Nov. 18, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State swimming and diving head coach Kristin Hill announced the signing of Laura Williams (Covington, Wash./Kentlake HS) to a National Letter of Intent Tuesday.
"Laura comes from a great club team with King Aquatics and she is someone who was highly recommended by her coaches at King. When we saw her in the water we were really excited about her strength and power which is key for a breaststroker, and we look forward to helping her continue to develop her strengths," Hill noted. "She joins two other King teammates here, Emily Tanasse and Felicity Cann, and they both spoke very highly of Laura. Her parents both competed in Division I swimming at Washington, so we know she has an understanding of the challenges and rewards of being a student-athlete. Laura is a great student and she has a lot of leadership skills that will add a great deal to our program. She has led as a team captain, but she also serves on the Childhaven Youth Board which helps abused and neglected children, and this is something that really stood out to me as I got to know Laura more through the recruiting process. Laura has a great record of improvement, and we know she will continue to grow in our program as a swimmer and a person."
Williams, from Kentlake High School in Covington, Wash., is part of the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams that hold the school records in those respective events. Earlier this month she captured the 100 breast in 1:05.86 at the 4A West Central District meet, and is a multiple-time finalist at the 4A Washington State championships.
Outside of the pool Williams is involved with the Childhaven Youth Board, an organization that helps children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. She helps with the organization's fundraising and attends monthly group meetings.
"Boise State is exactly what I wanted in a school and in a swim program," Williams said. "The coaches are very dynamic and welcoming and I absolutely loved them. I felt the same way about the girls--they were all very encouraging, spirited and helpful with anything we needed. After my recruiting trip I knew I wanted to become a Bronco."
100 Breast - 1:04.81
200 Breast - 2:20.03
200 IM - 2:09.28
400 IM - 4:38.66
100 Back - 59.90