Emma Waddell Named Third Team At-Large Academic All-American

Emma Waddell '18
Emma Waddell '18

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Williams College junior swimmer Emma Waddell (Bangor, Maine) is the second Eph women's swimmer to be named an Academic All-American since the spring of 1994. 

Waddell joins swimmer Kari Anderson who was a Second Team honoree in 1994. Overall Waddell is the 42nd Eph athlete to be named an Academic All-America by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in the past 25 years.

Waddell was accorded Third Team Academic All-America At-Large honors this year. It has been quite a year for the Eph stalwart as she was named the Swimmer of the Meet at the 2017 NCAA DIII Championships and is the sport of swimming's candidate to be the Honda Division III Athlete of the Year.

This winter Waddell upped her career total of NCAA titles to three when she won the 50 freestyle and the 100 butterfly for the second time in her career. She owns the DIII 50 freestyle, clocking a time of 22.69.

Waddell has earned eight individual All-America honors and has been a part of 12 relays in her three years of competing at the NCAA Championships, earning All-America honors in all 12 races. Waddell is a biology major and is a two-time Academic All-NESCAC honoree earning honors in both years she has been eligible.