California distance freestyler Allison Fogleman has made her college decision, verbally committing to North Carolina State this week.
Fogleman swims for Conejo Simi Swim Club in Thousand Oaks, California, and also attends Moorpark High School.
She’s a tough distance swimmer who seems to get better as the yardage gets higher. Her best 1650 freestyle time (17:01.85) would have scored at last year’s ACC Championships, and she was even more impressive this summer in the long course 1500 at Junior Nationals, going 16:59.27. Fogleman was also 8:55.79 in the 800 at Juniors.
“I’m super stoked to be a part of the Wolfpack family,” Fogleman told SwimSwam. “The staff is probably the most energetic and fun staff I have ever met and I love it.
“I have full faith that the coaches will take me to the next level. The team felt like a family and made me feel like I was already a part of the pack!”
Fogleman’s Top Times
- 1650 free: 17:01.85
- 1500 (LCM) free: 16:59.27
- 1000 free: 10:09.64
- 800 (LCM) free: 8:55.79
- 500 free: 4:57.08
- 400 (LCM) free: 4:23.19
NC State is a rising program in the ACC, breaking out last season with some incredible conference performances, led mostly by their freestylers. The Wolfpack is becoming known for holding a full stable of freestylers, particularly in the sprints. Fogleman should help strengthen that group even more through the upper distances.
Fogleman said NC State’s recent rise was a contributing factor in her decision.
“I feel really lucky to become a part of a team rising to the top,” she said. “I’m just excited to help paint the state red next year!”