Elise Blaschke
Elise Blaschke
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Washington Township, N.J.
High School: Bishop Eustace Prep
Position: Back/Breast/IM

2011-12: Finished fifth in the 100-yd backstroke, tenth in the 200 back and 12th in the 200 IM at the America East Championships... Set season-best times in the finals of both the 200 back (2:03.95) and 200 IM (2:06.29), the latter of which ranks eighth all-time in UMBC history... Earned a silver medal in the 100 back with a season-best time of 56.34 at the Patriot Invitational... Won both the 100 and 200 back events against George Washington during UMBC's dual meet season... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

 2010-11: 100-yard backstroke at the America East Championship prelims ranks third in program history... Placed 10th in the 100-yard backstroke at the Patriot Invitational... Helped the 200-yard medley relay place fifth... Swam season-best times in the 50 free (24.94), 100 free (53.23), and 50 back (27.52) at the Patriot Invitational.

 2009-10: Swam season-best times in the 100-yard backstroke (57.95), 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.90) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:08.07) at the Terrapin Cup Last Chance Meet… Her 100 back time ranks sixth on UMBC all-time top-10 list… Highest finish during the dual meet season was third in the 100 breast against Rider and third in the 200 IM against Drexel and Howard.

Background: Competed at the NCSA Junior Nationals 2007-2009… Member of the All-South Jersey First Team in 2009… First-Team All Non-Public from 2006-09… Earned a varsity letter in swimming for four years… Named Most Valuable Swimmer of the Bishop Eustace swim team three times.

Personal: Daughter of Marianne and Waldemar Blaschke…Majoring in media and communication studies with a minor in American studies… Born Oct. 23, 1990.