Washington State Earns Verbal From CIF San Diego Section Record Holder Emily Lundgren

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NEW COMMIT: Washington State University has picked up a new verbal commitment for the 2022-23 season and beyond from U.S. Open qualifier Emily Lundgren of Chula Vista, Calif.

She will join Kirsten de Goede of Durban, South Africa as a member of the Cougars’ Class of 2026.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m very proud to announce my verbal commitment to Washington State University and join a fantastic group of athletes under the direction of Coach Matthew Leach and the welcoming and supportive WSU coaching staff.  I already feel a part of this very special program and swim family. I am beyond grateful for the endless support I’ve received over the years from my amazing family, friends, teachers, and coaches.  I look forward to continuing my academic and athletic pursuits on this beautiful campus and contribute all I can to the successes of this team. Go Cougs!”

A talented breaststroker, Lundgren trains year-round with SOL Swim Team under Steve Wiggs and earned silver in the 200m breast and bronze in the 100m breast at the TYR 18&U Spring Cup in Irvine back in April. In 2019, she won the B-final of the 200m breast at Mount Hood Futures.

A rising senior at Eastlake High School, Lundgren placed ninth in the 100 breast at the CIF State Championships as a freshman. Her sophomore season was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Her best times include:

  • 100 breast – 1:00.96
  • 200 breast – 2:13.48
  • 200 IM – 2:02.74
  • 400 IM – 4:22.68

In 2021, the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American broke the CIF San Diego Section record in the 100 breast, taking down the oldest mark in the books which was previously held by Olympian Staciana Stitts.

Lundgren is a great pickup for the Cougars both individually and for relays. Her 100 breast time is just .07 off the school record, and she would’ve scored in the A-final of that event at the 2021 Pac-12 Championships.

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