VA Butterflier Julie Anderson Verbals to William & Mary (2021)

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Julie Anderson of H20kie Aquatics in Virginia has verbally committed to the College of William & Mary for fall 2021. Anderson is a senior at Blacksburg High School.

I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to swim and study for the College of William and Mary! I chose William and Mary for the outstanding academics, the amazing swim team, and the welcoming and fun community! Thank you to my family, teammates, and coaches who have helped me through this process! Go Tribe!!


  • 100 free – 53.45
  • 200 free – 1:53.90
  • 100 fly – 56.96
  • 200 fly – 2:05.37
  • 200 IM – 2:10.27

William & Mary cut its men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs in September, but in October, they reinstated the women’s team to avoid a possible Title IX violation.

At the 2020 Virginia HS 4A State Championships, Anderson finished third in both the 200 free and 100 fly. She was also 53.45 leading off Blacksburg’s 400 free relay.

Last season, Maura Graff led the Tribe in the 100 fly (55.3) and Rebecca Rogers did so in the 200 fly (2:02.3). Graff is currently a sophomore and Rogers a junior. William & Mary finished second at the 2020 CAA Championships behind James Madison; Anderson would’ve been a B-finalist in both butterfly events at that meet with her best times.

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4 months ago

To be honest it’s sad that people keep committing to a school where all coaches dipped to other programs just the year before the cut & where future is uncertain. They definitely knew this was going to happen.

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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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