USC Collects Another 2022 Verbal Commitment from Versatile Ella Flowers

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Photo Courtesy: Ella Flowers

NEW COMMIT: Houston, Texas native Ella Flowers has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Southern California and will arrive on campus in the fall of 2022.

She will join Thailand National Teamer Nisha Kijkanakorn and Canadian National Junior Teamer Ashley McMillan as a member of the Trojans’ Class of 2026.

She told Swimming World:

“I couldn’t be happier to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Southern California!! I would like to thank my parents, brothers, coaches, teammates, and friends for supporting me. Can’t wait to be a part of the Trojan family️ #FIGHTON️”

An extremely versatile swimmer, Flowers does her club swimming with RICE Aquatics and is a multi-time Junior National qualifier. She most recently competed at the 18&U Winter Championships where she finished sixth in the 400 IM, ninth in the 200 breast, 10th in the 200 fly, and 14th in the 100 breast. She also competed at the Toyota U.S. Open back in November and raced to 17th in the 400 IM at Juniors West last winter.

In Summer 2019, she grabbed bronze in the 200m IM at Austin Sectionals before going on to achieve four best times at the Gulf Summer Championships. Flowers then finished 19th in the 400m IM at Junior Nationals.

Flowers was also selected to attend the USA Swimming National Select Camp in 2018.

Her best times include:

  • 200 IM – 2:04.25
  • 400 IM – 4:19.44
  • 100 breast – 1:04.71
  • 200 breast – 2:16.20
  • 100 fly – 56.18
  • 200 fly – 2:00.78
  • 100 back – 57.26
  • 200 back – 2:04.63

Currently a junior at St. John’s School, Flowers won the 200 IM and was the runner-up in the 100 back at the Texas Southwest Prep Conference State Championships. She has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for her efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

Flowers will add valuable depth in a number of different events when she suits up for the Trojans at the start of the 2022-23 season. She would’ve placed in the B-final of the 400 IM the 2020 Pac-12 Championships where USC finished third overall in the team standings.

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