Women's Swimming


Elizabeth Bell
Elizabeth Bell

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Anna, Ill.

High School:
Anna-Jonesboro

Position:
Free/Fly

Freshman 2010-11 - Posted personal-best times in the 50 free (23.90), 100 free (52.43), 100 fly (57.12) and 100 breast (1:06.79) at the Hawkeye Invite ... Matched her career-best time in the 50 free at the Big Ten Championships.

High School - Four-year letterwinner in swimming and track and three-year letterwinner in cross country at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School ... Placed first in the 50 free at the Illinois state championships as a senior, becoming the southern-most swimming state champion in IHSA history ... Placed fourth in the 100 fly as a senior and 10th as a junior at the state championships ... Qualified for the swimming and track state championships in each of her four seasons ... Received All-America honors from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association in 2009 ... Earned All-State recognition in 2008 and 2009 for swimming ... Received all-conference honors in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for track and in 2007 for cross country ... Swam with the Saluki Swim Club.

Personal - Born Dec. 25, 1991 ... Parents are Bruce and Jill Bell ... Majoring in bioengineering ... Valedictorian of her senior class ... National Honor Society member ... Received Elks Most Valuable Student recognition and the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award in 2010 ... Earned the Local Honor Society Outstanding Service Award in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Fourth-generation University of Illinois student with five relatives who have graduated - great-grandfather (1920), grandmother (1946), grandfather (1950), uncle (1971) and mother (1973) ... enjoys listening to music, reading and watching the news.

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