Boise State Signs Abbey Sorenson To NLI
Swimmer Abbey Sorenson
Nov. 18, 2014

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimming and diving head coach Kristin Hill announced the signing of Abbey Sorenson (Draper, Utah/Riverton HS) to a National Letter of Intent Tuesday.

"Abbey is very determined as both a student and an athlete. She knows that she has a lot more left to accomplish as a swimmer, and she also has a passion to be a registered nurse. Abbey will join fellow Utah swimmer, Amelia Draney, and we are excited to have two from our bordering state here in Boise. Abbey has shown phenomenal improvement over the last year as she has grown in Ron Lockwood's program at Wasatch Front Fish Market Swim Team, and we know they anticipate even more time drops before she arrives her next fall. She joins an outstanding tradition of sprinting excellence in freestyle, as well as a great group of backstrokers who have competed at the highest level. Abbey has a strong family support system, and we look forward to welcoming all of them to our team family. We are glad she found the team and family environment she was looking for here at Boise State."

Sorenson, from Riverton High School in Draper, Utah, is a two-time state champion in both the 50 free and 100 back (2012, 2014) and the school-record holder in those events in addition to the 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. She was named the state 5A Female Swimmer of the Year following her junior year and currently owns the third-fastest time in Utah history for the 50 free.

A perennial honor-roll member at Riverton, Sorenson is an active participant in the "Silver Rush" charity drive each year, helping raise money for a different charity every December.

"Boise State is a place where I felt at home. It was somewhere I knew I would be accepted and loved by the girls on the team and the coaches," Sorenson noted. "I knew I could get better as a swimmer and as a person there. It felt like a great environment, one I wanted to be a part of."

Top Times
50 free - 23.49
100 back - 56.97
100 free - 52.37
200 back - 2:04.90
200 free - 1:55.36

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