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    Ashlee Edgell  
    Ashlee Edgell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cincinnati, OH

    High School:
    Madeira

    Height:
    5-11

    Event:
    IM/Free

    Birthdate:
    11/08/1987


    03/20/2014

    Brian Barnes: Irish Women's Swimming Coach Took Words Of Mentors To Heart In Building Notre Dame Program

    The head coach since 2009, Barnes is leading eighth swimmers at nationals this weekend.

    AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Ended her Notre Dame career as one of the fastest individual med- ley swimmers in program history, holding the sixth fastest 200 IM and tenth fastest 400 IM times in Irish history ... stands as the third fastest 200 and 400 IMer in school history as well as the fifth fastest performer in the 200 breast in team his- tory ... recorded two personal-best times (200 IM, 200 breast) at the BIG EAST Championships and earned two all-conference honors ... perfor- mances included a second-place finish in the 200 IM (2:00.70), a third-place finish in the 400 IM (4:16.93) and fifth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:15.77) all three swims were NCA B-cut times ... notched a personal-best time in the 100 breast at the Shamrock Invitational with a time of 1:06.69 ... paced herself to a time of 10:20.60 in the 1,000 free in early season action against Purdue ... took home gold in the 200 IM and bronze in the 400 IM at the Hoosierland Invitational to conclude the first half of the season schedule ... was a team captain for the Irish in her final season.

    AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Had a career meet at the BIG EAST Championships ... began the confer- ence showdown in grand fashion by racing to the 400 IM (4:15.17) title ... the effort made her the third fastest all-time Irish swimmer in the event ... put up a good showing in her 200 IM with a 2:01.05 in prelims and a 2:01.77 in the finals to finish fourth overall ... took fifth in the finals with a 2:16.41 in the 200 breast ... registered a 10:19.66 in the 1,000 free against Louisville.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Represented Notre Dame at the U.S. Olympic Trials, taking part in the 400 IM and 200 IM ... nine-time participant in 200 back races throughout the year ... her quickest time was registered during the BIG EAST Championships (2:08.34) ... top 200 IM (2:03.26) time came during the conference meet, as did her fastest 400 IM (4:20.67) performance to finish fourth.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Had an outstand- ing freshman season for the Irish ... took the 200 IM title at the BIG EAST Championships with a career-best time of 2:02.08, shattering her prep- best time of 2:04.15 ... also earned All-BIG EAST honors in the 400 IM with her third place finish and career-best time of 4:18.45 ... finished the conference meet with a 17th-place finish in the 200 back ... second fastest on the season for the Irish in the 200 and 400 IM ... given the Beeler- Hipp award at the end of the season.

    THE EDGELL FILE: Team captain for the 2009-10 season ... eleven- time all-state selection ... Ohio state record-holder in the 200 IM ... Madeira (Ohio) school record holder in the 200 IM, 100 free, 100 back and 200 medley relay ... three-time Ohio state champion in the 200 IM ... an All-American in both her junior and senior seasons in the 200 IM after being an honorable mention All-American as a sophomore ... NISCA high school All-American ... greater Cincinnati Enquirer Swimmer of the Year as a sophomore ... greater Cincinnati Enquirer All-Star all four years ... league's breaststroke champion her freshman and sophomore seasons ... the league's Swimmer of the Year each of her first three seasons ... swam for the Cincinnati Marlins club team for six seasons ... U.S. Open Qualifier ... 2006 Spring Nationals Qualifier ... 2005 Summer Juniors National Qualifier ... also ran cross country for all four years in high school, serving as team captain her senior season ... named the Most Improved Cross Country runner as a freshman and junior ... member of the National Latin Honor Society ... born Nov. 8, 1987, in Cincinnati, Ohio ... daughter of Diana and Larry Edgell ... youngest of two children ... uncle, Jeff Tunnell, played basket- ball at Rice ... graduated as a pre-professional studies and science-business major from the College of Sciences.

    Edgell's Career Bests

    Event Time Meet
    1,000 Free 10:20.60 Purdue (2009)
    200 Back 2:04.75 Minnesota Invite (2006)
    100 Breast 1:06.69 Shamrock Invitational (2010)
    200 Breast 2:15.77 BIG EAST (2010)
    200 IM 2:00.70 BIG EAST (2010)
    400 IM 4:15.17 BIG EAST (2009)

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