#19 Isabella Abrajan of MVN Verbally Commits to Duke for 2022

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#19 Isabella Abrajan of Mission Viejo Nadadores has verbally committed to Duke University for fall 2022. Abrajan was one of the last remaining uncommitted juniors in the SwimSwam top 20 for this recruiting class.

Abrajan is a junior at Santa Margarita Catholic High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.

It is with immense gratitude and fulfillment that I announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and athletic careers at Duke University! I want to thank my teammates, teachers, and coach Mark Schubert for all their support. I especially want to thank my mom because without her resilience and sacrifices as a single parent, I would not be here. #gobluedevils !🔵😈


  • 100 fly – 53.83
  • 200 fly – 1:57.88
  • 50 back – 25.87
  • 100 back – 53.98
  • 200 back – 2:00.17
  • 200 IM – 2:00.72
  • 400 IM – 4:16.91

Abrajan is a talented butterflier, backstroker and IMer. At the 2019 CIF State Championships, as a freshman, Abrajan swam to a ninth-place finish in the 100 fly (54.10) and led off Santa Margarita’s third-place 200 medley relay.

She’s also competed at the U.S. Junior National Championships in 2018 and 2019 and the U.S. Open in 2019 and 2020.

This season, Abrajan would rank third in the 100 fly and 200 fly and fourth in the 100 back on Duke’s roster. She would’ve also been third in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200 IM. The Blue Devils placed sixth at the 2021 ACC Championships; at that meet, with her bests, Abrajan would’ve been a B-finalist in the 200 fly and 400 IM and a C-finalist in the 100 fly, 100 back and 200 IM.

Abrajan joins a strong class, including top-20 HMs Tatum Wall and Kaelyn Gridley, Kiki Kennedy, Martina Peroni and Madeline Meredith, in Duke’s class of 2026.

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9 months ago

Duke getting some solid recruits for 2022. Lots of back/fly types.

9 months ago

Love that she shouted out her single parent mom. Respect. I know she’s proud of you.

2 back is harder than 2 fly
9 months ago

Duke is getting a fantastic recruit and an even more fantastic person

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9 months ago

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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