Tori Sopp of Wirral Metro SC in Cheshire, England has signed to swim for Drury University in the class of 2022, with a planned start date of January 2019.
“I’m so happy to announce I have signed to swim for Drury university, the coaching team were so friendly and welcoming, the facility was amazing and they offered the course I wished to take. I want to thank my family and friends, coaches and team mates for all the continued support over the years.
“I can’t wait to join the team and become a Panther!”
Sopp is a versatile swimmer who specializes in mid-distance free, fly, and IM. She competed in the Swim England Commonwealth Trials in December, winning the B final of the 200 IM (2.18.21) and placing second in the B final of the 200fly (2.16.27). She will swim at British Summer Nationals at Sheffield in July, having qualified in the 50/100/200 fly, 200 free, and 200/400 IM. At the 2017 British Nationals she finaled in 4 events; her highest finish was 4th in the 100 fly (1:02.09). Sopp was selected to compete in the Mare Nostrum series in 2017 to gain international experience.
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The Panthers were runners-up at the 2018 NCAA Division II Championships. Sopp’s converted times would have placed her in the A finals of the 200 free, 200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM. She will have 2 years of overlap with Bailee Nunn, who won the 100 fly, 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM at 2018 NCAAs.
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