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    Erika Elliott
    Erika Elliott


    Barrington, Ill.

    High School:




    Northwestern Depth on Show in 160-140 Opening Win Over Illinois

    Wildcats build large early lead and do well to thwart a late Illini comeback attempt


    Winter Sports Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Nods

    Northwestern with a combined 155 fall and winter honorees thus far


    Winter Sports Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Nods

    Northwestern with a combined 155 fall and winter honorees thus far


    NU Announces Three Additions to Incoming Class of 2017

    Wildcats bring freshman class to 11 strong with pair of breaststrokers, distance freestyler

    2013-14:Academic All-Big Ten...Saw limited time in regular-season action...Placed No. 6 vs. WKU with time of 24.60...Finished No. 4 in 50 free (24.77) vs. UIC/Wyoming...Swam in 50 free, 100 free as well as 100 back at TYR...Reached 50 free finals at TYR with times of 24.31 and 24.48...Swam in 50 free and 100 free at Big Ten Championships.

    2012-13: Saw limited regular-season action, competing against Illinois in NU's season-opening dual meet (10/19) before an injury kept her out of the pool until the winter portion of the schedule ... Swam in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events against the Illini, then competed in all three of Northwestern's winter meets ... At the 2013 Big Ten Championships, swam in the 50 free (58th), 100 back (60th) and 100 free (63rd).

    High School: Ranked as the seventh-best recruit in Illinois and in the top-250 nationally by ... Labeled a three-star recruit by An all-state, all-conference and all-sectional honoree ... Has earned 15 all-America awards and is a five-time state medalist ... Part of six broken school records for a program that has won 20-straight conference championships ... Is an 11-time Mid-Suburban League champion herself ... Swam 11 years of club with the Patriot Aquatic Club ... Earned a state record in the 800 free relay with Patriot Aquatic, which won the Senior State title in 2011 ... Individual Senior State champion in the 100 free as well as in the 800 free relay, 400 medley relay and 400 free relay ... Junior National qualifier ... Also lettered two years in water polo ... National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and four-year honor roll member ... AP Scholar ... Treasurer of the Student Council ... Is in the top five percent of her class, having earned straight A's during her entire academic career.

    Personal:Born Erika Lauren Elliott ... Daughter of Michele Perlis and Mark Elliott ... Has a younger sister, Danielle, who also swims at Northwestern in the Class of 2017 ... Enjoys scuba diving ... Chose Northwestern over Pennsylvania ... Volunteers as Keshet Sunday School and at Good Shepard Hospital ... Mother is a physician (OB/GYN) and father is the C.E.O of a medical clinic ... Plans to major in chemistry with a pre-medicine focus.


    Event Career Best
    50 freestyle 23.93
    100 freestyle 52.21
    100 back 59.70