Emma Waddell Named All-Academic District I First Team

Emma Waddell '18
Emma Waddell '18

WILIAMSTOWN, MA – Williams College junior swimmer Emma Waddell (Bangor, Maine) has been accorded Academic District I First Team honors in a vote by the region's Sports Information Directors.

By virtue of her First Team selection Waddell will appear on the national ballot to be considered for Academic All-America honors.

At the 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships in Shenandoah, TX, Waddell was named the Swimmer of the Meet and is the sport of swimming's DIII nominee for the prestigious Honda Athlete of the Year Award.

To be eligible for consideration for academic honors under the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) program an athlete must possess at least a cumulative GPA of 3.35. Waddell has earned Academic All-NESCAC honors twice (minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.40).

Waddell, a biology major, has earned eight individual All-America honors and 12 All-America relay honors in her first three years as an Eph. She holds the NCAA 50 freestyle record (22.69). Waddell captured two national championship titles in 2017 after winning the 50 free in record time and she also won the 100 butterfly for the second time in her career.

Waddell owns five NESCAC Championship Meet records: 50 fly (22.69), 100 fly (53.37), & 200 Freestyle Relay (1:33.96), 200 Medley Relay (1:42.24) and 400 Medley Relay (3:42.79).

Additionally Waddell owns five NESCAC records: 50 free (22.69), 50 fly (23.99), 100 Ind. Medley (59.17) & 200 Med. Relay (1:41.95) & 200 Free Relay (1:32.90).