Winter Juniors Qualifier Gabrielle LePine Commits to Iowa State

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Gabrielle LePine, a senior at Greenfield High School in Wisconsin, has verbally committed to swim for Iowa State beginning in the fall of 2022.

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Iowa State University! I am so grateful for my family, friends, and coaches who pushed me to be the athlete I am today. Go Cyclones!!I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Iowa State University! I am so grateful for my family, friends, and coaches who pushed me to be the athlete I am today. Go Cyclones!!”

LePine placed second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM at the 2020 WIAA Division 1 girls sectional. She also swims club for the Schroeder YMCA Swim Team. At the 2021 Wisconsin LCM 13 and Over State Championships, LePine won the 200-meter breaststroke.

In the 200 breaststroke, LePine has a Winter Juniors cut and a Winter U.S. Open cut. She also has a Winter U.S. Open cut in the 100 breaststroke.

Her best short course times are:

50 freestyle: 24.75
100 breaststroke: 1:03.98
200 breaststroke: 2:18.23
200 IM: 2:11.17

Iowa State is a member of the Big 12 conference. At the 2021 conference women’s championships, Iowa State placed fifth out of five teams. With her best times, LePine would’ve made the B finals in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke at the conference championships.

The Cyclones have a strong breaststroke roster. Current sophomore Alana Breitbach made A final in the 100 breaststroke at the 2021 Big 12 Championships, and LePine will have at least two years to train with her. LePine will also have the opportunity to train with current junior Paige Hanley, who also made A final in the 100 breaststroke at the conference championships. Both Breitback and Hanley also made the 200 breaststroke B finals.

LePine will also have the opportunity to become a top breaststroker in her own right. If she matches her best times, she’ll be the twelfth-fastest 100 breaststroker in the program’s history, and the twelfth-fastest 200 breaststroker. If she improves, she could quickly climb the ranks to the top of the program.

Currently, LePine is heavily involved in JROTC. At Iowa State, she plans to join the Air Force ROTC. 

LePine will join Corinne Guist and Madi Dohrn as a member of the class of 2026.

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