Boise State Signs Dakota Isaak To NLI
Swimmer Dakota Isaak
Nov. 18, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimming and diving head coach Kristin Hill announced the signing of Dakota Isaak (Juneau, Alaska/Juneau-Douglas HS) to a National Letter of Intent Tuesday.

"Dakota is an outstanding athlete and she is a swimmer we identified early in the recruiting process as a great fit for our program. She has a lot of experience with winning championships on her high school team and she understands what it takes to win, so she will fit right in with our championship team mentality," Hill said. "Dakota had seen the dramatic improvement in fellow Alaskan Sam Wicks and that really helped us make an immediate connection with her. She has posted some strong times, and with her background and her drive we know her best swimming is definitely ahead of her. With two of our best breaststrokers in the history of our program graduating this year, it was important to be sure we continued to have strength in this area. Dakota's character and focus are both very strong and she is someone who will really thrive in our program with the way we develop swimmers in a well-rounded training program that will allow her to not only maximize her breaststroke strength but also add new strengths. She fits in so well with our team dynamic and our staff is really looking forward to working with her."

Coming to Boise from further north is Isaak, a native of Juneau, Alaska. At Juneau-Douglas High School Isaak was the state champion in the 200 medley relay as a sophomore and in the 100 breast and 200 free relay as a junior. She also finished eighth at senior sectionals in the 100 breast. At the club level, with Glacier Swim Club, she is the all-time (open) state-record holder in the 100 breast, the 17-18-year-old-record holder in the 200 breast and 400 medley relay.

"It was a dream come true to be invited on a recruiting trip to Boise, and the moment I stepped on campus I knew it was where I was meant to spend my next four years of academics and swimming," Isaak recalled. "I love everything about the school, the team and the city, and I really clicked with Kristin and Eddie [Larios]."

Top Times
100 breast - 1:03.69
200 breast - 2:21.10
50 free - 24.85
100 fly - :59.34

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