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Broncos Add Talie Anchustegui

Talie Anchustegui
Scottsdale, Ariz.
Xavier College Preparatory
Phoenix Swim Club
Backstroke/Butterfly/Freestyle

BOISE, Idaho-Boise State women's swimming and diving Head Coach Kristin Hill announced, Tuesday, Talie Anchustegui of Scottsdale, Ariz., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Broncos. Anchustegui, currently a senior at Xavier College Preparatory, swims backstroke, butterfly and freestyle events.

"In addition to the staff at Phoenix Swim Club, Talie swims for an old friend of mine, Colleen Murphy, who coaches at Xavier High School, so we connected with Talie early in this process," Hill said. "I am certain that Talie's best swimming is yet to come, and she has several areas in which she can contribute to our team. It will be fun to have the first daughter of alumni on the team, as both of her parents graduated from Boise State."

Anchustegui helped Xavier Prep run away with the Arizona State 5A Division I Swimming and Diving Championship earlier this month. She earned runner-up finishes in two individual events and helped Xavier to a pair of relay titles while the team more than doubled the score of the second-place finisher. The team victory made Anchustegui a four-time state champion.

In winning the 2010 title, Anchustegui helped Xavier's 200-yard freestyle relay team break an 18-year-old state record. Individually, she finished second in the 100-yard backstroke and butterfly events.

As a sophomore, Anchustegui won individual state titles in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke, setting Kino Aquatics Center records in each event.

Already a 10-time All-American, Anchustegui is in line to earn more such honors this season. She is coached by Colleen Murphy at Xavier.

Anchustegui also competes for Phoenix Swim Club, where she is coached by Coley Stickles.

Anchustegui is a standout student, as well, earning USA Swimming Scholar All-America accolades each of the past two years. At Xavier she belongs to the Christian Life Community, ZERO Club, Spanish Club, Aviation Club and Students for Social Action.

"I chose Boise State because of the legacy that is being built," Anchustegui said. "I felt it was the best fit for me to achieve my goals in and out of the pool. I look forward to exploring my Basque heritage while in Boise, and helping the Broncos reach the next level."

Top times (short-course yards):
50 Free: 24.10
100 Free: 52.11
100 Back: 56.49
100 Fly: 55.33