Pejic Glides into Collegiate Swimming

Our very own Scottie Pejic committed to D1 Colgate

Pejic Glides into Collegiate Swimming

Caroline Dardeau, Co-Editor In Chief

Scott (Scottie) Pejic, a name we have heard for four years depicting his amazing skills and abilities, is continuing his academic and athletic career at Colgate College in New York. Pejic is a four time lettering swimmer who has been part of the DAC Champion teams and four-time IHSAA Sectional Champion team. Pejic hasn’t just been a team member, he is a crucial part of their success. He set two pool records at Valparaiso during last year’s sectional championship.  Pejic has been swimming since he was five years old through the Duneland Swim Club, and is not ready to finish swimming. The senior committed to the Colgate Raiders early this year with plans to major in economics. 


“I am definitely most impressed by the academics and the overall ranking of Colgate, from an academic standpoint. I am really impressed by their networking program,” Pejic explains. 


Colgate fits Pejic’s standards, education was the first priority when choosing a college, and he is ready to start his four years there. 


Pejic signed his National Letter of Intent on November 9, after announcing his commitment on November 1.  Colgate offered Pejic much more than a scholarship, they offered him a future family, an opportunity to continue the sport he loves, and a great coaching staff. 

“The coach and the swim team has a very good culture, I am excited to be a part of that,” Pejic continues.

He knew that he was not ready to end his swimming career after high school. He is continuing his career not only because of the love he has for the sport, but how it teaches him time management, leadership, and it keeps him in shape. Moving to Hamilton, New York is a big move and having a solid friend group is important to him. Pejic is a role model in and out of the pool. He has been a swim captain, National Honors Society member, Red Cross Club member, and a volunteer coach for the youth swim club. Being a swim captain has made him more outgoing, being an introvert, he had to get out of his shell to help impact his team. He was an All Conference Swimmer, and at the 2022 ISHAA state meet finished in 3rd, 11th and 12th. Scottie has a bright season and an incredible future ahead.

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