Nov. 19, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - Jane Mortlock has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete in women's swimming at Washington State University, Cougar Head Coach Erica Quam announced, Friday.
A native of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Mortlock attends Dover Bay Secondary School and is coached by Scott Flood on the Nanaimo Riptide Swim Team.
"I fell in love with Washington State the first time I set foot on campus," Mortlock said. "I chose WSU because of the excellent academic standards, swimming program, support offered, and the wonderful coaches. I am looking forward to living on the beautiful campus, racing as a Coug, and having an opportunity to work with the coaches and team. I can't think of a better place to be than Washington State."
Earlier this year, Mortlock capture a bronze medal in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the North America Challenge Cup. She is the two-time reigning BC Provincial champion in the 100 breaststroke.
Mortlock's career includes both gold and silver medals at the Vancouver Island Regional Championships in the 100 breaststroke. She was a Canadian Age Group silver medalist in the 50 breaststroke where she won a bronze in the 100 breaststroke, and was a Western Canadian bronze medalist in the 50 and 100 breaststroke.
"Jane is an enthusiastic competitor who has just begun to tap into her swimming talent," Quam said. "She felt at home this summer when she came on an unofficial visit to our campus and fit right in with the team this fall when she made her official visit. What makes Jane incredible is she is an adventurous, well-rounded, and grounded individual. I am excited to have her join our program. I believe she will make an immediate contribution in the breaststroke events as well as add her natural leadership style to the team."