Ella Swindle was born to parents Jason and Sarah Swindle in Columbia, Missouri.
From the beginning of her journey, her parents, Jason and Sarah, have stood by her side. They have provided the utmost support in every step of her volleyball endeavors.
Ella Swindle was a standout athlete at Rock Bridge High School, where she was the starting setter for four years.
Her exceptional skills on the volleyball court earned her numerous accolades, such as the 2021-22 Gatorade Missouri Volleyball Player of the Year.
In addition to this prestigious title, Swindle was honored as a 2022 Under Armour All-American and achieved the distinction of being a 2022 AVCA First Team All-American.
Her contributions to Rock Bridge High School’s volleyball program are evident in her record-setting performances, holding school records in assists, blocks, and aces.
Furthermore, she recorded over 3,000 career assists and was in the top five in the state of Missouri’s all-time list.
Ella Swindle Parents, Jason & Sarah Swindle
The volleyball player Ella Swindle was born to parents Jason and Sarah Swindle. He has two sisters named Claire and JP.
In addition to her immediate family, Ella’s familial connections extend to her grandfather, Skip Grossnickle. He is a Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee for his football prowess at Missouri (1964-67).
Furthermore, her uncle, Don Walsworth, showcased his golfing talents at Stanford from 1982 to 1986.
The remarkable achievements of Swindle at such a young age have not come without significant sacrifices.
According to her father, Jason Swindle, “If you want to live like no one else later and accomplish things that few people have accomplished, then you may need to live like no one else today.”
Expressing a deep commitment to her aspirations, Swindle has set her sights on playing in the Olympics.
This dedication has been met with the utmost support from her family, including her parents and grandparents, who drove her to and from Kansas City for club games.
Texas Defends Volleyball National Title
On Sunday, Texas successfully defended its NCAA Volleyball title by defeating the top-seeded Nebraska.
Madisen Skinner contributed 16 kills, and Ella Swindle played a pivotal role in leading the team to a national championship.
In her freshman season, Rock Bridge volleyball alum Ella Swindle celebrated a remarkable achievement as the Longhorns clinched the championship with a 3-0 scoreline.
Swindle, one of the two true freshmen setters in the title game, demonstrated her prowess with 21 assists, two service aces, and five kills during the victorious match.
She became one of four true freshman setters in history to guide her team to a national championship.
This title victory marked the end of a standout debut season for the former Bruin, earning her recognition as a consensus pick for the Big-12 All-Rookie team.
Despite a challenging start, where Texas lost three of its first eight matches and fell out of the Top 10, the team rebounded to claim the national title.
Meanwhile, Nebraska began the season with 27 straight wins and ascended from fifth to first in the rankings.