Jorgensen Joins Broncos
Whitney Jorgensen
Roseville, Calif.
Roseville High School
Sierra Marlins Swim Team
Breaststroke/Butterfly/Individual Medley

BOISE, Idaho-Boise State swimming and diving Head Coach Kristin Hill announced Wednesday, Whitney Jorgensen of Roseville, Calif., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Broncos. Jorgensen, currently a senior at Roseville High School, specializes in breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley events.

"Whitney comes from a great team at Sierra Marlins, and her coaches had so many great things to say about her as a teammate and an athlete," Hill said. "Whitney is close friends with one of our current swimmers, Sydney Johansen, and it's a good testament to our program when you can continue to build on relationships with coaches and swimmers who have seen the great strides swimmers make on this team. Her brother (Adam) swims at Cal, so she has a good idea of what to look for in a college team, as well. Whitney is really well rounded, and she will step in and fill a great need in the 400 IM as senior Christine Raininger graduates. Whitney is also strong in other events, and watching her time drops in her 200 breaststroke this past summer really got me excited to work with her as her coach."

Under the direction of coaches Kelly Capell and Emily Dodds at Roseville, Jorgensen earned All-America recognition in the 200-yard individual medley and is a three-time all-league honoree in four different events. She is the Sierra Foothill League record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke, bettering the mark each of her first three seasons. Jorgensen is the school record holder in the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly.

At the 2012 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, Jorgensen advanced to two championship finals. She took sixth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 200 individual medley. During her first two prep seasons she was a three-time champion in the frosh/soph heats at the section championship meets. Jorgensen finished first in the 200 individual medley both years and took first in the 100 breaststroke her freshman season.

Jorgensen is coached by Jeff Pearson, Brad Robins and Adam Schmitt as a member of the Sierra Marlins Swim Team, where she has qualified for senior and junior nationals. She finished fifth at the 2011 Winter California-Nevada Sectional in the 400-yard individual medley with a career-best 4:22.12.

Jorgensen's brother, Adam, swims at California and is currently a sophomore. Her father, Terry, played football at Butte Junior College and Sacramento State. He was also a one-year letterwinner in water polo at Sacramento State.

"When I arrived at Boise State I knew immediately this was the school and team for me," Jorgensen said. "Boise State exceeded my expectations in a school and swim team. I felt like I was already part of the team. The coaches made me feel confident that this team is a great fit and they will help me reach my goals of making finals at conference championships as well as competing at the NCAA level."

Top times (short-course yards / long-course meters):
100 Breast: 1:05.38 / 1:17.53
200 Breast: 2:20.85 / 2:38.52
100 Fly: 56.86 / 1:04.31
200 IM: 2:04.12 / 2:24.35
400 IM: 4:22.12 / 5:00.99


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