Eastern Interscholastic Champ Hadley DeBruyn Sends Verbal to Penn Quakers

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NEW COMMIT: Hadley DeBruyn of Swarthmore, Penn., has verbally committed to the University of Pennsylvania and will join the Quakers in the fall of 2020.*

DeBruyn, who owns a trio of Winter Juniors standards, does her club swimming with Suburban Seahawks Club and most recently placed 24th in the 500 free at NCSAs. Last summer, she finaled in four events at Middle Atlantic LCM Seniors before going on to earn a pair of best times at NCSAs. In 2015 while she was competing with Delaware Swim Team, she set an 11-12 NAG Record as a member of the 4×100 free relay.

Also competing for Episcopal Academy, DeBruyn is a six-time Eastern Interscholastic League Championship finalist. She placed fourth in both the 200 IM and 500 free as a junior after finishing third in the 200 free and second in the 100 back during her sophomore season. During her rookie campaign, the NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American earned gold in the 500 free and was the 200 IM runner-up.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Pennsylvania! I chose Penn because of the unique combination of athletics and academics, and the amazing team and coaching staff. I immediately connected with Coach Schnur, and I know he is the right person to help me achieve my goals. I can’t wait to be on Penn’s beautiful campus and be a part of the vibrant community in the City of Brotherly Love. Thank you to my family, friends, and coaches who have supported me in this process! Go Quakers!”

Her best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:51.18
  • 500 free – 4:50.81
  • 1000 free – 10:09.07
  • 100 back – 56.01
  • 200 back – 1:59.59
  • 200 IM – 2:03.28
  • 400 IM – 4:21.19

Even with over a year to go before arriving on campus, DeBruyn will add valuable depth to the Quakers’ free, back and IM training groups. She would’ve scored in the B-final of the 500 free, 200 back and 400 IM at the 2019 Ivy League Championships where Penn finished fifth overall in the team standings.

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*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process.

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