NAG Record-Holder Torri Huske Commits to Stanford Swimming for 2021-22

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Torri Huske announced her commitment to Stanford. Photo Courtesy: Hannah Knittig

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World Junior Champion and NAG Record Holder Torri Huske has verbally committed to Stanford for 2021.

Arguably the most sought-out recruit in the class of 2025, she’ll join the the Cardinal at the start of the 2021-22 season.

“I am humbled yet proud to announce that I will continue my academic and athletic career at Stanford University!” Huske posted. “Thank you to my family, teachers, teammates, and friends for your endless support. I’d especially like to thank Evan, Torey, and all my coaches and who have helped me get to this point. I can’t wait for these upcoming years on the farm. Fear the tree!”

Huske basically had her choice of any school in the country, but felt like Stanford was the best hit for her.

“It just had everything I was looking for. It is a really good swimming school, but it is also a really good academic school,” Huske told Swimming World. “People are academically driven. You could tell that all the girls supported each other. I visited four other schools in the fall.  I feel like I always kept a pretty open mind. I wanted to make sure I liked Stanford for the right reasons, that I didn’t just like it because it was a good swimming school. I wanted to make sure that I actually fit well there. Those elements are pretty important to me.  After all of my visits, I was more reassured that it was where I wanted to be.

“Coach (Greg) Meehan is an amazing coach. He is going to be the Olympic coach and I already knew he had a good reputation. He has a great track record of helping everyone achieve their goals. He and Tracy (Slusser) make a really good team. Stanford does a great job at fostering inclusivity and I immediately felt welcomed when I visited. I felt like the Stanford had everything I was looking for, outstanding academics, a team culture which promotes unity, and great teammates. Greg and Tracy set a great tone for the team that really helps to create a unit full of support. I cannot wait to be a part of the tradition that is Stanford Swim and Dive.”

Torri Huske, who was named Swimming World’s High School Swimmer of the Year in 2019, had a breakout summer beginning with three top-12 finishes at Phillips 66 Summer Nationals. Her fourth-place showing in the 100m fly with a time of 57.80 broke the legendary 15-16 National Age Group record held by Mary T. Meagher since 1981.

At the 2019 FINA World Junior Championships, she earned gold in the 50m fly, 100m fly, and 4x100m medley relay and grabbed silver in the 100m free. Her winning time of 57.71 in the 100m fly re-broke her own NAG record and earned her a spot on USA Swimming’s 2019-20 National Team.

Huske then lowered her own 15-16 NAG record in her signature event with a time of 57.48 at the Toyota U.S. Open in December of 2019, edging out 2016 Olympian Kelsi Dahlia for the win and new meet record.

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Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

In SCY, her best times include:

  • 50 fly – 22.96
  • 100 fly – 50.49
  • 200 fly – 1:55.17
  • 50 free – 21.83
  • 100 free – 48.19
  • 200 free – 1:46.07
  • 200 IM – 1:56.65
  • 400 IM – 4:11.26
  • 100 back – 53.17

Also competing for Yorktown High School, Huske has won the 50 free and 100 fly during her freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons. At the state meet in 2019, then-sophomore Huske made headlines by breaking Beata Nelson’s 100 fly National HS Record with a blistering time of 51.29.

At the 2020 Virginia Class 6 State Championships, she blasted a 50.69 as a junior to win the 100 fly for the third-consecutive year; her time broke her own National Public High School. Her best time in the event is 50.49 which she swam at the NCAP Invitational in December 2019, a performance that ranks fourth all-time in 17-18 year-old history.

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Torri Huske; Photo Courtesy: Connor Trimble

Torri Huske has already achieved seven Olympic Trials standards:

  • 100m fly – 57.48
  • 200m fly – 2:14.01
  • 50m free – 25.40
  • 100m free – 54.52
  • 200m free – 2:00.52
  • 200m IM – 2:11.70
  • 400m IM – 4:56.88

Swimming year-round with Arlington Aquatic Club under head coach Evan Stiles, Huske has earned 10 Potomac Valley Senior titles and 11 gold medals at NCSAs over the past three years. She has also earned NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

An incredibly versatile swimmer, Torri Huske will be a major asset to Stanford both individually and on relays. With her best times right now, she would’ve scored 28 points individually at the 2019 NCAA Championships where Stanford won,  after scoring in the A-final of the 50 free and 100 fly as well as the B-final of the 200 fly.

2 comments

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    tnp101

    Congratulations Torri for the outstanding achievement so far! Welcome to the Stanford family. You will have a great time both academically and athletically here. Go Card!

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