Erika Ronning
Erika Ronning
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Western Springs, Ill.
High School: Lyons Township
Position: Sprint-Mid Free

2013-14: Finished her senior year season with season-best times in the 50 free (23.86), 100 free (52.18) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.11) at the America East Championships… Helped the 200 medley relay win the gold medal, 400 medley win the silver medal, and the 200 and 400 free relays capture bronze medals at the conference championship meet… The 200 and 400 medley relay teams broke the UMBC school records at the America East meet…  Earned a dual meet win against George Washington in the 50 free (24.80)… Holds the second-fastest time in the 50 free, third-fastest time in 100 free, and sixth-fastest time in the 200 free in the UMBC record book… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2012-13: Won gold in the 50-yd. freestyle and silver in the 100-yd. freestyle at the America East Championships at Maine… Also placed fourth in the 200 free at the conference meet… Helped guide the 200 medley, 200 free, and 400 free relay teams to gold medals at the America East meet… Set a career-best time in the 50 free (23.51) during her gold medal swim which ranks second all-time at UMBC… Her 200 free time of 1:50.91 ranks fourth all-time in program history… The 200 medley (1:42.70) team broke the school record at the conference meet and the UMBC Aquatic Complex record (1:46.06) against East Carolina on Jan. 26… Won six dual meet events during the season… Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2011-12: Helped the 200-yd. free relay win gold and set a UMBC record (1:33.67) at the America East Championships... Also anchored the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams to gold medals at the conference meet... Won an individual silver in the 100 free in a career-best time of 50.87 which ranks second all-time in UMBC history... Also won a bronze medal in the 50 free after setting a career-best during the prelims with a time of 23.64, placing her third in the UMBC record book...  Won the 100 free at Howard... Also helped the Retrievers win seven relays during the dual meet season... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

2010-11: Helped the 200-yd. freestyle relay win gold and set a pool record (1:34.40) at the America East Championships... Also helped win the 400 free relay and individually placed fourth in the 50 and 100 free and 11th in the 200 free at the conference meet... 200 free relay at the conference championships broke UMBC's program record... Swam on the 400 free relay (3:25.99) that broke the meet record at the Patriot Invitational... 50 free (23.67), 100 free (51.50) and 200 free (1:51.96) at the America East meet rank third, fifth and eighth, respectively, on UMBC's all-time list... Selected to the America East All-Conference Team... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

Background: Was a USA Swimming national qualifier in 2009 and a junior national qualifier in 2008 and 2009… A NISCA junior national qualifier in 2009… A 10-time Illinois State qualifier and a USA State water polo champion… Was the Comcast Player of the Game and leading scorer in the state final… Named to the West Suburban Senior Athletic Academic Team for 2009-10.

Personal: Only child of Chris and Jim Ronning… Majoring in visual arts… Born June 3, 1992