Ella Otto
    Ella Otto


    Stuttgart, Germany

    High School:
    Wirtemberg Gym





    182 Salukis earn academic honors from MVC

    Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award


    Swimming and Diving places 12 on MVC Scholar-Athlete Team

    Two of the three perfect GPA's were from SIU.


    MVC Championships: Day Three Prelims

    SIU has won two championships through two days.


    Swimming finishes third at MVC Championship

    Diving coach Joy Zhao named MVC Diving Coach of the Year; Kaixuan Zhang named MVC Diver of the Year.


    MVC Championships: Day Two Finals

    Salukis trail Missouri State and Illinois State going into the final day.

    2013-14 (Junior): An Honorable Mention All-MVC selection...Named an MVC Scholar-Athlete...Competed in 10 meets...Posted three wins on the year to go along with 12 top-five finishes...Scored in all three individual events at the MVC Championships...Posted the sixth-fastest time in the 200 backstroke at the MVC Championships.

    2012-13 (Sophomore): Member of the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team...One of only three eligible swimmers in the conference with a 4.0 GPA (all from SIU) in 2012-13...Competed in seven meets...Scored in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes at the MVC Championship...Won the B Final in the 100 back at the MVC Championship...Finished second in the 100-yard back at the Phoenix Fall Classic.

    2011-12 (Freshman): Joined the team in January 2012...Second-team All-MVC selection...Competed in all seven meets in the spring...Scored in three events at the MVC Championships...Placed sixth in the 100-yard backstroke (57.69), ninth in the 200-yard backstroke (2:04.85), 14th in the 50-yard freestyle (24.46)...Recorded four top-three finishes.

    Prior to SIU/Personal: Captain of her team, VFL Sindelfingen...Majoring in sports administration...Daughter of Frank Otto and Martina Zille-Otto...Has one brother, Gianni...Full given name is Marcella Giuliana Otto...Born Jan. 3, 1992, in Berlin.

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