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  Elizabeth Pelton
Elizabeth Pelton

Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Towson, Md.

High School:
Churchville Christian HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Back/IM/Free

Birthdate:
11/26/1993

Experience:
HS

05/20/2013

Q&A With Rachel Bootsma

U.S. Olympian Discusses Her Freshman Year, Life in Berkeley and Her Summer Plans

05/08/2013

Student-Athletes Showcase Talents, Recognize Success at Oskis

The Golden Bear Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the third annual part Oscars, part ESPYs ceremony Monday evening

04/11/2013

McKeever, Pelton Sweep Pac-12 Awards

The Pac-12 Honors Coach of the Year McKeever and Swimmer/Freshman of the Year Pelton

03/25/2013

California Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

Pelton - the Swimmer of the Meet at NCAAs - is Honored for the Third Time This Season

03/23/2013

Cal Takes Second at NCAA Championships

Pelton Wins the 200 Backstroke and Claims the Swimmer of the Meet Award

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
• In the 2011 Pan American Games, won a silver in the 100-meter backstroke and a gold in the 200-meter backstroke
• In the 2011 World championships, won a gold with the 400-meter medley relay
• 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships, won a silver in the 200-meter backstroke and a silver in the 800-meter freestyle relay
• Won a silver in the 200-meter backstroke in the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships
• In the 2009 World Championships, placed sixth in the 200-meter backstroke (2:08.04), 13th in the 100-meter backstroke, and 22nd in the 50-meter backstroke (1:00.51); opted out of the 200-meter IM due to a scheduling conflict with the 100-meter backstroke
• Was on the USA's 2009 and 2011 Duel in the Pool teams

2012 U.S OLYMPIC TRIALS
• Placed third in the 200-meter IM
• Placed third in the 200-meter backstroke

PERSONAL
• Undeclared Major
• Was homeschooled
• Parents are Anne and Greg Pelton; mother swam through high school and father was a swimmer at Pittsburg and swam at the Olympic Trials; brother Greg swan at Harvard
• Her cousin Laura Pelton graduated from Cal in 2007
• Her hobbies include paddle boarding, being outside, playing Frisbee on the beach, going to the beach and body surfing, and traveling


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