Ocean City High School swimmer Dolan Grisbaum was impressed by the coaches and the academics of Boston University in conversations and during a July visit.
Seeing the campus helped, too.
Grisbaum, a 17-year-old rising senior and Ocean City resident, has committed to attend the university and will swim for the Terriers’ NCAA Division I program.
“It’s certainly humbling and overwhelming, but it’s definitely exciting,” said Grisbaum, a first-team Press All-Star this past winter. “Academically, they’re ranked really high. I wanted to go to a school with good academics and athletics, and Boston University gave me both.
“The coaches really know how to train swimmers. Looking at their results, they drop a lot of time. I’ve been talking with their coaches since December. For me, I think it’s a place where I can really excel at and be part of.”
Grisbaum also liked the campus and the location.
“The campus is