SIU Swimming and Diving recognized for their excellence in the classroom
Ella Otto was chosen as SIU's recipient
Saluki women earn big conference win
Six earn presigious President's Council Academic Award
Two of the three perfect GPA's were from SIU.
MVC Swimming & Diving Championships (Day Four); Feb. 21, 2015
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.