Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Ellyn Baumgardner
Ellyn Baumgardner


Fairfax, Va.

High School:
Fairfax HS


Breast / IM



Swim/Dive Lands 18 on Pac-12 All-Academic Team

Three Wildcats earned first-team all-academic honors


Cats Shatter School Record on Day Two at NCAAs

The Wildcats earned a second place finish and a school record in the 800 free relay


Geer and Pickens Claim Titles on Day One of NCAAs

Margo Geer and Samantha Pickens earned their first individual national titles


Women's S&D Set for NCAA Championships

The competition takes place Thursday-Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium


Cats Claim Their Third Relay Title at Pac-12s

The Wildcat women won their third relay in as many nights at the Pac-12 Championships

Earned a fourth-place finish in the 100m breast finals at the 2012 Olympic Trials...Five-time All-American in three seasons at Arizona...The Wildcats' fastest breaststroke "sprinter"...Second on the Arizona school record list in the 100 breaststroke

2011-12: Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic second team...Earned All-American honors with her runner-up finish in the 400 medley relay...Beat her personal best time in the 200 breast with a 2:10.73 at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Three-time All-American for the Wildcats at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas...Placed fifth overall in the 100 breaststroke with a personal best time of 59.38...Swam the breaststroke leg of both Arizona medley relays, splitting a 26.6 in the 200 medley relay and 58.4 in the 400 medley relay while helping UA to sixth and third place finishes nationally in those respective races...Was 36th overall in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:12.75...Baumgardner's 59.38 in the 100 breast ranks second on the Arizona school record list behind only NCAA champion Annie Chandler's record time of 58.06.

2009-10: Had a standout freshman season for Arizona, capped off by placing third overall at the NCAA Championships in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.44 to earn All-American honors...Placed 38th in the 200 Breast at NCAA's with a time of 2:14.47

Personal: Daughter of David and Julie Baumgardner...Has one brother, Jacob, who swims at George Mason University.

Major: Psychology, minor in Sports Management

Spends free time: Hanging out with friends

Why Arizona: I came to Arizona because of the girls on the team, the coaches, and the amazing location. I loved how laid back but also very goal oriented all of the coaches and swimmers were. And who doesn't want to swim outdoors surrounded by palm trees and mountains year round?

Personal Best times:
100 yd breast: 59.38
200 yd breast: 2:10.73
200 yd IM: 2:06.80

National Team:
NCSA All Star Team - 2007

2012 Olympic Trials:

100m Breast Finals: 4th - 1:07.19