|Hometown:||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|Events:||Freestyle, Individual Medley|
Academic Notes: Majoring in visual communication...3.4 high school GPA...WAC All-Academic selection in 2013...Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete award recipient in 2013.
Career Notes: School record holder in 100 Freestyle (49.22) and 200 IM (2:01.00)...Part of school records in 400 Freestyle Relay (3:23.85), 800 Freestyle Relay (7:17.93) and 400 Medley Relay (3:38.69)...Second fastest time in program history in 50 Freestyle (23.07).
2012-13 (Freshman): NAU Female Newcomer of the Year...WAC Freshman of the Year...Totaled two gold medals with four All-WAC first team honors and one second team honor at WAC Championships...Swam in 50 and 100 freestyle, 200 IM and 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays and 400 medley relay at the WAC Championships...Won the 100 Free with a school record and NCAA B Standard time of 49.22...Swam the fourth leg of the 400 Medley Relay team that won gold with a school record time of 3:38.69...Swam the third leg of the 800 Free Relay team that finished second with a school record time of 7:17.93...Finished second in 200 IM with school record and NCAA B Standard time of 2:01.00 after fifth-best time in prelims...Finished third in 50 Free with career-best time of 23:07 after fourth-best time in prelims...Swam the fourth leg of the 400 Free Relay team that finished third with a school record time of 3:23.85...Swam the fourth leg of the 200 Free Relay team that finished fifth with a time of 1:33.99...Totaled 19 top-three finishes with seven individual titles and two relay...Won four individual titles in 50 Free and three in 100 Free and was part of 400 Free Relay and 400 Medley Relay winning teams during the season...Also swam in 200 Free during the season.
High School: Four-year letter winner at Edison HS...Earned three All-County selections during high school career...Team won the Sunset League championships in each of her four seasons and was the 2009 CIF state champion and 2010 and 11 state runner-up...Broke school records in the 100 free and 200 IM and was on the 400 free relay team that set a CIF Championship record...Swam in the North American Challenge Cup (NAAC) meet and made national cuts in the 100 and 200 back...Also swam for Novaquatics, FAST, and Surf City swim clubs.
Personal: Ellissa Rose Morrissey was born Aug. 11, 1993 in Huntington Beach, Calif....Daughter of Mark and Tracey Morrissey...Only child...Father, Mark, was a two-time national champion in crew at Cornell University...Chose NAU because it had the major she wants, the campus is beautiful, it has a great college atmosphere, and the postive attitude of the girls on the team...Hobbies include shopping, movies, and music...Also considered San Jose State, Houston, Grand Canyon, and Occidental during the recruiting process.