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Kentlake swimmer signs letter of intent to Boise State University

Kentlake swimmer Emily Tanasse has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Boise State University swim team.

Tanasse specializes in backstroke, butterfly and freestyle events.

“I have been recruiting from King Aquatics in the Seattle area for the last few years, and finally we have not one, but two of King's swimmers coming to swim with us,” said Boise swimming and diving Head Coach Kristin Hill in a press release statement. “Emily really had a breakthrough this last summer in her 200 back which was exciting to see, but really her strengths in fly, back and free will all help us. Emily is a great student who is most interested in studying engineering, and it was great to show her the strengths of our program here and watch her excitement grow as she saw that she could really excel as a student and an athlete at Boise State.”

Tanasse is coached by Tommy Hannan at King Aquatic Club, where she has qualified for junior nationals and has been a finalist at senior sectionals. King Aquatic teammate Felicity Cann also signed with the Boise State.

Tanasse is a two-time team captain at Kentlake, helping the Falcons tie for third at the 2011 WIAA 4A State Championships after a seventh-place finish in 2010. At the 2012 meet last weekend Kentlake took seventh, highlighted by the 200-yard medley relay team, led off by Tanasse, finishing second.

Individually, she advanced to the championship final at the state meet in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke each of her four seasons. Tanasse’s best finish came as a sophomore in the 100 butterfly, taking third place in 56.69 for All-America consideration. She also posted fourth-place finishes in the 100 butterfly as a senior and the 100 backstroke as a junior and senior.

Tanasse is a member of the National Honor Society and a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. She also spent time in Guatemala in August on a mission trip.

“It just felt right committing to Boise State,” Tanasse said in a press release statement. “The coaches were great throughout the whole recruiting process and when I took my trip I felt so welcomed by the team. I can see myself being successful in and out of the pool at Boise State and I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a Bronco.”

Top times (short-course yards / long-course meters):
100 Back: 57.07 / 1:05.98
200 Back: 2:03.30 / 2:18.91
100 Fly: 56.69 / 1:04.74
100 Free: 52.83 / 59.69
200 Free: 1:54.65 /

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