Annalee Johnson To Transfer From Penn State to Virginia Tech

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Annalee Johnson will transfer from Penn State to Virginia Tech and finish her last two years of eligibility with the Hokies in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Johnson is a native of Stafford, Virginia where she swam for Nation’s Capital Swim Club.

Johnson’s best times came from her freshman season in 2017 where she swam a 1:02.68 in the 100 breast at the Big Ten meet and a 2:13.67 in the 200. She also had a best time of 2:04.55 in the 200 IM from the same Big Ten championships.

Johnson only swam in three meets for the Nittany Lions this season. She will be joining a Virginia Tech team that was seventh at the ACC meet in 2018. The Hokies also just hired Sergio Lopez from Auburn to compete in the deepening Atlantic Coast Conference.

Johnson’s 200 IM best time would put her seventh for the Hokies and her 100 breast best would put her fourth this past season. She will be joining NCAA qualifier Joelle Vereb, who placed 22nd in the 100 breast at NCAA’s in 2018. Vereb swam a 59.58 to qualify for the meet.

Her 200 breast best time was faster than the Hokies’ fastest swimmer in 2018 Madalyn Ulrich (2:13.84). Ulrich was 20th at the ACC meet with that swim.

Johnson provided a statement to Swimming World below:

“So excited to announce my commitment to Virginia Tech! Incredibly honored to have the opportunity to swim for Coach Sergio Lopez Miro and Coach Josh Huger. Their knowledge, positive energy, and insurmountable record are unmatched and I’m so thankful to be able to represent VT! Go Hokies!”

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