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One of the best swimmers in the state, West High senior Aurora Roghair announced on Friday she will continue her career at one of the top college programs in the country.
A two-time state champion and two-time Mississippi Valley Conference athlete of the year, Roghair announced her verbal commitment to perennial power Stanford with a post on social media on Friday.
“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Stanford,” Roghair wrote on Instagram. “Thank you to all of my teammates, coaches, and family for helping me along the way.”
Roghair is coming off a stellar junior season in which she established herself as one of the top swimmers in Iowa.
She won state titles in the 200 freestyle (1:48.85) and the 500 freestyle (4:50.87) last season and was a pair of a pair of West High relay teams that finished in the top three while leading the Women of Troy to their best state meet finish in more than a decade.
With one season of prep swimming remaining Roghair holds three individual MVC records.
As a sophomore she set MVC meet records in the 200 and 500 freestyle and last season Roghair broke her own meet record in the 500 freestyle and set a meet record in the 100 freestyle breaking the previous record that had stood since 1997.
Roghair was also a member of the West High 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams that set MVC meet records a year ago.
After earning MVC athlete of the year honors for the second year in a row Roghair helped West High to a regional title and a fourth place finish at the state meet.
In addition to her two individual titles Roghair was part of a 400 freestyle relay team that was runner-up at the state meet and a member of West High’s third-place 200 freestyle relay squad.
Roghair has never lost a prep dual meet, leading West High to three consecutive unbeaten dual seasons.
She will join a Stanford program that annual ranks among one of the best in country.
The Cardinal have won 23 conference and 12 national titles, winning each of the last three NCAA championships.