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Natalie Elphick

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durban, South Africa

High School:
Durban Girls' College

Event:
Freestyle Sprints

Birthdate:
12/24/1990

03/02/2013

Four More School Records Fall in Final Night of BIG EAST Championships.

Villanova finishes fourth place in the conference.

03/02/2013

Women Continue to Break School Records at BIG EAST Championships

Erin Malone, Kaisla Kollanus and 400 Medley Relay team crush three records in day three of competition.

03/01/2013

Big Day for Women at BIG EAST Championships

Erin Malone sets new university record and Hayley Edwards and Roxy Tammadge go 1-2 in 500 yard freestyle.

02/28/2013

Wildcats Finish Second in 800 Yard Freestyle Relay and Beat Out School Record

Villanova competes in day one of the BIG EAST Championships.

02/11/2013

Women Dominate at BIG EAST Conference Meet

Wildcats take home wins versus conference foes Georgetown, Rutgers and Seton Hall.

Top Times
50 Freestyle - 23.36 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)
100 Freestyle - 50.22 (Terrapin Cup Invitational, 2010)
200 Freestyle - 1:49.24 (BIG EAST Championships, 2011)

2011-12: Competed in three races at the BIG EAST Championships where she finshed seventh in the 100 freestyle, 11th in the 200 freestyle and 25th (tied) in the 50 freestyle ... Placed first in the 100 free at the Cincinnati/West Virginia tri-meet and against Seton Hall and Providence ... Notched a first-place finish in the 50 free at Providence ... Tied for second place in the 100 free at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet ... RELAYS: Swam a leg of two 800 freestyle relays who were second place finishers at both the BIG EAST Championships and the Princeton Invitational ... Member of 400 freestyle relay teams that finished 4th at the conference meet and earned first-place finishes at the Connecticut/Georgetown/Rutgers quad-meet and the Cincinnati/West Virginia tri-meet ... 200 freestyle relay team finished 5th at the BIG EAST Championships ...

2010-11: Personal best time at BIG EAST Championships in 50 yard freestyle with a time of 23.36 ... Also, her time of 50.22 in the 100 free at the Terrapin Cup Invitational was a personal best ... Competed in 50 yard freestyle in the home opener against La Salle and won ... Winner in the 50 freestyle again against Seton Hall and finished second in the 200 freestyle ... Accrued three individual wins for the season ... Registered ten top-three finishes for the year with three coming from the quad-meet against Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers ... Best on the team in the 50 yard freestyle, 100 yard freestyle, and 200 yard freestyle; RELAYS: Swam leadoff in the 400 freestyle relay at the quad-meet against Connecticut, Georgetown, and Rutgers to a first place finish ... Also, set as leadoff in the 400 free in the Terrapin Cup Invitational and notched third place ... Against Seton Hall, anchored the 200 medley relay to a victory.

2009-10: Specialized in the sprint freestyle events and had the fastest time on the team in the 50 yard freestyle for the year ... Posted a mark of 23.73 at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships and advanced to the consolation finals of both the 100 free and the 200 free ... Finished 10th in the 200 free with a personal best time of 1:50.42 and 12th in the 100 free ... Registered victories in the 50 free in a tri-meet against La Salle and Richmond and in a dual meet versus Seton Hall ... Tallied nine top-three finishes for the season ... Advanced to the `A' level final of the 100 free at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Her time of 50.96 in the 100 free at the USA Short Course Nationals was a personal best; RELAYS: Anchored the 400 freestyle relay at the BIG EAST Championships to a sixth place finish ... Swam the second leg of the 800 free relay which placed second and took the leadoff leg of the 200 free relay ... Also anchored the 200 medley relay ... Was a part of four relay quartets at the USA Short Course Nationals, including anchoring the 400 medley relay and leading off both the 200 and 400 free relays ... Anchored the 200 medley relay team to a win versus Seton Hall ... Swam the third leg of the winning 400 free relay against La Salle and Richmond, and the second leg of the 200 free relay versus West Virginia.

Durban Girls' College: Recipient of an academic scholarship each year from 2004-09 ... Competed for the swim team with current Villanova teammate Roxy Tammadge.

Personal: Born 12/24/90 in Durban, South Africa ... Oldest of three children of George and Karin Elphick ... Has a younger sister, Maxine (19) and a younger brother, Nathan (17) ... Chose to attend Villanova because it is a great school and for the opportunity to join the swim team ... Marketing major in the Villanova School of Business.

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