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  Carrie Ellis
Carrie Ellis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valrico, Fla.

High School:
Durant

Last College:
Virginia

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free


02/19/2014

Records Fall on Night One

The 200 medley relay and 800 free relay set new FSU records and qualified for the NCAA Championships on night one of the ACC Championships.

2004-05: Returned after a two-year absence to earn her second All-ACC honors and take part in her second NCAA Championships...Placed second in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.05 at the ACC meet (Feb. 16-19). Came back to lead off the 400 freestyle relay with a career-best time of 49.77 that rates as the second-fastest mark in school history...Took second in the 50 freestyle with a personal-best time of 23.08 that lists as the fourth-fastest at FSU...Broke into the Florida State all-time top ten in the 200 freestyle at number eight, posting a time of 1:50.70 to take 11th...Member of three top three relays, including the 400 freestyle and 400 medley quartets that finished second...Swam a pair of events at the NCAA Championships (March 18-20), taking 36th in the 100 freestyle at 50.34 to go along with a 59th-place 23.61 during the 50 freestyle...Also swam on four relays at the national summit...Made the finals of both the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5), taking eighth in both events with times of 23.38 and 50.59 respectively...Scored seven victories throughout the dual meet season with 16 topthree finishes...Won both the 50 freestyle (23.73) and 100 freestyle (51.31) against fourth-ranked Florida...Posted seven NCAA "B" cuts during the season...Honored as team MVP, while also picking up the Comeback Award at the annual team banquet...Tied for 24th in the 50-meter freestyle at the 2005 ConocoPhillips US National Championships with a career-best long-course time of 26.54...Placed 36th in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 57.90 that she bettered to 57.32 in a time trial.

AT VIRGINIA (2001-02): Highlighted her only year with the Cavaliers by earning All-America honors as a member of UVA's 200 freestyle relay (1:31.46) that placed eighth at the NCAA Championships...Captured Honorable Mention All-America status as member of the 400 freestyle relay (3:19.81)...Both relay times are still Atlantic Coast Conference records...Placed 26th in the 100 freestyle at the national meet with a season-best time of 50.12...Scored a trio of top-16 finishes at the ACC Championships...Best placing was a sixth-place, NCAA "B" cut time of 50.62 in the 100 freestyle...Also finished ninth in the 200 free with another NCAA qualifying time of 1:49.94, while her 23.64 in the 50 free placed her 11th.

HIGH SCHOOL: Took her shot at the 2000 Olympics, participating in the US Olympic Trials in the 100 freestyle...Also swam at the US Spring Nationals that year, placing in the top five on the 400 and 800 freestyle relays...Earned NISCA All- America and US Swimming Scholastic All-America honors her last three years in high school...Captured a trio of state championships, winning the 50 and 100 freestyle as a junior, while taking part in the winning 400 freestyle relay as a senior...Finished runner-up in the 50 and 100 freestyle during her sophomore and senior years...Competed at the 1999 US Junior Nationals in the 50 free...Member of the National Honor Society...Swam for Kathy Menendez at Durant, while Peter Banks was her club coach at Brandon Blue Wave.

PERSONAL: Born August 29, 1983...Majoring in exercise physiology...Daughter of Mike and Susan Ellis...Grandfather played football at Ohio University and served as captain...Dean's list student since enrolling in Florida State in the fall of 2002.

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