Emma Smith
Emma Smith
Year: So.
Hometown: Saint Charles, Ill.
High School: Saint Charles East
Position: IM
Major: Ecology & evolutionary biology
Residential College: Ezra Stiles

2012-2013 (Freshman): Received the Tim Jecko Award for outstanding performances in the individual medley… 400-yard IM: Finished fifth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 4:18.21… Fastest time in the event was 4:16.23 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Won the event at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 4:23.57… Won the event against Dartmouth/Penn with a time of 4:24.29… 200-yard breaststroke: Finished fifth at Ivy’s with a time of 2:15.85… Won the event against SCSU with a time of 2:26.63… Finished sixth at the Brown Invite with a time of 2:21.29… 200-yard IM: Finished ninth at Ivy’s with a time of 2:01.99… Finished seventh at the Terrier Invitational with a time of 2:09.08… Won the event against Brown with a time of 2:07.62.

Before Yale: Sixth place in the 200 IM and 400 IM and sixth place as part of 800 free relay at 2012 NCSA Junior Nationals… 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier… 2012 IHSA State Champion in 200 IM… High School All-American… Scholastic All-American… Valedictorian of high school graduating class. 

Personal: Member of Ezra Stiles College… Interested in studying the life sciences and medicine… Enjoys traveling, sailing, music and cool art projects.

Why I Chose Yale: “I loved the balance of academics, swimming, and social life and the team was really nice and welcoming when I came on my recruiting trip.”