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2018-19 Swimming and Diving Roster

Ellie Berdusco

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Height 5'8''
Class Freshman
Hometown Bradenton, FL
High School Saint Stephenson's Episcopal School
Bio

AS A JUNIOR (2017-18):

    •    At the dual meet with Georgia Tech, won the 1000 freestyle (10:10.48) and third in the 500 freestyle (5:00.51).?
    •    Against Michigan State and Texas A&M, placed fourth in the 1000 free (10:17.30).?
    •    Finished fourth in the 500 freestyle (5:00.11) against Purdue.?
    •    Competed in the 2018 ACC Championships where she posted top times of the season in the 1000 freestyle (10:0617) and the 1650 freestyle (16:44.61).?

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016-17):

    •    Opened the season by placing second in both the 400 freestyle (4:37.70) and the 500 freestyle (5:08.80), and third in both the 800 freestyle (9:30.48) and the 1000 freestyle (10:34.37) against Michigan State and Iowa.?
    •    Finished third in the 1000 freestyle (10:23.16) against Georgia Tech and Emory.?
    •    Against IUPUI and Indiana State, placed second in the 500 freestyle (5:01.36).?
    •    Claimed third in the 1650 freestyle (17:08.77) at the Shamrock Invitational.?
    •    Posted her top times of the season in the 500 freestyle (4:54.89) and the 1650 freestyle (16:55.98) in two fourth-place finishes at the Ohio State Winter Invite.?

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16):

    •    One of several freshmen to make the ACC Championship travel roster in first season at Notre Dame. ?
    •    At ACC meet, swam in 500 freestyle (5:03.06), 400 IM (4:33.63) and 200 butterfly (2:07.74). ?
    •    Began the year at Dennis Stark Relays, taking first with 1500 freestyle relay (5:12.28 leadoff split), fifth with 300 butterfly relay (:59.57 split) and exhibitioning in 800 freestyle relay (1:58.04 split) and 400 medley relay (:54.97 split). ?
    •    At Florida Gulf Coast, took second in 1000 freestyle (10:21.10), fourth in 500 freestyle (5:04.84) and fifth in 400 freestyle relay (:54.71 split). ?
    •    Against Michigan State, touched the wall third in 200 butterfly (2:07.35), sixth in 200 freestyle (1:55.62) and exhibitioned with 200 freestyle relay (:25.30 split).?
    •    At Purdue against the Boilermakers and Ohio State, finished ninth in 1000 freestyle (10:33.48) and 11th in 500 freestyle (5:14.57), taking sixth place with 400 freestyle relay (:55.66 split). ?
    •    At Virginia Tech, clocked in at 17:55.21 in 1650 freestyle, 5:14.79 in 500 freestyle and 2:08.62 in 200 butterfly, splitting 1:59.73 as leadoff swimmer on sixth-place 800 freestyle relay. ?
    •    At Purdue Invitational, swam on 200 freestyle relay (:24.12 split) that finished 19th and 800 freestyle relay (1:52.97 split) that finished ninth. ?
    •    Individually, swam in 500 freestyle (4:57.84 finals, 4:59.54 prelims), 400 IM (4:31.62 finals, 4:32.27 prelims), 200 freestyle (1:54.21 finals, 1:52.73 prelims) and 200 butterfly (2:02.82 finals, 2:03.66 prelims).?
    •    At Virginia, claimed fourth in 400 IM (4:40.81) and eighth in 200 butterfly (2:10.46).
    •    Versus Northwestern, finished fourth in 1000 freestyle (10:24.14), fifth in 400 freestyle relay (:54.93 leadoff split) and seventh in both 500 freestyle (5:10.33) and 200 butterfly (2:07.44).
    •    Finished regular season in Shamrock Invitational, and won 800 freestyle relay (1:54.93 split), touched in sixth in 500 freestyle (5:04.60), and came in seventh with both 200 medley (:24.68 split) and 400 medley (:53.24 split) relays. ?
    •    Finished eighth in 200 butterfly (2:07.51), ninth in 400 IM (4:37.63) and split :54.88 on 400 freestyle relay team that finished 10th.?

PREP & PERSONAL:

    •    Graduated from Saint Stephenson’s Episcopal School (Florida) in the spring of 2015. ?
    •    Middle and distance free specialist.?
    •    Earned four letters in swimming.?
    •    Is a world championship trials and a senior nationals qualifier.?
    •    Tabbed her school’s athlete of the year as a senior.?
    •    Won the 500 freestyle state championship as a sophomore while earning team MVP honors. ?
    •    Named the All-Area Swimmer of the Year and team MVP as a junior.?
    •    Best times include 1:48.03 in the 200 freestyle, 4:47.17 in the 500 freestyle, 9:57.91 in the 1000 freestyle and 16:37.03 in the 1650 freestyle. 
    •    Competed for the Sarasota YMCA Sharks club team that won the overall YMCA national championship award. ?
    •    Member of the National Honor Society. ?
    •    Recipient of the Dartmouth Book Award and was on the Head of School’s List for a GPA that’s 4.0 or higher.?
    •    Member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. ?
    •    Ellen Jean Berdusco was born in Dallas, Texas to Roger and Amy Berdusco. ?
    •    Has an older brother, Michael, an older sister, Annie, and two younger brothers, Brian and Russell. ?
    •    Cousin of Notre Dame graduates Elizabeth (’06) and Michael O’Connor (’03). ?
    •    Mother, Amy, competed in gymnastics at Southern Connecticut State University. ?
    •    Father, Roger, played soccer at Miami (Ohio). ?
    •    Sister, Annie, swam at College of Charleston.?
    •    Cousin, Patrick O’Connor, played football at Dickinson.
    •    Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.