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Alexandra Ellis
Position: Breaststroke
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Westview
Experience: 4 Letters

FINAL BIO (completed her Cal career in 2010)

2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
• Competed in the 100- and 200-meter breaststrokes.

CAL SUCCESS
• Earned two All-America honors (4th in the 200-yard medley relay and 7th in 400-medley relay 7th) and one honorable mention All-America accolade (10th, 200 breaststroke) at the 2010 NCAA Championships.
• Her time (2:09.38) in the 200 breaststroke at 2010 NCAAs broke her own school record.
• Claimed spot on Pac-10 All-Academic second team.
• Part of three top five finishes at the 2010 Pac-10 Championships: 2nd in the 200 breaststroke, 5th in the 100 breaststroke and 2nd in the 400-medley relay.
• Set a then-school-record time of 2:09.51 in the 200 breaststroke with a 10th-place, honorable mention All-America performance at the 2009 NCAA Championships...still ranks third on Cal's all-time performance chart after posting 1:00.36 in the 100-breaststroke prelim; later took 16th to earn another honorable mention All-America nod in the NCAA final...collected All-America accolades in the 200- (6th, 1:37.04) and 400-medley relays (2nd, 3:30.27).
• At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, finished fourth in the 1650-yard freestyle in Cal's second-fastest time of the season (16:18.84, NCAA B), clocked an NCAA B time of 1:47.81 (15th place) in the 200 free and placed sixth in the 500 free (4:43.45, NCAA B).
• A 2009 Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention.
• Was a 2008 All-American, after swimming on the 400-yard medley relay foursome that garnered a fifth-place finish at the 2008 NCAA Championships with a time of 3:34.05. • 2007-08 Pac-10 All-Academic honoree.
• 2007 All-American (200 breaststroke).

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
• Participated in the 2007 World University Games in Thailand.

PERSONAL
• Grandfather, aunt and uncle all attended Cal.
• American studies major.

WHY I CHOSE CAL
"I chose to go to Berkeley because of the team, the campus and the wonderful tour given by the coaches."

BEST CAL TIMES (IN YARDS)

100 breast................. 1:00.36 (3/20/09 NCAAs)
200 breast................. 2:09.38 (3/20/10 NCAAs)
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