NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt swimming head coach Jeremy Organ announced Tuesday an addition to the program’s 2022-23 recruiting class after Ellie Taliaferro signed a national letter of intent with the school.
A resident of Lookout Mountain, Georgia, she will be coming from the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Girls Preparatory School and is a member of the McCallie GPS Aquatics club team. She is considered the third-ranked recruit in the state by Swimcloud.com.
Taliaferro helped the Bruisers to a runner-up finish at the Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association state championships last month, earning silver medals in both the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley. She recorded the fastest time of her career with a 49.30 mark in the former event at that meet, while posting times of 23.09 in the 50-yard and 1:49.12 in the 200-yard freestyle, and 2:00.94 in the 200 IM.
Why Vandy?: “I chose Vandy because the sisterhood and warmth I felt on my visit was unparalleled anywhere else. The coaching staff was consistently understanding and accommodating throughout my complicated recruiting process as well. I am extremely excited about being able to contribute to an incredible, fast-growing program.”
She is the seventh individual to sign with the program in advance of the 2022-23 season, joining Ryen Bosuro (Mansfield [Texas] Lake Ridge High School), Taylor Carey (Los Angeles [Calif.] Mayfield Senior School), Meredith DiPasquale (Franklin [Tenn.] Brentwood Academy), Kendall Hall (Austin [Texas] Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School), Caroline Mercer (Louisville [Ky.] Collegiate School) and Jenna Ravarino (Concord [Calif.] Carondelet High School).