The following is a press release courtesy of Boise State Swimming & Diving:
BOISE, Idaho–Boise State women’s swimming & diving signed Emily Mathis to a valid letter of intent, head coach Kristin Hill announced Tuesday. Mathis attended Orcutt Academy High School where she swam under head coach Deanna Ayers. There she was named the 2013 and 2014 CIF Southern Section D4 Champion at the 100-yard breaststroke. On the club side, Mathis swam for Santa Maria Swim Club under head coach Mike Ashmore. Mathis placed 17th at the NCSA Junior Nationals in the 200-yard backstroke.
“Emily has just started to scratch the surface of her potential,” said head coach Kristin Hill. “She comes from a great club program at Santa Maria and we are excited to continue the great work with her that Mike Ashmore has done. Emily is a great student and she is excited about our team culture that emphasizes success in all areas of life so she’s an outstanding fit. We love her personality and her determination and look forward to welcoming her to our Bronco family!”
A specialist in the breaststroke and individual medley events, Mathis’ top times include 1:05.47 (100-yard breaststroke), 2:17.90 (200-yard breaststroke), 2:08.98 (200-yard IM) and 4:34.33 (400-yard IM).
“I chose Boise State because the staff and the swimmers on this team really make you feel like you are right at home,” said Mathis. “Everyone is so welcoming and Boise is a great city with a college feel.”
Also driven academically, Mathis is a member of the National Honor Society and the California Scholarship Federation at Orcutt Academy. Additionally, she is involved with the Interact Rotary Club, Journey to Adulthood and Martha’s Market.
Mathis comes from a family filled with collegiate swimming experience. Emily’s mother Cheryl Poirier swam at Springfield College where she earned All-America honors. Her brother and sister also swam at the collegiate level. Jared Zimmer earned All-America honors at Lewis University, and Meghan Zimmer swam at San Diego State and was named Mountain West co-Swimmer of the Year in 2010.
Mathis will round out the incoming class totaling seven student-athletes. Hill signed four swimmers and two divers in November, and Mathis will join her fellow incoming freshmen this fall.