Crooks takes 5th in a historic 100 free finals at NCAA championship

After competing in several races during the 2023 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, Caymanian Jordan Crooks eventually closed the show Saturday night in a historic 100 freestyle. Crooks took fifth in the 100 free final, clocking 41.03 seconds. Prior to that, the 20-year-old swam 40.92 in his heat. Had he matched that time in theContinue reading “Crooks takes 5th in a historic 100 free finals at NCAA championship”

Crooks’ winning-ways continue through the NCAA Division I Championships

After winning the 50 freestyle finals at the 2023 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships Thursday evening, overnight sensation Jordan Crooks has stamped himself as the fastest swimmer in the world for collegiate athletes. The 20-year-old had the slowest reaction time (+.74) off the blocks not only in the ‘A’ final but of all 16 finalists.Continue reading “Crooks’ winning-ways continue through the NCAA Division I Championships”

Crooks advances from NCAA 50 Free prelims

Arguably, the biggest collegiate event in history is in full-swing. Representing the Cayman Islands and the University of Tennessee is top superstar Jordan Crooks, who is hoping to add more silverware to his collection. The Tennessee sophomore enters the 50 free final later today as the top seed after putting down a time of 18.25Continue reading “Crooks advances from NCAA 50 Free prelims”

Wray heading to Oregon for NCAA championships

Tokyo 2020 Olympian and Cayman’s current top female sprinter Shalysa Wray is heading to Eugene, Oregon to compete in the NCAA Outdoor Championships 400-metre dash.  The 23-year-old clocked in a time of 52.35 seconds during the NCAA West Preliminary round last month in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was enough for the junior at Kansas State UniversityContinue reading “Wray heading to Oregon for NCAA championships”

Crooks wins bronze at NCAA swimming championships

University of Tennessee freshman Jordan Crooks continues to prove that an athlete from a small island can compete with the world’s elite. On Thursday, the 19-year-old Caymanian tied third in the 50-yard freestyle finals, during the 2022 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships and earned first team All-American honors. The 50y final featuredContinue reading “Crooks wins bronze at NCAA swimming championships”

O’Garro’s draws number 21 for Oklahoma

Caymanian Joshua O’Garro confirmed his jersey number for the University of Oklahoma college basketball team Sunday (18 October) evening via Instagram. O’Garro first gave his verbal commitment to play with the sooners back in August this year after closing his junior season at Santa Clarita High School, in California. His caption after posting the photosContinue reading “O’Garro’s draws number 21 for Oklahoma”

Caymanian basketball player commits to Oklahoma

Earlier this week Joshua O’Garro verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Oklahoma.  With that commitment, O’Garro is on route to making history in becoming the first Caymanian to ever play basketball at the NCAA Division I level in the Big 12 Conference. O’Garro posted a photo of him wearing a Sooners jerseyContinue reading “Caymanian basketball player commits to Oklahoma”