Roseville High School Senior Whitney Jorgensen has signed with the Boise State Broncos swim team.
Jorgensen joins the Broncos who have won three-consecutive conference championships and will look to defend their Mountain West title in February.
“When I arrived at Boise State I knew immediately this was the school and team for me,” Jorgensen said. “Boise State exceeded my expectations in a school and swim team. I felt like I was already part of the team. The coaches made me feel confident that this team is a great fit and they will help me reach my goals of making finals at conference championships as well as competing at the NCAA level.”
Jorgensen — who specializes in breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley events — signed a national letter of intent, Wednesday, Nov. 14, to join the Broncos swim team.
The swimmer, earned All-America recognition in the 200-yard individual medley and is a three-time all-league honoree in four different events while under the direction of coaches Kelly Capell and Emily Dodds at Roseville.
As for Jorgensen, she is the Sierra Foothill League record holder in the 100-yard breaststroke, bettering the mark each of her first three seasons. Jorgensen is the school record holder in the 200 individual medley, 100 breaststroke and 100-yard butterfly.
At the 2012 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, Jorgensen advanced to two championship finals. Jorgensen took sixth in the 100 butterfly and eighth in the 200 individual medley.
During her first two prep seasons she was a three-time champion in the frosh/soph heats at the section championship meets. Jorgensen finished first in the 200 individual medley both years and took first in the 100 breaststroke her freshman season.
Jorgensen is coached by Jeff Pearson, Brad Robins and Adam Schmitt as a member of the Sierra Marlins Swim Team, where she has qualified for senior and junior nationals. She finished fifth at the 2011 Winter California-Nevada Sectional in the 400-yard individual medley with a career-best 4:22.12.
Boise State women's swimming and diving is currently in its seventh year as a program. Boise State swimming and diving Head Coach Kristin Hill has been at the helm of the seven-year-old team since its inception, prior to the 2006-07 season.
Jorgensen’s brother, Adam, a sophomore, swims at Cal. Her father, Terry Jorgensen, played football at Butte Junior College and Sacramento State University. He was also a one-year letterwinner in water polo at Sac State.