Sandpipers of Nevada’s Kendall Ruberio Commits to Concordia (2021)

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Kendall Ruberio of the Sandpipers of Nevada has committed to Concordia University Irvine (D-II) for this coming season. Ruberio is a senior at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas.

“I’m super excited to announce my commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at Concordia University Irvine! I can’t thank my family, friends, and coaches enough for pushing me to become the best student athlete I can be. I can’t wait to be a part of this incredible team! GO EAGLES!!”


  • 200 free – 1:55.88
  • 500 free – 5:08.17
  • 1000 free – 10:35.36
  • 1650 free – 17:41.62
  • 100 back – 59.61
  • 200 back – 2:08.45

Ruberio helped the Palo Verde Panthers to a 2019 Nevada 3A/4A high school title, contributing with a sixth-place finish in the 200 free. Club-wise, Ruberio is a sectional qualifier.

The Concordia women placed sixth out of 14 teams at the 2020 PCSC Championships. They also sent backstroker Katelyn Thomas, a rising senior, to the 2021 NCAA D-II Championships, where she placed 13th in the 100 back.

Ruberio would’ve placed eighth in the 1650 free at the 2020 PCSC Championships, while she would’ve scored in B-finals of the 500 free and 200 free.

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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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