Tooele High senior Ella Leonelli earned Academic All-State honors following her successful swimming career.
The Utah High School Activities Association selects individuals based on their athletic ability and academic proficiency.
Leonelli, who sports a 4.0 grade-point average, is among the swimmers from 22 Class 4A schools to receive the honor.
“We are extremely proud of Ella for maintaining high academic standards while being a valuable member of our team,” said THS coach Holly Tate. Leonelli scored valuable points for Tooele’s region championship team.
Although swimming was an important and time-consuming part of her academic and extra-curricular schedule, the breast stroke and freestyle specialist was heavily involved in a myriad of other activities.
These include American Red Cross CPR and concussion, Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) suicide prevention gatekeeper, Utah Health Department food handlers permit, and SheTech internship certificate of completion.
The daughter of Johanna and Mike Leonelli, she plans on attending Utah State University this fall.
Leonelli was one of a number of student-athletes from Tooele County to receive Academic All-State recognition this winter. Others included Stansbury’s Heather Anderson (drill), Anna Barry (girls swimming), Caroline Wilson (girls swimming), Kate Schmidt (girls swimming) and Gracey Hinton (girls basketball), Tooele’s Natalee Bevan (girls basketball), Gabriel Vigil (wrestling) and Brandon Vorwaller (boys basketball), and Grantsville’s Kylee Thomas (girls basketball), Zane Thomas (boys swimming) and Joseph Mecham (wrestling).
Transcript Bulletin sports editor Darren Vaughan contributed to this report.