Futures Qualifier Sophie Henriksen (2022) Announces Verbal Commitment to Penn

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St. Louis, Missouri native Sophie Henriksen has announced her verbal commitment to the application process at the University of Pennsylvania for 2022-23. She wrote on social media:

“I am so excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic and swimming careers at the University of Pennsylvania! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me along the way. Go Quakers!”

Henriksen is a junior at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. She represented MICDS at the 2021 MSHSAA Girls Class 2 State Championships in February where she was runner-up in both the 200 free (1:51.62) and 100 back (55.94), both of which were lifetime-best times. She also led off the 8th-place 200 medley relay (26.96 backstroke leg) and anchored the 11th-place 400 free relay (52.85).

Henriksen had a strong start to her 2021 long course season at Jenks Sectionals in March. There, she finaled in the 100 free (16th), 200 free (9th), 400 free (5th), 100 back (9th), 200 back (12th), and 100 fly (20th). She logged LCM personal bests of:

  • 50 back – 31.46
  • 100 back – 1:05.33
  • 200 back – 2:24.01
  • 100 free – 1:00.43
  • 200 free – 2:08.82
  • 400 free – 4:33.56
  • 100 fly – 1:05.92

In SCY, her best times include:

  • 50 back – 26.35
  • 100 back – 55.94
  • 200 back – 2:01.62
  • 100 fly – 56.62
  • 200 fly – 2:07.71
  • 100 free – 52.22
  • 200 free – 1:51.62

Henriksen does her club swimming with CSP Tideriders. Her best times would have scored for Penn in the B finals of the 100/200 back and the C final of the 200 free at the 2020 Ivy League Women’s Championships. She will join Anna Moehn and Emma Stolberg in the Quakers’ class of 2026.

*Note: A verbal commitment between an Ivy League coach and a prospective student-athlete is not an offer of admission, as only the Admission Office has that authority. The coach can only commit his or her support in the admission process. Ivy League Admission Offices do not issue “Likely Letters” before October 1 of the prospective student-athlete’s senior year of high school. The Likely Letter, while issued after an initial read of the student’s application, is not an offer of admission to the university.

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