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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation
Ella Cornwell
Ella Cornwell
Year: Fr.
Hometown: South Pasadena, Calif.
High School: Polytechnic School
Position: Throws

Career Best Marks



Shot Put (Indoor)

11.23 meters

Weight Throw (Indoor)

13.11 meters



  • Major: Public Policy
  • Participated in four years of volleyball, four years of water polo, three years of track & field and three years of softball in high school
  • 2019 Female Athlete of the Year
  • Track & Field MVP, Water Polo and Track & Field team captain
  • School record holder in discus (108’2”)
  • 2017 Water Polo CIF-SS Champion
  • National Merit Semifinalist
  • President of Student Athletic Leadership Committee, Peer Mentor, Ambassadors Council, Global Scholar