Monica Bottelberghe is a sophomore at Boise State University. Coming from a family of swimmers, swim has always been a part of Monica’s life. Her mother, Sheri, swam for the University of North Dakota, and her father, Rollie, was a diver at the University of North Dakota and they are both in the swim and dive hall of fame at UND. She also has an older sister, Jessica, who was a teammate of Monica’s at Boise State University, and a younger brother, Josh, who swims for the Portland Aquatic Club. She specializes in the freestyle events, with her best event being the 200 free.
Boise State Swimming
As a freshmen, Monica was a part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team at the USD Relay Meet and the 400 freestyle relay at the Jean Freeman invitational. In addition to relays, she also scored in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle at several meets throughout the year.
Monica swam at Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Washington, where she won three State Championships in the 200 free, as well as two runner-up finishes in the 100 free. Holds school records in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle. Was named Greater St. Helens 3A Swimmer of the Year her senior season. Swam for the Portland Aquatic Club under coach Jody Branden.