Madesyn Ronquillio Leaves Boise State After Shutdown, Transfers to Nebraska

Soon after news that Boise State would be cutting their women’s swimming & diving program (and their baseball team) to save money, top backstroker Madesyn Ronquillio has announced her transfer to Nebraska in the Big Ten conference.

I am grateful to announce that I have committed to transfer to the University of Nebraska to continue the rest of my collegiate athletic career. It has been an honor these past two years to compete as a Bronco. I will be forever grateful for the friendships and memories that I have made along the way and I will always love my Bronco swimmers. My time at Boise State did not end how anyone would ever imagine, but I want to thank my team, coaches, and family for getting me through this transition. I have to believe that things happen for a reason, and God is putting me right where I need to be. I am excited for these next two years at Nebraska, and getting the opportunity to work with great coaches and a new swim family. GO BIG RED!


  • 50 free – 23.92
  • 100 free – 53.19
  • 50 back – 25.45
  • 100 free – 54.09
  • 200 back – 1:57.55
  • 100 fly – 55.61

In two seasons with the Broncos, Ronquillio dropped from 24.85 in the 50 free and 26.15/55.62/2:02.78 in the backstroke events to her current bests seen above.

At the 2019 Mountain West Conference Championships, Ronquillio finished 12th in the 100 back (55.13/54.60 in prelims) and 14th in the 200 back (1:59.44). She was also 23rd in the 100 fly. She improved at the 2020 MWC Champs, making A-finals in both backstrokes; she was 54.75 for eighth in the 100 back and 1:57.55 for fifth in the 200 back, while she was 20th in the 100 fly (56.48).

Ronquillio competed at the CSCAA National Invitational in both 2019 and 2020, going a lifetime-best 54.09 in 2020, Boise State’s best performance of the season in that event.

Ronquillio would’ve been Nebraska’s only sub-2:00 200 backstroker last season, and she would’ve been their #2 100 backstroker behind rising junior Autumn Haebig (53.29). Nebraska had zero scorers in either backstroke events at the 2020 Big Ten Championships, but Ronquillio would’ve made the 100 back B-final and the 200 back C-final at that meet with her lifetime bests.

She’ll join the Huskers alongside another transfer, former East Carolina butterflier/freestyler Shannon Stott, as well as incoming freshmen Gabby DonahueAllison HenryCaitlin CairnsElla Stein, and Sarah Barton.

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Happy for you, Madesyn! You are a great teammate — Carly will miss you dearly. Swim fast!


Congratulations! Nice get!

About Karl Ortegon

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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