The 36th Annual Buddy LaRosa High School Sports Hall of Fame - Female MVP
Notre Dame Academy's swimming All-American Ellen Williamson claimed 8 Kentucky state swimming championships in her superb career. Four of the state titles came this past season in the 100 butterfly, 200 individual medley, 200 medley relay, and 400 freestyle relay-setting state record times in each event! A five-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, Ellen finished in the Top Eight in five different events at the USA Junior National championships in March. She is currently ranked No. 10 in the United States for the Class of 2011 by CollegeSwimming.com. Ellen earned numerous honors, including this year being named the state tournament MVP and 1st team all-state for the fourth time. She was also named Sportswoman of the Year by the area's Women's Sport Association, Region 4 Swimmer of the Year, and Conference Swimmer of the Year for the fourth time. In addition, Ellen is an academic All-American, member of National Honor Society and will swim next year at the University of Virginia.