Cann Commits to Broncos
Felicity Cann
Tacoma, Wash.
Stadium High School
King Aquatic Club
Freestyle/Individual Medley

BOISE, Idaho-Boise State swimming and diving Head Coach Kristin Hill announced, Wednesday, Felicity Cann of Tacoma, Wash., signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Broncos. Cann, currently a senior at Stadium High School, specializes in freestyle and individual medley events.

"Felicity is going to be able to come in and help us right away in middle distance and sprint freestyle," said Hill. "She will thrive here as a student-athlete and I'm really thankful to have the opportunity to work with Felicity and have another King Aquatics team member join us as a Bronco."

Cann finished her prep career with a bang at last week's WIAA 4A State Swimming and Diving Championships. She won individual titles in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events, earning All-America consideration in both. Cann ran away with both races, winning the 200 by nearly four seconds and the 500 by more than seven seconds. Read more about Cann going out on top in this Tacoma News Tribune article.

The 2012 state titles gave her three individual crowns and four total for her career. She claimed the 2011 state championship in the 100-yard freestyle. Cann also took second in the 100 freestyle as a freshman in 2009 and third as a sophomore in 2010. She earned her All-America cut in the 200 freestyle for the second-straight year after taking second at the state meet as a junior. In 2011, she anchored Stadium's 200-yard freestyle relay to the state title. The Tigers finished 14th in the 200 free relay in 2012, with Cann again swimming the anchor leg and posting the second-fastest split in the meet for the second-consecutive year.

Cann's performance as a junior at the state meet helped Stadium and coach Dave Baughmen capture its highest finish in school history, taking second as a team at the 2011 championships. She leaves Stadium as the school record holder in six events.

Cann is coached by Tommy Hannan at King Aquatic Club, where she has qualified for winter nationals and summer junior nationals. King Aquatic teammate Emily Tanasse also signed with Boise State.

"I have been recruiting from King Aquatics in the Seattle area for the last few years, and finally we have not one, but two of King's swimmers coming to swim with us," Hill said. "Emily and Felicity both swim for Tommy Hannan at King, and I'm excited to get them both to Boise and watch them continue to develop as we take over where Tommy left off."

Cann comes from an athletic family with plenty of collegiate swimming experience. Her sister Scarlet swam at UCLA and brother D'voreaux swam at Michigan. Her father, Melvin, also played football at Washington.

"When looking for a college I wanted the big-school feel in a safe town, a good football program and a place where I could better myself inside and outside of the pool," Cann said. "It was clear Boise State would have all three. When I spent time on the campus and with the people, I knew it was where I needed to be."

Top times (short-course yards):
50 Free: 24.0
100 Free: 51.68
200 Free: 1:49.72
500 Free: 4:56.10
200 IM: 2:06.70

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