Elizabeth Graham Makes Verbal Commitment to Ball State Cardinals

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Academy Bullets Swim Club swimmer Elizabeth Graham has committed to compete at Ball State University in the fall of 2016. A senior at Glenwood High School in Springfield, Illinois, Graham plans to study architecture at Ball State.

Ball State_w_Graham1Graham is a distance freestyler who will have an immediate impact on the Cardinals’ results. Both her 1650y and 1000y free times would rank 3rd on Ball State’s all-time lists, and her 500 is just .30 away from making all-time top 10. While she is still about 5 seconds away from scoring in the 500 free at conference level, Graham’s best 1650 would have placed 16th at 2015 MAC Championships. These are two events in which the Cardinals had no finalists last year; Graham’s addition to the roster could be a catalyst in Ball State’s quest to move up the MAC ladder.


  • 500 free – 5:02.25
  • 1000 free – 10:15.88
  • 1650 free – 17:04.84
  • 200 fly – 2:08.38


  • 400 free – 4:35.71
  • 800 free – 9:12.02
  • 1500 free – 17:59.65
  • 200 fly – 2:26.01

Graham trains under Academy Bullets coach Jeff Skeels, who told SwimSwam, “She fell in love with the coaches, swimmers and the campus during her recent visit to Ball State.”

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5 years ago

Congrats Elizabeth!!! So proud of you!!

5 years ago

Oh yeah!! Chirp, Chirp!!!! 🙂

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