With ambitions to swim in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Jinero, Brazil, these two competitions are steps to help her achieve her goal and show off her skill sets. Competing in the 2016 Olympics would mark another first for the Aggie swim team and she has very strong chance of representing her home country and NM State.
“We are thrilled for Jannah, to have an incoming freshman have such great experiences and a chance for the Olympics is very exciting,” New Mexico State swimming and diving head coach Rick Pratt said.
“Jannah is a really interesting and passionate individual. She specializes in the butterfly events and will make an immediate impact in those events for us,” Pratt said. “She has the personality and determination to be very successful at the Division-I level and is an excellent addition to our program.” According to the head coach, Sonnenschein also shows strengths in the freestyle and will add depth for the Aggies in both individual and relay events.
Beyond her swimming talents and globetrotting life, Sonnenshcein also speaks four languages and Pratt describes her as a very mature and smart individual. “I really enjoyed our talks during the recruiting process and from the start we felt that she was someone we wanted to have with our program.” She will arrive on campus towards the end of August after completing her completion in Nanjing.