Harvard lands huge 2023 verbal commitment from Kiley Wilhelm with NCAA scoring times
NEW COMMITMENT: Harvard got a huge verbal* commitment for Fall 2023 from Olympic Trials Qualifiers Kiley Wilhelm of Charlotte, North Carolina, one of the highest-ranked recruits in his class.
About her engagement, she said:
“I am delighted to announce my commitment to the recruitment process at Harvard University! I knew it was the right choice for me after my official visit. I fell in love with the team, the coaches and the school. I look forward to continuing my academic and athletic career at Harvard. I would like to thank my coaches, my family and my friends who have supported me throughout this process. Turn purple!!”
Wilhelm swims at her club with Life Time Swim Team and placed 11th in the 100m butterfly and 15th in the 200m backstroke at the Phillips 66 International Team Trials last month. She won four events at Cary Sectionals in March and finished sixth in the 200 IM at Juniors East in December.
A rising senior at Myers Park High School, Wilhelm won the 200 IM and was the 100 runner-up at the 2022 North Carolina 4A State Championships. She collected silver in both of those events in her sophomore season. , also winning the 100 butterfly in his rookie campaign.
His best times include:
- 100 fly – 51.07
- 200 butterfly – 1:52.54
- 200 IM – 1:55.78
- 100 back – 52.47
- 200 back – 1:52.71
- 100 free – 49.33
- 200 free – 1:45.98
Wilhelm is a huge pick-up for Harvard, as she would have been her best swimmer last year in the 100/200 butterfly, 100/200 backstroke, 100 free and 200 IM. She would even have been the No. 1 swimmer in the Ivy League in the 100/200 butterfly, 200 backstroke and 200 IM a season ago.
She would also have scored in the 200 butterfly A final as well as the 100 butterfly, 200 IM and 200 backstroke B final at the 2022 NCAA Championships.
*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit to supporting the admissions process.
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