Ella Needler
Ella Needler
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest
Events: BK, FR

PERSONAL BESTS

EVENT TIME MEET DATE
50 FR 25.19 Miami Invite 11/30/2017
200 FR 1:56.21 Denison Invite 11/30/2018
100 BK 56.81 Denison Invite 11/30/2018
200 BK 2:02.83 Denison Invite 12/1/2018
100 BR 1:10.46 IWU Invite 11/17/2018
100 FL 58.26 Miami Invite 12/2/2017
200 IM 2:05.92 Denison Invite 11/29/2018

2018-19: NCAA Qualifier in 200 backstroke ... Swam to multiple season-best times at the Denison Invite including the 200 FR (1:56.21), 100 BK (56.81), 200 BK (2:02.83) and the 200 IM (2:05.92) ... WashU's fastest performer for the year in the 100 BK, 200 BK and 200 IM ... Academic All-UAA ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team.

2017-18: CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention ... WashU's second fastest performer in the 100 backstroke (57.62), 200 backstroke (2:03.45), 100 butterfly (58.26) and 200 IM (2:06.93) ... Swam to a B cut time in the 200 backstroke (2:03.45) at the UAA Championships on Feb. 17.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in swimming & diving at Lake Forest High School … All-American … Recipient of Sportsmanship award … Member of the Illinois state runner-ups in 2015 … Personal Bests: 100 Back: 58.25; 200 IM: 2:07.51; 100 Free: 53.63 … Recipient of Cum Laude National Honors Society.

PERSONAL: Majoring in economics and strategy ... Daughter of Doug and Karen.