figure that she would have been snapped up.

Seems like she is still listed in the roster as a 22-23 Graduate? Maybe she's just swimming with the graduate program and preparing for the pros with Durden?
Schroeder71
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Good question. Isabel Ivey, Alicia Wilson & Reed Broadus have not participated for Cal in the Queen of the Pool competition at Cal Poly nor the swim competition last Friday at Fresno State. All three are listed on the roster.

This week Cal competes in two conference dual meets against Utah (home) & Washington State (away). I would imagine that anyone that is a member of the team would be ready to go unless they are injured. GO BEARS!
LegoBear
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Actually the article about Finley commit indicates that both Ivey and Wilson are still part of the team.

Stadden, Ivey, Spitz, Wilson, McEnroe, and Motekaitis are on the roster again this year, but Stadden is a junior, Spitz and Motekaitis are seniors, and Ivey and Wilson are fifth-years. Only McEnroe, a current sophomore, is likely to be there when Anderson moves to Berkeley
swimmer19
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Ivey isn't slated to graduate until the end of this semester. Several scenarios for that:

-She remains at Cal and competes in the Spring for her 5th year
-Remains at Cal, but elects to use her 5th year next season (2023-24)
-Transfers to another school and competes in the spring
-Transfers to another school for next season

Both Ivey and Wilson are training with the Men's team under Durden.
Polodad
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Who are the other 30 women Training with?
Schroeder71
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Bears Open Pac-12 Play Against Utah - California Golden Bears Athletics (calbears.com)

Articles appear today for the mens & womens meets vs Utah tomorrow. The men have a paragragh ("They're Back") that mentions the three Bears that are returning for fifth year. The women's write-up does not have a similar reference...I hope that we find out tomorrow.
swimmer19
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Women's team still trains under Durden and Marsh, combining practices with the men's team several times a week.

From my understanding, Ivey and Wilson have joined Murph and Abbey in training as the "postgrad" group that practices with the men's team.
Schroeder71
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Thanks, s19. They both could swim with the women's team but have chosen not to...I don't get it-it's a slap in the face to all their former female teammates. It guarantees that the women's team will not be competitive with Stanford and might not even finish second... Durden is their coach this season, not McKeever!
swimmer19
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Welcome to Mia West! She will join Finley Anderson in the 2024 recruit class as a sprint free/fly specialist.

Long course best times of 26.5/56.7/2:01.1 FR and 1:00 FL, has also represented the Canadian National Junior Team at Jr. Pan Pacs this past summer to hit the aforementioned best times in the 100/200 free and 100 fly.
HBear
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swimmer19 said:

Cal Women have hosted 5 2024 recruits within the past several weeks. Several uncommitted 2023 recruits have also visited Berkeley:

Kinley Wigle (OR, 2023) - 1:01 BR
Lindsay Barnes (CA, 2023) - 54.5/1:59 BK, local recruit from Cupertino
Daniela Karnaugh (NJ, 2024) - 1:02 BR, but 1:10/2:32 in LC for Team Trials/US Open
Mackenzie Headley (CT, 2024) - 22.5/49.1, 1:00.8 BR, HS dual sport athlete, SwimSwam #20
Adriana Smith (CA, 2024) - 53.5 BK, local recruit from Orinda
Charlotte Burnham (CO, 2024) - 1:02/2:13 BR, same team as 2024 commit Anderson
Adriana Smith announced her commit to Cal, becoming the third verbal for the 2024 group. Ranked #6 in California per SwimCloud (#80 in the class overall), with a 53.50 100 back and 1:58 in the 200. Welcome aboard!
HBear
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HBear said:

swimmer19 said:

Cal Women have hosted 5 2024 recruits within the past several weeks. Several uncommitted 2023 recruits have also visited Berkeley:

Kinley Wigle (OR, 2023) - 1:01 BR
Lindsay Barnes (CA, 2023) - 54.5/1:59 BK, local recruit from Cupertino
Daniela Karnaugh (NJ, 2024) - 1:02 BR, but 1:10/2:32 in LC for Team Trials/US Open
Mackenzie Headley (CT, 2024) - 22.5/49.1, 1:00.8 BR, HS dual sport athlete, SwimSwam #20
Adriana Smith (CA, 2024) - 53.5 BK, local recruit from Orinda
Charlotte Burnham (CO, 2024) - 1:02/2:13 BR, same team as 2024 commit Anderson
Adriana Smith announced her commit to Cal, becoming the third verbal for the 2024 group. Ranked #6 in California per SwimCloud (#80 in the class overall), with a 53.50 100 back and 1:58 in the 200. Welcome aboard!
Write-up on Adriana Smith from SS:

SUMMER JUNIORS QUALIFIER ADRIANA SMITH (2024) VERBALLY COMMITS TO NEARBY CAL
Polodad
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I think we are seeing the Durden effect.
swimmer19
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Charlotte Burnham is Cal's latest verbal! From Colorado/Denver Hilltoppers, she visited the Bears the weekend of September 9th with TOPS teammate and Cal commit Finley Anderson.

1:02/2:13 BR, ranked in SwimSwam's BOTR with a 2:01 IM.
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