Virginia’s Williamson Added to World University Games Roster

  0 Braden Keith | February 04th, 2013 | College, Featured, National, News

University of Virginia sophomore Ellen Williamson has been added to the American World University Games roster in the 200 backstroke.

Williamson finished 6th in the 200 backstroke at this summer’s U.S. Open in Indianapolis, the selection meet for the World University Games, but only two of those in front of her were Americans – Megan Romano from Georgia and Kendyl Stewart from USC. Romano has dropped the 200 backstroke from her schedule, preferring to focus on her specialties the freestyles (50, 100, and 200) and shorter backstroke race (100 backstroke) for which she has also qualified. Romano will likely be on three relays as well, so this will bring her schedule to a more manageable 7 events in 7 days.

That is, of course, if Romano doesn’t make the World Championships squad instead. There is a very good chance that she’ll head to Barcelona at least as a member of the 800 free relay, if not both the 400 and 800 free relays, after just missing the Olympic squad this summer.

The updated roster is below:

Women
Rachael Acker400 Free RelayPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Catherine Breed100/400 Free, 800 free relayPleasanton Seahawks/Cal
Chelsea Chenault200 FreeTerrapins Swim Team
Kelsey Floyd100/200 flyTennessee
Meghan Hawthorne400 IMRattler Swim Club/USC
Sarah Henry200/400 IM, 800 Free RelayAggie Swim Club/Texas A&M
Liv Jensen50 Free, 400 Free RelayCalifornia Aquatics/Cal
Andrea Kropp200 BreastRattler Swim Club/USC
Melanie Margalis200 IMSaint Petersburg Aquatics/Georgia
Emily McClellan100 BreastJ-Hawk Aquatic Club/UW-Milwaukee
Stephanie Peacock400/800 FreeSwim Florida/North Carolina
Megan Romano50/100/200 free, 100 backAthens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia
Laura Sogar100/200 BreastBluefish Swimming/Texas
Ashley Steenvoorden800 FreeMinnesota
Kendyl Stewart200 BackNorth Coast Aquatic Club/USC
Jasmine Tosky100/200 FlyPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/USC
Cindy Tran100 BackGolden West Swim Club/Cal
Ellen Williamson200 BackUniversity of Virginia
Men 
Michael Alexandrov100 BreastTrojan Swim Club/Northwestern
Matt Barber200 FreeArizona
James Barbiere800 Free RelayIndiana
Jack Conger100 FlyRockville-Montgomery Swim Club
Kevin Cordes100/200 BreastArizona
Michael Flach200 FlySouth Carolina
Adam Hinshaw200/400 IM, 800 Free RelayPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Bernard Johnson200 BreastPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Stanford
Tom Luchsinger200 FlyThree Village Swim Club/North Carolina
Michael McBroom400/1500 FreeThe Woodlands Swim Team/Texas
Kyle Owens100 Free, 100 BackAuburn
Jacob Pebley100/200 BackCorvallis Aquatics/Cal
Tyler Reed100 FreeSouthern Kentucky Swim Club/Kentucky
Jacob Ritter400 Free RelayTexas
Sean Ryan1500 FreeMichigan
Adam Small50 FreeArizona
Austin Surhoff800 Free RelayNBAC/Texas
Derek Toomey50 Free, 400 Free RelayMinnesota
Kyler Van Swol100 FlyMinnesota
Michael Weiss400 IMWisconsin
Michael Wynalda200 Free, 400 Free RelayMichigan
Kyle Whitaker200 IMMichigan

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