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Emma Barksdale
Emma  Barksdale

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Davis, Calif.

High School:
Davis HS

Event:
IM/Breaststroke

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

05/16/2016

Gamecocks Race Strong in Charlotte, Atlanta

Two new Gamecocks earn US Olympic Trials cuts

03/17/2016

2016 NCAA Championships

Pictures from the 2016 NCAA Championships - Atlanta, Ga.


AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2017 NCAA All-American -- 400 IM
  • USA Swimming 18 & Under World 100 List - #35
  • College Swimming's SEC Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 17 and Jan. 31)
  • 2017 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016, 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American

IN THE RECORD BOOK


  • 1st -- 1000 freestyle
  • 1st -- 200 IM
  • 1st -- 400 IM
  • 3rd -- 200 freestyle
  • 3rd -- 500 freestyle
  • 3rd -- 200 breaststroke
  • 1st -- 400 freestyle relay
  • 1st -- 800 freestyle relay
  • 1st -- 200 medley relay
  • 1st, 4th -- 400 medley relay

2017 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Earned All-America honors in the 400 IM as a sophomore
  • Finished 13th in the 400 IM (4:06.80), 17th in the 200 IM (1:56.35) and 26th in the 200 breaststroke (2:10.83) at the NCAA Championships
  • Finished fourth in the 400 IM (4:06.07), seventh in the 200 IM (1:56.65) and 17th in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.30) at the SEC Championships
  • Swam in nine events as a sophomore (100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 1000 freestyle, 1650 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 200 IM, 400 IM)
  • Tallied 19 podium finishes throughout the regular season
  • Recorded 12 first-place finishes
  • Undefeated in the 1000 freestyle on the year

2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS - UNITED STATES


  • Swam in three events, including a pair of top-20 finishes
  • Placed 14th in the 400m IM, setting a new PR with a time of 4:44.80
  • Qualified for the Junior Pan Pacific Games with her time in the 400m IM as the top junior performer in the United States for the year
  • Was the first alternate for the 200m IM, placing 17th with a personal-record performance of 2:15.85
  • Ended her time in Omaha by placing 37th in the 200m breaststroke, stopping the clock in 2:32.35
  • Finished the meet with three of the top four performances by current Gamecocks

2016 (FRESHMAN)


  • Was South Carolina's most versatile swimmer as a freshman, taking part in eight different events
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships, finishing 29th in the 400 IM (4:12.21), 36th in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.15) and 48th in the 200 IM (1:59.97)
  • Made the B final of the 400 IM (4:10.21) at the SEC Championships, finishing 11th
  • Also earned finishes of 19th in the 200 IM (1:58.49) and 29th in the 200 breaststroke (2:16.50) at the SEC Championships
  • Won 10 different races across four different races
  • Earned victories in the 1000 freestyle in the Duke Dual (9:51.14) and the ECU Tri-Meet (10:12.36)
  • Won the 200 IM (1:59.04) at the Georgia Tech Invitational, one of five victories in the event
  • Also collected victories in the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM
Barksdale's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Freestyle 50.99 1/27/17 SC College Invitational Coumbia, S.C.
200 Freestyle 1:46.15 2/14/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
500 Freestyle 4:45.23 11/17/16 Georgia Tech Invitational Atlanta, Ga.
1000 Freestyle 9:49.68 1/28/17 SC College Invitational Columbia, S.C.
100 Breaststroke 1:04.77 10/2/15 FGCU Invite Ft. Myers, Fla.
200 Breaststroke 2:10.83p 3/18/17 NCAA Championships Indiapolis, Ind.
100 IM 58.18 10/3/15 FGCU Invite Ft. Myers, Fla.
200 IM 1:56.35p 3/16/17 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.
400 IM 4:06.07 2/16/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, S.C.

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

Emma Barksdale
 

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