Victoria Brousseau Signs to Swim for University of North Carolina

Victoria Brousseau Signs to Swim for University of North Carolina
Posted on 05/01/2017
Pictured: Victoria Brousseau, her swim coaches, and familyPHOENIXVILLE, PA --- Renaissance Academy senior, Victoria F. Brousseau will be continuing her athletic career by signing a National Letter of Intent to swim for the University of North Carolina (UNC) Pembroke Braves. The signing was held on Thursday, April 27th at the Renaissance Academy Charter School, Phoenixville, PA.

As her high school, Renaissance Academy (RA) does not have a swimming program, Brousseau has been swimming for the Norristown Area High School Eagles for the past four years. During this time, she made the District cut times, as well as, the Winterfest invitational (USA) swim meets each year. Brousseau is a sprinter who swims the 50, and 100 Free as well as the 100 Breaststroke.

In addition to swimming, Brousseau, the daughter of William and Megan Brousseau from Norristown, PA, is a writer for RNN (Renaissance News Network); trains in mixed martial arts; and is a student leader at her church where she helps plan, organize, and set up events for their youth ministry. This year, she will also be going to a National Competition in Fine Arts competing in the spoken word category and large group drama. The National competition will be in Anaheim CA, in August 2017.

“It's almost surreal, thinking about how far I have come,” said Brousseau. “Despite the love/hate relationship I sometimes have with swimming, I know that making the choice to swim division II is the best one, the right one.”

UNC Pembroke is a Division II school which follows the recruiting requirements as set by the NCAA. Those requirements are both academic and athletic. UNC Pembroke’s student-athletes have collected 43 all-America honors over the last five years, as well as 12 CoSIDA Academic All-America laurels. In addition, UNC Pembroke has set the pace in the Peach Belt Conference by sending 100 or more student-athletes to PBC Presidential Honor Roll honors in each of the last seven years.

Brousseau said that she is truly excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue her academic and athletic career at UNC Pembroke. She plans to study journalism with a media/news media minor in the political arena.

(Pictured at left: Beth O'Neil, Megan Brousseau, Victoria Brousseau (seated), Tracy Merke, Weston Brousseau, William Brousseau, and Elizabeth Cabot)