Ellen Banks

Class First Year Height 5'5"
Hometown Pasadena, Calif.
High School Mayfield Senior School Events Freestyle
Club Team Swim Pasadena Major Undeclared


First-Year (2010) - Ran first semester with Whitman cross country team.

Prep - Swam for Swim Pasadena club team for five years ... Competed on high school swim team two years ... Received Freshman of Year award ... Played varsity water polo for Mayfield all four years and received Most Valuable Offender senior year ... Named to San Gabriel Valley All-Area Water Polo Third Team ... Ran high school varsity cross country; team placed third at California state meet in 2008 and sixth in 2009 ... Team captain for cross country (twice) and track teams ... Mayfield Athlete of the Year award senior year.

Academics - Whitman Scholar ... Interested in global health and international relations ... Considering Peace Corps after Whitman. .

Personal - Daughter of Danny and Angie Banks ... Has younger brother Daniel ... Involved with Adopt-a-Grandparent program and Delta Gamma sorority ...Enjoys traveling, singing and doing triathlons.

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