Ellen Williamson
Ellen Williamson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy

Height:
5-8

Event:
IM/Back/Fly



04/09/2014

Virginia Leads Conference with 18 All-ACC Academic Selections

Cavaliers have 12 women and six men recognized

03/22/2014

Virginia Women Finish 11th at NCAA Championships

Smith, Bartholomew post third-place individual finishes

03/21/2014

Virginia Concludes Second Day of NCAAs

Bartholomew finishes fifth in 100 back, as does 800 free relay

03/20/2014

Virginia Breaks Three School Records on First Day of NCAAs

Smith breaks school and ACC record in 500 free

03/19/2014

Virginia Women Set to Begin NCAA Championships Thursday

Cavaliers send school-record 17 swimmers to national meet

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)

Dual Meet Wins
• 100 Back (Pitt), 200 Back (Duke), 100 Fly (UNC), 200 IM (UNC), 200 IM (VT), 200 Fly (VT), 100 Fly (Quad), 100m Fly (Navy)

2012 ACC Freshman of the Year

NCAA All-American (5)
2013:
400 Free Relay (HM), 800 Free Relay (HM)
2012:
200 Back, 200 IM (HM), 800 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion (2)
2013:
200 IM, 800 Free Relay

All-ACC (7)
2013:
200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 800 Free Relay
2012: 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM

Virginia Career Bests
100 Fly
: 52.79 (3rd all-time at UVa)
100 Back: 53.34 (7th all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:53.82 (4th all-time at UVa)
200 IM: 1:56.13 (1st all-time at UVa)
200 Free: 1:48.71

2012-13
• Selected to represent U.S. at World University Games in Kazan, Russia
• 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

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
• Intends to major in engineering