Elena Patz
Elena Patz
Birth Date: 05/14/1996
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waunakee, WI
High School: Waunakee Community High School
Events: Fly

2016-17: Swam in all 10 meets for the Bobcats this season… Her best finish came against Eastern Michigan where she finished first in the 200 butterfly with a time of 2:05.07… Best time in the 100 fly came at the MAC Championships where she placed 22nd with a time of 56.50… Best time in the 200 fly came at the MAC Championships where she placed 10th with a time of 2:03.50… Best time in the 200 IM came at the MAC Championships with a time of 2:08.34… Named Academic All-MAC… Named MAC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete.

2015-16: Swam in 11 meets...Best finishes were both came in the 200-yard fly: Jan. 8 against Denison in 2:04.12, Jan. 22 against Duquesne in 2:07.44...Best time in the 100-yard fly came at the MAC Championships on Feb. 26 where she placed 16th in 55.41...best time in the 200-yard fly came at the MAC Championships on Feb. 27 where she placed sixth in 2:01.97...best time in the 200-yard IM came at the MAC Championships on Feb. 25 where she placed 33rd in 2:08.90...best time in the 400-yard IM came at the Marshall Invitational on Feb. 6 where she placed sixth in 4:41.19...best time in the 1000-yard free came against Ohio State on Oct. 23 where she placed seventh in 10:56.26...Named Academic All-MAC.

2014-15: Competed in 10 meets and swam in a total of 32 events throughout the season...Best finish came on Nov. 14 at Marshall where she finished 1st in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:07.61...She posted her best time in the 200-yard butterfly at the MAC Championship where she swam a 2:02.61, which is the sixth fastest time in school history...Best time in the 100-yard butterfly came at the MAC Championship where she swam a 55.81...Best time in the 200-yard IM came at Marshall on Nov. 14 where she swam a 2:12.77...Best time in the 400-yard freestyle relay came against Miami (OH) on Feb. 7 where she swam a 3:41.47... Best time in the 500-yard freestyle came at the MAC Championships where she swam a 5:05.42.

Prior to Ohio: A four-year letter winner in swimming at Waunakee Community High School... Team captain in 2012 and 2013... School record holder in the 100-yard butterfly, 500-yard freestyle, and the 200-yard individual medley... Conference record holder int he 200-yard medley relay... four-year state tournament qualifier in six different events... Two-time Scholastic All-American... was a NCSA qualifier in the 100 and 200 fly... Was All-State in the 100 fly.

Personal: The daughter of Kurt and Susan Patz...Has one older sister, Caroline...Enjoys theater, music, reading, movies, and sports...Favorite athlete is David Ortiz...Enjoys signing and has sung the National Anthem at sporting events...Majoring in exercise physiology with future plans to become a physical therapist.