Ella Platek - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Ella Platek Season 2021-22

Class Sophomore
Hometown Nashville, Tenn.
High School John Pope II
Major Medicine, Health & Society

Career Honors
• 2021-22 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Career-Best Times
50 Free: 25.74 at Miami Invitational, 11.18.20
100 Free: 57.47 at Georgia Tech, 1.23.21
100 Breast: 1:04.30 at Miami Invitational, 11.19.20
200 Breast: 2:21.12 at SEC Championships, 2.20.21
100 Fly: 1:00.06 at SEC Championships, 2.19.21
200 IM: 2:11.95 at Miami Invitational, 11.18.21

As a Sophomore (2021-22)
• Recorded career-best time to win the C Final of the 200 IM at the Miami Invitational (Nov. 18-20), winning the B Final in the 200 breast (2:22.98) while coming in second in the 100 breast (1:04.97) after posting her fastest mark of the season in the event
• Finished third in the 100 (1:06.40) and was fifth in the 200 (2:24.77) breast in Vandy’s victory at Florida Gulf Coast (Oct. 16)
• Placed third in the 200 breast (2:25.68) and fourth in the 100 breast (1:06.45) in defeat of Tulane (Nov. 6)
• Was sixth in the 100 breast (1:07.92) while placing seventh in the 200 breast (2:27.54) in win over Illinois (Oct. 30)
• Came in seventh place in the 200 breast (2:29.19) and was eighth in the 100 breast (1:06.68) at season-opening meet against Arkansas and Drury (Oct. 9)

As a Freshman (2020-21)
• Competed in every meet
• Placed 45th overall in the 100 breast at the SEC Championships (Feb. 17-20)
• Clocked a season-best 100 free (57.47) against Georgia Tech (Jan. 23)
• Quickest 50 breast (30.46) came at Miami Invitational (Nov. 18-20)
• Swam to a fourth-place finish in the 100 breast (1:06.41) in her Commodore debut against Kentucky (Oct. 16)

The Platek File
• Major is medicine, health & society
• Winter Junior Nationals Cut
• Member of futures team
• Fours year on the state team
• Fours years on the region team
• Earned four varsity letters in swim, two in cross country and two in track
• Captain of high school swim team for two years
• Member of National Honor Society

Why Vanderbilt: “I decided to come to Vanderbilt because the team is so welcoming and fun. The girls are super sweet and everybody is trying to help each other get to their specific goals. The academics is also super challenging but everyone is pushing for you to succeed and there’s an amazing amount of support. I am looking forward to the next four years and making new friends!”