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Ellen Thomas

Free/Fly
Position
Freshman
Class
Guildford, United Kingdom
Hometown
Guildford
High School

All-American (12)
2017: 
200 free relay (HM), 400 medley relay (HM), 400 free relay (HM)
2016: 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay (HM)
2015: 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay (HM), 400 Medley Relay (HM)
2014: 200 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion (4)
2016:
400 Medley Relay
2015: 200 Medley Relay

All-ACC
2016:
400 Medley Relay
2015: 200 Medley Relay

Virginia Career Bests
50 Free:
22.14 (2nd all-time at UVA)
100 Free: 48.49 (3rd all-time at UVA)
200 Free: 1:48.29
100 Fly: 52.35 (3rd all-time at UVA)

2016-17
• Placed 19th in the 100-yard butterfly, 24th in the 50-yard freestyle and 39th in the 100-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championships
• Aided the 200 free relay to a 13th-place finish, 400 medley relay to a 15th-place finish and 400 free relay to a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships
• Finished eighth in the 50-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships in addition to placing 10th in the 100-yard butterfly and 12th in the 100-yard freestyle 
• Tied for 12th in UVA history in All-America honors with 12 accolades
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2015-16
• Member of 400-yard medley relay that finished third at NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors
• Earned All-America honors with 200 freestyle relay (sixth place) and 200 medley relay (fourth place) at NCAAs
• Took home honorable mention All-America honors with 400 free relay that finished 10th at NCAAs
• Placed 19th in 50 free and 100 free and 23rd in 100 butterfly at NCAAs
• Finished fourth in 50 free, seventh in 100 fly and eighth in 100 free at ACC Championships
• Set career-best times in 100 free (48.49) and 100 fly (52.35) at UGA Fall Invitational
• Posted season-best 50 free (22.23) at NCAAs
• Picked up five wins in dual meet action (3x – 100 free, 2x – 50 free)
• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2014-15
• Member of the NCAA runner-up 400 medley relay that broke the ACC and UVa record (3:26.42)
• Earned All-America honors with the 200 medley relay that placed fourth at NCAAs
• Also took home honorable mention All-America honors with the 200 free relay and 400 free relay that both finished 14th at NCAAs
• Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 50 free and 100 fly
• Set a career-best time in the 100 free (48.77) at NCAAs
• ACC Champion with the 200 medley relay
• Qualified for two championship finals at ACCs, placing fifth in the 100 free and seventh in the 50 free.
• Also placed 15th in the 100 fly at ACCs
• Set career-best marks in the 50 free (22.14) and 100 fly (52.49) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Won the 50 free and 100 free against Virginia Tech

2013-14
• Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors with the 200 free relay at the NCAA Championships
• Part of the 200 free relay that broke the school record in the 200 free relay (1:28.97) at NCAAs
• Placed ninth in the 50 free, 10th in the 100 free and 20th in the 100 fly at the ACC Championships
• Set season-best times in the 50 free (22.38), 100 free (49.37) and 100 fly (54.24) at ACCs
• Finished fifth in the 50 free, 11th in the 100 free and 20th in the 200 free at the Ohio State Invite
• Time in the 200 free (1:49.68) was a season-best time.
• Picked up a win in the 50 free against Pitt
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Holds numerous County and South East England records
• Competed in second round of British Olympic Trials, including a career-best 27.43 in the 50m fly
• Represented her county at 2011 UK Schools Games
• Served as Guildford team captain for 2012-13season
• Won title of National Schools Modern Biathlon Champion for her age group in 2011
• Won title of World Schools Modern Biathlon Champion for 17/18 age group in 2012

Personal
• Daughter of Tracy and Jonathan Thomas
• Has a younger brother, Elliot