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Ellen Williamson
Ellen  Williamson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy

Height:
5-8

Event:
IM/Back/Fly

07/15/2015

Virginia Has 314 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 4,143 student-athletes recognized

07/08/2015

223 Student-Athletes Named to VaSID Academic All-State Team

Colaprico, Frank, Sulzer, Swan, Van Arsdale and Williamson named from UVa

07/01/2015

Thirteen Cavaliers Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans

Both men’s and women’s programs honored

04/28/2015

Ten Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Swimming and Diving Teams

Virginia had eight women and two men recognized

03/21/2015

Virginia Finishes Fifth at NCAA Championships, Smith Wins 1,650 Free Title

Cavaliers post highest team finish in program history

01/26/2013

Swimming vs. Wisconsin/Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

Swimming vs. Wisconsin/Virginia Tech (by Matt Riley)

01/22/2013

Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

2012 ACC Freshman of the Year

NCAA All-American (10)
2015:
200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 200 IM (HM), 200 Free Relay (HM)
2014: 200 Medley Relay
2013:
400 Free Relay (HM), 800 Free Relay (HM)
2012:
200 Back, 200 IM (HM), 800 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion (8)
2015:
200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2014: 100 Fly, 800 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2013:
200 IM, 800 Free Relay

All-ACC (14)
2015:
200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
2014: 100 Fly, 200 IM, 800 Free Relay, 200 Medley, 400 Medley Relay
2013:
200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 800 Free Relay
2012: 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM

Virginia Career Bests
100 Fly
: 52.03 (UVa Record)
100 Back: 53.34 (9th all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:53.82 (5th all-time at UVa)
200 IM: 1:55.93 (3rd all-time at UVa)
200 Free: 1:48.71
200 Fly: 1:56.48 (8th all-time at UVa)

2014-15
• Part of the NCAA runner-up 400 medley relay that broke the ACC and UVa record in 3:26.42
• Earned All-America honors with the 200 medley relay that placed fourth at the NCAA Championships
• Took home honorable mention All-America honors with a 15th-place finish in the 200 IM and was part of the 200 free relay that placed 14th at NCAAs
• Also qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 IM and 100 fly
• ACC Champion with the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay
• Qualified for three championship finals at ACCs, finishing 4th in the 200 IM, fifth in the 100 fly and eighth in the 200 fly
• Set a career-best in the 200 fly (1:56.48) at ACCs
• Broke the school record in the 100 fly (52.03) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Also posted a career-best mark in the 200 IM (1:55.93) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Honored with ACC Postgraduate Award
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2013-14
• Capital One Academic All-District III At-Large First Team member
• Earned All-America honors as part of the 200 medley relay that placed seventh at the NCAA Championships
• Part of the 400 medley relay team that broke the school record (3:29.42) at NCAAs
• Finished just out of the scoring spots with 17th-place finishes in the 200 back and 200 IM at NCAAs
• Also placed 30th in the 100 fly at NCAAs
• ACC Champion in the 100 fly in a school-record time of 52.19
• Part of ACC Champion 800 free relay that broke the school record in 7:01.39
• Also member of ACC Champion 200 and 400 medley relays
• Earned All-ACC honors with third-place finish in 200 IM at ACCs
• Also placed sixth in the 200 back at ACCs
• Broke the school record in the 200 IM (1:56.13) at the Ohio State Invite, placing second
• Placed second in the 100 back (career-best 53.34), third in the 200 back and fourth in the 100 fly at the OSU Invite
• Picked up eight dual-meet wins (100 fly - 3x, 200 IM - 2x, 100 back - 1x, 200 back - 1x, 200 fly - 1x)
• Won back-to-back events, 100 fly and 200 IM, to lead comeback at North Carolina
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll
• Honored as a CSCAA Scholar All-American

2012-13
• Selected to represent U.S. at World University Games in Kazan, Russia
• Qualified for the finals and placed eighth in the 200m back at the World University Games
• ACC Champion in the 200-yard individual medley
• Part of the 800 free relay that broke the ACC Record in 7:01.56
• Member of the 400 free relay (16th) and 800 free relay (11th) that earned honorable mention All-America honors at NCAAs
• Placed 23rd in the 200-yard backstroke and 200 IM and 27th in the 100-yard butterfly at NCAAs
• Earned All-ACC honors in the 200 back and 100 fly with a second-place and third-place finish at ACCs, respectively
• Swam career-bests in the 100 fly (52.79) and 200 IM (1:57.00) at ACCs
• Also posted a season-best time in the 200 back (1:54.08) at the conference meet
• Placed fifth in the 100 fly and 200 IM at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Wins in the 100 fly and 200 IM spurred team's comback win over North Carolina
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll

2011-12
• Member of the 2011-12 U.S. National Junior Team
• Named the 2012 ACC Freshman of the Year
• Competed in the 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke at her first NCAA Championships
• Top ACC finisher in the 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley events
• Earned All-America honors with a sixth-place performance in the 200 backstroke at NCAAs (1:54.04), and clocked a lifetime best 1:53.82 during the preliminaries
• Collected honorable mention All-America accolades with a 14th-place finish in the 200 individual medley (1:58.92) with another personal best in prelims (1:57.67)
• Placed 30th overall in the 100 butterfly (53.50) at the national meet
• Anchored the honorable mention All-America 800 freestyle relay team that placed ninth at the NCAA Championships in 7:03.68, the third-fastest in Virginia history
• Swam the butterfly leg on Virginia's 18th-place 200 medley relay team that finished in 1:39.46
• Earned three podium finishes in her three individual events at the ACC Championships, collecting all-conference honors
• Finished second behind her Virginia teammates in both the 200 individual medley (1:57.79) and 200 backstroke (1:54.85) at the ACC Championships
• Placed third in the 100 butterfly (53.23) with a personal best 52.97 during the preliminaries at ACCs
• Swam on UVa's second-place 400 medley relay team that touched in 3:35.76
• Clocked a time of 53.87 in the 100 backstroke at the Georgia Invitational (Dec. 3)
• 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley

High School
• Swam for the Northern Kentucky Clippers under Jason Roberts
• Swimming World five-star recruit
• 2011 Kentucky High School Female Swimmer of the Year
• 2011 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association Sportswoman of the Year
• Kentucky state champion in eight events and state record holder in nine events
• Named to the 2010-11 U.S. National Junior Team
• Four-time first team all-state honoree
• Four-time Cincinnati Enquirer first team all-star
• Four-time conference swimmer of the year
• Member of NSCA Junior Team that competed in Ireland in 2010
• Finished among the top-10 in two events at the 2010 USA Short Course Nationals
• Member of the National Honor Society
• Volunteered as a teacher's assistant at Catonia Elementary School and as a swim coach at both the Special Olympics and Northern Icy Clippers Swim Club

Personal
• Daughter of Kenny and Cindy Williamson
• Has a younger brother, Max
• Father, Kenny, played baseball at Northern Kentucky and mother, Cindy, played volleyball at Clemson
• Distant relative of Daniel Boone

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