Washington State Record-Holder Janelle Rudolph Verbally Commits to Stanford

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NEW COMMIT: Bellevue, Wash. native and rising high school senior Janelle Rudolph has announced her verbal commitment to Stanford beginning in the fall of 2020.

Rudolph, who owns eight Summer Nationals standards and has reached four Olympic Trials cuts, swims year-round with Pro Swimming and most recently placed 14th in the 100m back at Summer Nationals after winning the 50m free at Pacific Northwest Seniors. Last winter, she had five finals appearances at Juniors West and earned a pair of gold medals at Federal Way Speedo Sectionals.

Also competing for Bellevue High School, Rudolph is a six-time Washington 3A State Championships gold medalist and owns the state mark in the 50 free. The NISCA All-American has won both the 50 free and 100 back all three high school seasons thus far.

She told Swimming World:

“I am overjoyed to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Stanford University! I can’t express enough my profound appreciation and gratitude that I have for my family, coaches, teachers and friends for their incredible support throughout the years. GO CARD!! #fearthetree”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 22.47
  • 100 free – 48.93
  • 200 free – 1:46.91
  • 200 IM – 1:58.43
  • 100 back – 52.92
  • 200 back – 1:54.02
  • 100 breast – 1:01.75
  • 200 breast – 2:17.62

Rudolph’s versatility will be extremely beneficial for the Cardinal when she arrives on The Farm as a member of the class of 2024 and could find herself on freestyle relays as a freshman. When she suits up for Stanford at the start of the 2020-21 season, she’ll add her talents to training groups that’ll include Taylor RuckLauren PitzerAllie Raab and Alex Crisera.

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