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Ellen Williamson Signs Letter Of Intent

Signing Ceremony Wednesday, November 10th

Erlanger, Kentucky, November 10, 2010 — Ellen Williamson, a member of the Northern Kentucky Clipper’s National Swim Team and a Member of the USA National Youth Team - has made her verbal commitment to swim in college next fall.  She will sign her National Letter of Intent at Silverlake, The Family Place, in Erlanger, Kentucky, on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, at 5:30 pm.

Ellen Williamson , a senior at Notre Dame Academy, will attend the University of Virginia in Charlottesville next fall.  She has been awarded a scholarship to Virginia, which is a Division 1 school in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Her high school swimming accomplishments include being a 5x State Record Breaker and 4x State Champion, 12-time Kentucky State Regional finalist, 12-time Kentucky State qualifier and 12-time top eight finalist at the Kentucky State Championship meet.  Last year she won the 200 IM, 100 Butterfly and was a member of the 200 Medley Relay and 200 Free Relay. All 3 swims also broke the state records.  Ellen will swim for Notre Dame as a senior this year.  She is a High School All American in the 200 IM, 100 Back and 100 Butterfly as well as the 8th fastest 200 Medley Relay in 2009-2010.

Ellen is coming off of her best season in her career. In the spring, Ellen was a member of the NCSA All-Star team that traveled to Dublin, Ireland. This summer at the USA Junior Nationals in Irvine, California she finished top 16 in 4 events (200 IM, 100 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Back). With her performances in the 100 Backstroke and the 200 Backstroke she qualified to be a member of the 2010-2011 USA National Youth Team. She is qualified to swim in 5 events at the 2012 Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

 “The Clippers are very proud of Ellen,” said Jason Roberts, Head Coach of the Northern Kentucky Clippers.  “She is one of the most decorated female swimmers to ever come out of the Northern Kentucky area.”

Directions:  Take I-275 to Dixie Highway South.  Go approximately 1 mile.  Turn right onto Kenton Lands Road.  Go 0.5 miles and turn left into Silverlake.