NOVA’s Ella Ristic Verbally Commits to Indiana Hoosiers for Class of 2024

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NEW COMMIT: Laguna Niguel, Calif. native and high school junior Ella Ristic has announced her verbal commitment to the Indiana Hoosiers for the fall of 2020.

Ristic does her club swimming with Irvine Novaquatics and owns eight Winter Juniors (or faster) qualifying standards. She placed tenth in the 200m free at Junior Nationals this summer after racing two events at Phillips 66 Nationals a week prior. She won the 200 free at Juniors West last winter and posted six top-8 finishes at Carlsbad Speedo Sectionals in March. She also represented Team USA at the 2017 USA World Junior Championships where she swam on the 4x200m free relay in prelims.

Also swimming for Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Ristic is a three-time CIF-Southern Section DI champion. She tied for first in the 200 free and won the 500 free as a freshman and earned gold in the 100 free during her sophomore season and was a member of her team’s record-breaking 4×100 free relay. The NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American also finished second in the 200 free and third in the 100 free as a sophomore at the CIF State Championships.

She told Swimming World:

“SO excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Indiana University!! Special thanks to my family, friends and coaches for helping me get here! #gohoosiers”

Her best times include:

  • 100 free – 49.55
  • 200 free – 1:45.76
  • 500 free – 4:48.26
  • 200 IM – 2:02.91
  • 50 back – 26.08
  • 100 back – 55.99

When she suits up for the Hoosiers as a member of the class of 2024, she’ll join a young but talented freestyle group that includes Illeah Doctor and Noelle Peplowski. Even with just under two years of club swimming still to go before arriving in Indiana, she would’ve scored in the B-final of the 200 free as well as the C-final of the 100 free at the 2018 Big Ten Championships.

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  1. avatar

    Where is she transferring to next?

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      yughe bista

      Whoever you are you disgust me. You don’t even know this young talented girl, why say all this negative nonsense? What do you gain out of this? Whoever you are you may think this is some silly joke, but really it’s not. Just goes to show how jealous you are of this amazing girl’s accomplishments and where she will be continuing her swimming and academic career. She is one of the most kind hearted and caring person I know, and which would never say anything as rude as this. Just because other people are making choices in their life, it doesn’t at all mean that this amazing talented girl is going to do the same. She is unique and talented in her own ways. She decides what she wants to do and doesn’t need negative people like you to bring her down. So I hope you are happy with what you got out of this, because just goes to show the immaturity in you. Have a nice day.