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Student-Athlete of the Week: Abbie Shaw


February 22, 2018

Photo by Jocelyn Rowley Abbie Shaw on the podium after her second-place finish in the backstroke at the Class 4A State Championships

Niwot sophomore Abbie Shaw wasn’t going to let a little thing like pneumonia stand between her and the podium at the Class 4A State Swim Championships this year. Diagnosed with the “walking” iteration of the illness in January, Shaw stuck to a rigorous training schedule during her recovery, determined to top her eighth-place finish in the 100 backstroke at State a year ago.

“We knew she could sit pretty well in terms of a top-four finish, but you have to be on your ‘A’ game, and going into going into State, we weren’t so sure about her health,” Niwot head coach Sarah Stamp...

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