Shelby Raber Will Stay In-State and Swim for the Virginia Tech Hokies

Photo Courtesy: Shelby Raber

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NEW COMMIT: Virginia Tech recently gained another verbal commitment, this time from in-state swimmer Shelby Raber. Raber, a Virginia Beach, Va. native, will join Ashley Worden as a member of the Class of 2023.

Raber, who has Winter Junior cuts in three events, is a talented butterflyer competing for TIDE Swimming. Also representing Kellam High School, she placed sixth in both the 500 free and 100 fly at this year’s VHSL 6A State Championships.

Raber announced to Swimming World,

I am extremely proud & super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim & study at Virginia Tech!! I am so excited to work with SUCH amazing coaches and teammates! I am so thankful to every person that has gotten me here! GO HOKIES!

Her best times in SCY:

  • 50 Fly – 25.92
  • 100 Fly – 55.29
  • 200 Fly – 1:59.63
  • 200 IM – 2:05.78
  • 400 IM – 4:21.19

Raber will be part of a talented training group when she joins the Hokies in the fall of 2019, including 400 IM ACC Champion Reka Gyorgy and butterflyer Margarita Ryan.

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  1. avatar
    Dawn

    Shelby and Ashley are joining in-state Morgan Miller, who was the Hokies first commit for the class of 2023. Still committed to be a Hokie and excited for the new changes for the Hokies.

  2. avatar
    H2Omom

    Shelby and Ashley are joining in-state Morgan Miller, who was the Hokies first commit for the class of 2023. Still committed to be a Hokie and excited for the new changes for the Hokies.

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