Sunnyside world-class wrestler Audrey Jimenez commits to Lehigh

Sunnyside senior wrestler Audrey Jimenez, who has made history in this state for her state championships, announced Thursday that she will attend Lehigh University at Bethelem, Pa.

Jimenez is a four-time state champion with the Blue Devils who became the first female win a high school wrestling state title in Arizona while competing against boys this season.

She won the Division 1 title in the 106-pound weight class on Feb. 18.

She is also the first female wrestler to win four state championships in Arizona.

“I’m so happy to announce that I’ll be attending Lehigh University,” Jimenez wrote on her Instagram page. “The environment, resources, and opportunities at Lehigh won my heart. I hope to build some of the same characteristics as the wonderful people in this community.”

Jimenez is training for the 2024 Olympic Trials in April. She will face 2023 World Championships medalist Sarah Hildebrandt in a best-of-three series for the 50 kg spot at the Paris Olympic.


— 2021-24 Ranked No. 1 in girls’ high school pound-for-pound rankings
— 2024 Pan American Games bronze medalist (110 pounds)
— 2024 AIA state champion boys competition (106 pounds)
— 2023 U20 World silver medalist (50 kg)
— 2022-23 USA Today HSSA Girls Wrestler of the Year
— 2023 Gran Prix of Spain bronze medalist (50kg) representing Team USA
— 2023 US Open champion (50 kg)
— 2023 U20 World Team Trials champion (50 kg)
— 2023 AIA state champion (114 pounds)
— 2022 U20 World silver medalist (50 kg)
— 2022 U17 World teamer (49 kg)
— 2022 AIA state champion (106 pounds)
— 2021 U17 World bronze medalist (49 kg)
— 2021 AIA state champion (113 pounds)

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