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St. Xavier standout swimmer Grant House commits to Arizona State

Posted: 8:23 PM, Sep 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-13 00:27:53Z

CINCINNATI -- St. Xavier standout swimmer Grant House announced his verbal commitment to Arizona State on Twitter tonight.

House, a senior, helped the AquaBombers win the 2016 National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) rankings title from last winter. St. X captured a school-record 6,397 points en route to its eighth NISCA crown.

St. X won the Division I state title in February at C.T. Branin Natatorium in Canton with a state-meet record 398 points. It was the program’s eighth consecutive state title and 37th overall.

House won the 200 freestyle at the state meet with a time of 1:36.93. He also won the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:24.61. He was part of a record-setting performance in the 400 freestyle relay with a state meet record time of 3:01.34.

House received NISCA All-American honors for his achievements in the 200 freestyle, 200 IM, 500 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

House won a gold medal in Singapore in August 2015 at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships. His 800-meter freestyle relay team set a new junior world record too.

“I made my decision because I was impressed with their academics and facilities for the students and athletes,” House told Swimming World . “These two aspects will allow me to pursue my goals during college and beyond. Coach (Bob) Bowman has a lot of respect and I have great respect for him. They are creating something pretty special at ASU and I want to be a part of that.”