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    Ellen Johnson  
    Ellen Johnson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Toledo, OH

    High School:
    Notre Dame Academy

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Free/Back

    Birthdate:
    06/08/1984


    BioAwardsCareer Bests

    Has established herself as one of the top 200 freestyle swimmer in Notre Dame history ... a valuable swimmers who is able to post outstanding times in the freestyle and backstroke disciplines ... part of the school record-holding 800 freestyle relay team ... a three-year monogram winner.

    AS A JUNIOR
    Finished eighth at the BIG EAST Championships in the 200 freestyle ... her preliminary time of 1:50.23 was the third-fastest by an individual Notre Dame swimmer in 2006 ... swam a 2:04.07 in finishing ninth in the 200 backstroke with a 2:04.07 mark ... was a key member of the 800 freestyle relay team that swam a 7:19.46, which was the second fastest time ever by a Notre Dame group at the BIG EAST Championships ... the team's time also earned an all-BIG EAST honor for members of the squad.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:
    Enjoyed an outstanding sophomore campaign which saw her break the Notre Dame school record in the 200 freestyle at the BIG EAST Championships ... her record effort came in the finals of the 200 free, finishing second in 1:49.20 ... ended up posting NCAA "B" cuts in the 200 free and 500 freestyle (4:49.83) ... two-time BIG EAST champion in 2005, playing a part in the winning 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay teams ... the 800 freestyle team finished in 7:16.95 to set the school record ... also earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 200 freestyle (second) and 500 freestyle (second) ... claimed 10 individual victories during the 2004-05 dual meet season and added another 10 on relay teams. ... part of the record breaking 800 freestyle relay team (7:32.87) from the Dennis Stark Relays ... also a member of the 500 crescendo freestyle relay team that were the heat winner with a record setting time of 4:32.50.

    AS A FRESHMAN
    One of Notre Dame's top performers during the regular season in 2003-04 ... posted NCAA "B" cuts in 200 free (1:50.37) and 200 back (2:01.29) ... took part in 800 free relay that broke Notre Dame record in finishing second in BIG EAST Championships (7:20.12) ... also helped set Notre Dame meters record in 800 free relay (8:20.92) against Illinois and in 400 free relay (3:51.80) vs. Michigan ... team leader in 200 free and ranked second on Irish in 200 back (2:01.29), as well as third in 500 free (4:59.72), fourth in 100 free (52.50), and fifth in 100 back (57.79) ... qualified for the conference meet in six events, including the 50 free (season-best 24.83) ... during regular season, ranked among top five in the BIG EAST in both 200 free (fourth) and 200 back ... helped set meet records in 400 free relay (3:33.72) and 800 free relay (7:53.38) in Dennis Stark Relays ... co-recipient of the Beeler-Hipp Award, which is presented to outstanding freshmen who best exemplify the vitality, competitiveness, and love for Notre Dame shown by Meghan Beeler and Colleen Hipp in their freshman year prior to their deaths in a bus accident in 1992.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA
    Conference and regional champion her freshman, junior, and senior years at Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, Ohio ... nationally ranked throughout high school ... All-American in the 100, 200 and 500 free and the 100 butterfly ... four-time Scholastic All-American ... four-time Ohio state champion in the 200 and 400 relays ... qualified for senior nationals in 400 and 800 free relays ... holds several school records, as well as state record in 400 free relay ... team captain and MVP her senior year ... from same high school as classmate Katie Carroll ... brother Steve and father Paul (team captain) both swam for Villanova ... brother Greg swims for Boston College ... born June 8, 1984, to Denise and Paul Johnson... named an BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2004... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letter as an American Studies major.

    HONORS & AWARDS
    2004 Beeler-Hipp Award
    Two-Time BIG EAST Champion
    Eight-Time All-BIG EAST

    JOHNSON'S CAREER BESTS
    `04 BE`05 BE`06 BE
    100 Free52.50 • '03 ND Invit.21st2nd--
    200 Free1:49.20 • '05 BIG EAST6th2nd8th
    500 Free4:49.83 • '05 BIG EAST----8th
    1,000 Free10:22.94 • '03 vs.BGSU,L'ville------
    100 Back57.79 • '04 vs.Oakland------
    200 Back2:01.29 • '04 vs.Michigan8th7th9th
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