|Hometown:||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|Events:||Freestyle, Individual Medley|
Academic Notes: Majoring in visual communication...3.4 high school GPA.
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.