IHSA A-Finalist Abbey Taute Verbally Commits to Mizzou for Fall 2021

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Abbey Taute, a rising senior at St. Ignatius College Prep in Chicago, has verbally committed to Missouri’s class of 2025. Taute trains club with the Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club.

I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Missouri!! Beyond thankful for my family, coaches, teammates, and friends for their continuous support throughout this journey. Can’t wait to join the ZOU family!


  • 200 free – 1:50.26
  • 500 free – 4:52.57
  • 1650 free – 17:01.18
  • 100 back – 57.77
  • 200 back – 2:00.82

Taute, who stands at six-foot-four, is a Scholastic All-American. At the 2019 IHSA State Championships last season, Taute finished fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free. Last summer, Taute finished 10th in the 200 back at the 2019 NCSA Summer Champs (2:17.70). She also competed at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Champs – West, her highest finish (30th) coming in the 500 free.

Mizzou will graduate their top two freestylers, SJ Porter (1:46.9) and Molly Gowans (1:47.7), after the 2020-21 season. She’ll have one season of overlap with Allison Bloebaum and Ana Pozder, who led the Tigers in the 500 free last year. Both were 4:48.

At the 2020 SEC Champs, it took a 1:47.0 and a 4:48.2 to make C-finals in the 200 free and 500 free, respectively. Mizzou didn’t have a scorer in either event.

Taute joins Colleen Duffy and Taylor Williams in Mizzou’s class of 2025.

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5 months ago

6’4”??? I see some massive improvements coming with a new program! If she can figure out how to use that height to her advantage, could be very dangerous

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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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