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Nick Suranyi from Novi, Michigan, has committed to swim and study at DIII Hope College beginning in the fall of 2023.
“Hope College is a school with some of the most energetic and kindest people I have ever met. No matter what happens along the way, I know I will always be surrounded by people who want me to succeed. ROLL DUTCH, GO HOPE!”
Suranyi is finishing up his senior year two hours away from Hope College at Novi High School, and competes year-round for the Novi Sturgeons. As a primary butterflyer and IMer, Suranyi had a stellar 2022 season, achieving best times consistently throughout the short-course and long-course seasons. In the spring of 2022, he hit best times in his IM events: he swam a 1:54.92 200-yard IM at the MHSAA Boys Division I State Championships, and then a week later swam a 400-yard IM best time of 4:07.41 at the MLA Michigan Ultra Championship meet.
His 100-yard butterfly best time came in August at the MCSA Senior Cup Championship where he won the event in 50.58. Just this January, Suranyi swam a best time in his 200-yard butterfly at the 2023 Indiana BBSC Circle City Classic — a large regional club meet — winning finals in 1:52.25.
Best Times SCY:
100 fly — 50.58
200 fly — 1:52.25
200 IM — 1:54.92
400 IM — 4:07.41
At the 2023 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference Championships, the Hope College men placed second behind Calvin College, with a score of 1117-963. With his current best times, Suranyi will come in as a freshman with huge scoring potential. The Flying Dutch men already have a hefty roster of swimmers in the IM and butterfly events, with at least three A-finalists at MIAA Conference champs in all four events.
Suranyi is projected to A-final in all of his best events, with his highest scoring being the 200-yard fly in fourth place, right behind Hope teammate Conor East. He would have been 7th in both the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard IM, with half of each A-final being Flying Dutch swimmers. The Calvin men took up three other spots in those finals, leaving almost no other points to be picked up by other teams.
With the deep roster for the Hope men in the butterfly events, Suranyi will likely be out of the running for a medley relay spot. Additionally, almost none of the A-finalists in the IM and butterfly events are graduating, meaning that Suranyi will be strengthening what will already be Hope’s point-scoring power events at the 2024 MIAA Conference Championships.
Suranyi will be joining fellow Michigan native Erik Keisling, as well as Alexandre Pierce, Jacob Mowers, Graham Eisenmann, and Max Reed for the Flying Dutch class of 2027.
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