Stanford Secures Breaststroker Allie Raab’s Verbal Commitment

Photo Courtesy: Allie Raab (Twitter)

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NEW COMMIT: Allie Raab has given Stanford University her verbal commitment to join the Class of 2022. Raab is one of the class of 2018’s top breaststrokers and will fill a bit of a gap for the Cardinal. Since moving from Pennsylvania after her freshman year, Raab has spent the past two years training with Nashville Aquatic Club.

In her announcement on her Twitter Raab wrote,

“Dreams really do come true! Looking forward to life on The Farm! Stanford Class of ’22”

Her best times are (SCY/LCM):

  • 100 Breast 1:00.02/ 1:07.92
  • 200 Breast 2:09.69/ 2:26.83
  • 200 IM 1:58.67/ 2:18.35
  • 200 Free 1:47.67/ 2:03.94

At NCAAs this year, it took a 59.81 to get a second swim in the 100 breaststroke and a 2:09.79 to make the B final in the 200 breaststroke. With her current lifetime bests, Raab would have snuck in to the 200 breast B final. Sophomore Kim Williams was the team’s lone breaststroke scorer, touching 13th in the 200. Raab and Williams will overlap for Williams’ senior year.

Raab follows in her mother Jamie Rugless‘s footsteps. She was an NCAA Champion at Stanford in the 1990s. The family has still had plenty of college swimming experience since then as her sister Meaghan has been a National point scorer for Georgia in her first three years there.

Sprinter Anya Goeders has also verbally committed to the Class of 2022.

After sweeping the Junior National East breaststroke titles in 2015 Raab spoke to Swimming World:

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  1. Leanne Rowland-Slough

    Congratulations Allie! All your hard work has paid off. So proud of you

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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