Sprinter Amber van Meines (2022) Sends Verbal Pledge to Harvard


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Moraga, California native Amber van Meines has introduced her verbal dedication to the appliance course of* at Harvard College for the 2022-23 faculty 12 months. She wrote on social media:

“I’m so excited to announce my dedication to the admissions course of at Harvard College! Thanks a lot to Coach Steph and Coach Amanda for making this expertise extremely fulfilling and to my household and associates who’ve been there for me each step of the best way. I can’t wait to be a part of this group of hardworking and empowered ladies. GO CRIMSON!!! ❤️”

Van Meines swims for Campolindo Excessive Faculty, the place she is a junior, and Orinda Aquatics. She makes a speciality of dash freestyle and backstroke and is a Futures qualifier in each the 50 free and 100 free. Van Meines competed at 2019 CIF North Coast Part Championships her freshman 12 months and got here in eighth within the 50 free (24.08) and third within the 100 Free (51.68). She achieved her lifetime greatest occasions in each occasions throughout prelims. She then went on to swim on the California CIF State Championships. She didn’t have a sophomore season in 2020, or a junior season this spring, on account of COVID-19.

In membership swimming, van Meines kicked off 2021 with a model new PB within the 100 again at an Orinda Aquatics Time Trials meet in March. She additionally raced the 50 and 100 free, coming with .5 and .7 of her greatest occasions in these occasions.

Van Meines will be part of Anya Mostek, Elizabeth Brock, and Sydney Lu in Cambridge, Mass. within the fall of 2022.

High occasions:

  • 50 free – 23.60
  • 100 free – 51.25
  • 100 again – 56.56

*Observe: A verbal dedication between an Ivy League coach and a potential student-athlete isn’t a proposal of admission, as solely the Admission Workplace has that authority. The coach can solely commit his or her assist within the admission course of. Ivy League Admission Workplaces don’t problem “Seemingly Letters” earlier than October 1 of the possible student-athlete’s senior 12 months of highschool. The Seemingly Letter, whereas issued after an preliminary learn of the coed’s software, isn’t a proposal of admission to the college.

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