St. Xavier standout swimmer Grant House commits to Arizona State

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.”

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