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#20 Luke Stibrich (2024) Announces Verbal Commitment to In-State Longhorns

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Luke Stibrich from Humble, Texas, has announced his intention to remain in-state to swim and study at the University of Texas in Austin beginning in the fall of 2024.

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Texas at Austin! I’d like to thank everyone who’s been a part of my journey and a special thanks to Coach Wyatt and Coach Eddie for giving me this opportunity. Hook ‘em 🤘”

A junior at Summer Creek High School who trains year-round with Blue Tide Aquatics, he is a highly versatile swimmer. He has outstanding times in all four 200 strokes, but he is even better as a 200/400 IMer. We ranked Stibrich #20 on our Way Too Early list of top recruits from the high school class of 2024.

As a sophomore at the 2022 Texas UIL 6A State Championships, Stibrich placed third in the 200 IM (1:47.74) and seventh in the 500 free (4:30.33) and earned PBs in both events (4:28.10 in prelims of the 500). A month later, he picked up three new times (100 free and 100/200 breast) at College Station Sectionals. The rest of his PBs date from 2021 Winter Juniors West, where he finaled in the 200 back (15th), 200 IM (21st), and 400 IM (9th).

This summer, Stibrich competed at Speedo Junior Nationals in the 200/400 free, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM. He clocked PBs of 52.95/1:54.29 in the 100/200 free and 2:07.16 in the 200 IM.

Best SCY times:

200 IM – 1:47.74
400 IM – 3:49.91
200 free – 1:38.62
500 free – 4:28.10
200 back – 1:47.61
200 breast – 2:01.81
200 fly – 1:49.65

The Longhorns have also received verbal commitments to their class of 2028 from Lakeside Aquatic Club teammates Cooper Lucas (#2 in the class) and Max Hatcher (“Best of the Rest”). The Texas IM group, dominated mainly by Carson and Jake Foster, David Johnston, Caspar Corbeau, Braden Vines during the last three years, will be undergoing a turnover, as all of them will have graduated (barring fifth-years) by the time Stibrich begins. Freshmen Spencer Aurnou-Rhees, Alec Filipovic, and Alec Enyeart will be among those who make up Stibrich’s future training group.

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