Local softball player turned swimmer headed to Olympics

Local softball player turned swimmer headed to Olympics

Local softball player turned swimmer headed to Olympics

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by KTVB.COM

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Posted on June 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 28 at 4:46 PM

OMAHA, Neb. -- The London Olympic Games is 29 days away, and now a former high school softball player from Boise will be headed there -- as a champion swimmer.

Texas A&M Sophomore Breeja Larson moved to Boise from Mesa, Arizona with her family just four years ago. She attended Centennial High School where she excelled in softball and track. However, it was Breeja's swimming coach back in Mesa that said the pool would be her path to to earn a college scholarship

So, following her two years at Centennial High, Larson made the decision to dive back in during college, and began successfully winning titles.

On Wednesday, she made a big splash on the national stage earning a first place finish in the Olympic qualifying trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Larson clocked a time of 1:05.92 in the 100m breast stroke, narrowly defeating competitor Rebecca Soni.

Larson will now go on to represent the United States, and Boise, in London.

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