UC Davis Gains Commitment From Backstroker Elise Ramsden (2025)

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Elise Ramsden has announced her verbal commitment to further her education and swimming career at the University of California Davis, beginning with the 2025-2026 season. Ramsden is from Littleton, Colorado, where she currently attends Heritage High School and trains with the University of Denver Hilltoppers.

“I was looking for a big school just like UC Davis. And when I met Coach Matt, Coach Carl and the team, I was excited to see that I could have a big school experience and be part of a team that feels like family.  The training was exactly what I was looking for, and the bonus is I get to swim outside!”

Ramsden is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 100 backstroke, as well as owns Futures cuts in the 200 back and 50m free. She recently wrapped up her short course season this spring at the Western Zone Senior Championship, where she finished as high as 2nd in the 100 back. She stopped the clock at 54.61 in finals, which marked a new personal best time by almost half a second. She also dropped a second in the 200 back to post a best time of 2:03.49 for 7th overall.

Earlier in the spring Ramsden recorded two top-10 finishes individually at the CHSAA Girls 5A State Championship. She secured the bronze medal in the 100 back with a 56.35 in finals, while in the 50 free she recorded a lifetime best of 23.94 to take 9th. Ramsden also delivered a lead-off split of 26.21 in the 200 medley relay and a 50.83 on the anchor leg of Heritage’s runner-up 400 freestyle relay.

Top SCY Times

  • 50 free – 23.94
  • 100 free – 52.36
  • 100 back – 54.61
  • 200 back – 2:03.49

UC Davis competes in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), where the team finished 4th out of 10 teams at this season’s conference meet. Ramsden is a huge addition for the Aggies, as her personal best in the 100 back would have finished 3rd at the 2024 MPSF Championships.

Anagha Kondury owned the top 100 backstroke time of the season with a 55.96 from a midseason meet. Emily Scheberies, however, was the fastest performer at the conference meet with a 56.07, which landed her 10th overall. Both are rising sophomores this year and will overlap with Ramsden for two seasons. 

Joining Ramsden in the Aggies’ class of 2029 is Ella Ackerman and Angelina Komashko, both of whom are California natives.

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