Ellen Williamson
Ellen  Williamson


Ft. Mitchell, Ky.

High School:
Notre Dame Academy




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

Virginia had eight women and two men recognized


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

Cavaliers post highest team finish in program history


Virginia in Fourth Place After Second Day of NCAAs

Cavaliers finish in the top eight in four events


Leah Smith Captures 500 Freestyle NCAA Title

400 medley relay finishes second, the highest UVa relay finish ever


Virginia Women to Begin NCAA Championships Thursday

National meet runs Thursday through Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.


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

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


Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

Swimming Senior Day (by Matt Riley)

2012 ACC Freshman of the Year

NCAA All-American (6)
200 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay (HM), 800 Free Relay (HM)
200 Back, 200 IM (HM), 800 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion (6)
100 Fly, 800 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay
200 IM, 800 Free Relay

All-ACC (12)
100 Fly, 200 IM, 800 Free Relay, 200 Medley, 400 Medley Relay
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 (8th all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:53.82 (4th all-time at UVa)
200 IM: 1:55.93 (3rd all-time at UVa)
200 Free: 1:48.71

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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