On Lavell: Returns for her senior year ... school record-holder in a number of events ... All-ACC and Honorable Mention All-American last year ... should compete for ACC titles and NCAA honors ... elected team co-captain by her teammates.
As a Junior (2003-04): Garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors for the second consecutive year and All-ACC honors for the third straight season ... broke two school records ... named ACC and NCAA Co-Swimmer of the Week for the week ending Nov. 23 after her performance in the Terrapin Cup Invitational in which she won four events and broke her own school record in the 400-yard individual medley with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4:15.43 ... also won the 1,650-free with an `A' cut time of 16:22.07 and the 500-free with a `B' cut time of 4:47.44 ... swam a `B' cut in the 200-yard freestyle while swimming the first leg on the winning 800-free relay (7:28.02) ... also finished second in the 200-fly with a team-best time of 2:03.55, but scratched the finals ... received All-ACC honors for her second-place finish in the 400-IM (4:16.46) and third-place finish in the 1,650-free (16:25.21) at the ACC Championship ... part of the school record-setting 800-free relay team that finished second at ACC's (7:17.92) ... also finished fourth in the 500-free (4:49.22) at the conference meet ... received Honorable Mention All-America nods in the 200- and 400-meter medley relays after finishing 13th and 14th, respectively, in those events at the NCAA Championships ... also finished 31st in the 1,500-meter freestyle (16:40.52), 34th in the 400-meter individual medley (4:48.52) and 44th in the 400-meter freestyle (4:13.59) at NCAA's ... came in 44th in the 400-meter IM (5:02.43) and 47th in the 200-meter IM (2:23.05) at the U.S. Olympic Trials in July ... finished with the ACC's fastest time of the season in the 400-IM (4:15.43), the fourth-fastest time in the 1,650-free (16:22.07), sixth-fastest time in the 500-free (4:47.44), seventh-fastest time in the 1,000-free (10:01.18) and the 10th-fastest time in the 200-free (1:49.48) ... won the 500- (4:59.84) and 1,000-yard freestyle (10;20.28) at N.C. State in the first meet of the season ... also finished third in the 200-fly (2:07.06) ... placed second in the 1,000-free (10:11.10), third in the 500-free (5:04.62) and 10th in the 200-fly (2:12.17) against Virginia Tech and Clemson ... won the 200-IM against Johns Hopkins and Howard (2:07.51) ... was victorious in the 500- (4:58.55) and 1,000-free (10:09.71), and finished fifth in the 200-IM (2:07.80) against Duke ... won the 1,000-free against Georgia Tech (10:04.20) ... also placed second in the 500-free (4:57.20) and the 200-IM (2:06.86) against the Yellow Jackets ... won the 1,650-free (16:43.82) and finished second in the 500-free (4:59.24) and third in the 400-IM (4:29.04) against Pittsburgh and Villanova ... won the 1,000-free with a season-best time of 10:01.18 against North Carolina ... also won the 500-free (4:53.25) and placed fifth in the 200-IM (2:06.77) against the Tar Heels ... won the 200-free with a team-best time of 1:49.48 in the final dual meet of the season against Virginia ... also finished sixth in the 500-free (4:55.92) against the Cavaliers.
As a Sophomore (2002-03): An All-ACC selection for the second consecutive year and an honorable mention All-America ... a school record-holder in six events ... qualified for the NCAA Championships in four events ... her time of 16:24.59 in the 1650-free earned her 13th place, and she finished 24th in the 500-free (4:48.17) and 49th in the 200-free (1:50.51) at the national championships ... was also part of the 800-free relay team that set a new school victory and finished 15th in the event with a time of 7:19.63 ... had three top-ten finishes individually at the ACC Championships ... came in third in the 1650-free (16:30.21), fourth in the 500-free (4:48.56) and seventh in the 200-free (1:51.19) ... also swam with the 800-free relay team that finished fourth with a time of 7:24.36 ... was a multiple winner against NC State, finishing first in the 500-free (4:55.82) and the 1000-free (10:14.65) ... dominated the distance events again against Clemson and Virginia Tech, earning victories in the 500-free (4:57.79) and the 1000-free (10:08.24) ... won the mile swim (16:52.14) and the 500-free (5:04.90) in the team's victories over Richmond and Wingate ... at the Terrapin Cup Invitational in College Park, won the 500-free (4:49.13), the 800-free relay (7:27.44) and the 1650-free (16:18.25) ... her time in the 1650-free broke her own school record by more than five seconds ... was victorious in the 500-free (4:57.08) and the 1000-free (9:58.61) versus Pittsburgh.
As a Freshman (2001-02): Talented freshman finished as the top point scorer on the women's team and was one of two Terps to earn All-ACC honors ... named Women's ACC Co-Swimmer of the Week for Nov.19 ... rewrote Maryland record books by setting new school records in six events: the 500-free (4:46.43), the 1000-free (9:53.40), the 1650-free (16:23.56), the 200-IM (2:02.68), the 400-IM (4:16.36) and with the 800-free relay team (7:29.20) ... qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events ... finished 18th in the 1650-free (16:34.24), 22nd in the 500-free (4:47.53) and 37th in the 400-IM (4:23.89) at the NCAAs ... had three top five finishes individually at the ACC Championships ... captured second-place in the 1650-free (16:26.47) and two third-place finished in the 400-IM (4:16.36) and the 500-free (4:48.48) ... also swam with the 800-free relay team that earned third-place (7:29.20) at the ACCs ... won her first event against NC State in the 200-IM (2:07.99) ... also took home second-place in the 200-free (1:53.91) and the 200-breast (2:25.53) against the Wolfpack ... won multiple events vs. Florida State, taking top honors in the 200-IM (2:04.83) and the 500-free (4:57.30) ... took home three first-place finishes in the 200-IM (2:06.95), the 100-free (52.85) and the 1000-free (10:02.17) vs. Duke ... earned a victory in the 400-IM (4:30.20) vs. Johns Hopkins and Howard ... also was a part of the winning 300-medley (3:07.84) and the 300-breast (3:26.02) relay teams in the dual meet ... won the 200-IM (2:04.20) and the 500-free (4:59.71) vs. Ohio State and Virginia Tech ... finished first in the 200-IM (2:06.08) against Georgia Tech ... also won the 200-fly (2:04.00) vs. the Yellow Jackets ... shattered the old mark in the 1650-free by more than 25 seconds en route to a victory (16:23.56) in the event at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... the time also set a new pool record ... also won the 200-IM (2:04.81) after breaking the school record (2:02.68) in the preliminaries ... captured two more first-place finishes at the Invitational in the 400-IM (4:16.43) and the 800-free relay (7:35.65) ... was part of the winning 400-medley relay team vs. Pittsburgh and Villanova (3:53.87) ... swept three events vs. North Carolina, winning the 1000-free (9:57.79), the 500-free (4:53.99), and the 400-IM (4:29.48) ... broke another school record vs. Virginia, winning the 500-free (4:46.43).
Before Maryland: Three-year letterwinner at St. Mary's High School ... finished eighth in the 200-IM at Senior Nationals ... holds the national record for the 200-IM at the Junior National Championships ... three-year scholastic All-American ... two-time Catholic League swimmer of the year ... world championship team member in 2001 ... national team member in 2001.
Personal: Elizabeth Lavell ... is the daughter of Patti and William Lavell ... sister of Rebecca ... had offers from Notre Dame, Northwestern, Auburn, North Carolina and Virginia ... competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2000 and 2004 ... enjoys NASCAR, art school and local music ... was a student government representative in high school ... lists Ryan Newman, a NASCAR engineer and driver, as her favorite athlete ... lists qualifying for Olympic Trials as her biggest athletic thrill ... lists her parents as the people she admires most ... chose Maryland for its location ... majoring in kinesiology.
Career Bests 400 IM: 4:15.43 200 Free: 1:49.10 100 Free: 50.90 200 IM: 2:02.30 500 Free: 4:46 1000 Free: 9:51.77 1650 Free: 16:18.25 200 Fly: 2:02.30