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

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.