Swimmers shined at the CSCAA National Invitational Championship
Colonials placed eighth at national postseason meet
Colonials sit eighth at national meet
Three Colonials scored Thursday in 200 IM
Colonials earned six more medals on the final day of competition
2016-17: Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference...Anchored GW's school record-setting 400 free relay to help the Colonials take second in a time of 3:23.08 at the Atlantic 10 Championships...Helped GW reach the podium in the 800 free relay, setting GW record in 7:19.46 to take third...Anchored GW's program record-setting 200 free relay, helping the Colonials finish fifth with a time of 1:33.66 at the A-10 Championships...Helped shatter yet another school record in the 400 medley relay, anchoring the squad for a time of 3:48.22 to take ninth at the A-10 Championships...Took fourth in the 200 free with a career-fastest time of 1:49.08...Finished sixth in the 200 IM with a program record and NCAA `B' cut time of 2:01.56 at the A-10 Championships...Placed sixth in the 100 free at the A-10 Championships with a personal-best time of 51.01... Fall 2016 GW Athletics Academic Dean's List member...Fall 2016 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll member... 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.
2015-16: Had breakout freshman season in which she was a part of three school-record breaking performances...Swam the last leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay that clocked in at 7:25.51 for third place at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 21)...Finished fifth as the last leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:33.82...Swam the last leg of the 400-yard medley relay that clocked in a time of 3:48.49 at the A-10 Championships...Also finished eighth in the 200-yard individual medley at the A-10 Championships...Touched the wall with career-best times in the 100-yard freestyle (51.55), the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.86), and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.67)...Swam five season-best times at the Magnus Cup Invitational (Nov.22) -- the 50-yard breaststroke (30.47), the 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.01), the 200-yard individual medley (2:02.83), and the 400-yard individual medley (4:26.46)...Posted a career-best time of 24.35 in the 50-yard freestyle at George Mason (Jan. 18)...Named A-10 Rookie of the Week on Nov. 10 and Jan. 19...Named team MVP.
High School: Attended Thomas S. Wootton High School...Two-time Gazette First Team member for 200 IM (2014-15)...Two-time Washington Post Honorable Mention (2014-15)...Received high school's Scholar Athlete and Varsity Athletic awards...Helped team win State Championship title in 2013 and 2014...Squad earned Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Championship crown in 2013...State Champion in 200 IM (2014-2015)...200 IM Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Champion (2014)...Swam for Rockville Montogery Swim Club and Rockville Rays summer league team...member of high school's National Art Honor Society.
Personal: Born Emily Xiao Zhang on Feb. 20, 1997 in Washington, D.C....Daughter of Xiaohong Chen and Victor Zhang...Intends to major in international affairs while at GW.
|50-Yard Freestyle||24.18||vs. Richmond (12/2/2017)|
|100-Yard Freestyle||50.03||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018)|
|200-Yard Freestyle||1:47.34||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018) *GW Record|
|5,000-Meter Freestyle||1:13:07.00||CSCAA Open Water Nationals (9/16/2017)|
|50-Yard Breaststroke||30.47||Magnus Cup Invitational (11/20/2015)|
|100-Yard Breaststroke||1:05.67||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19/2016)|
|200-Yard Breaststroke||2:23.72||vs. Davidson (11/19/2017)|
|100-Yard Backstroke||59.67||vs Howard (10/29/2016)||100-Yard Individual Medley||55.94||CSCAA National Invitational Championship (3/8/2018)|
|200-Yard Individual Medley||1:59.84||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018) *GW Record|
|400-Yard Individual Medley||4:15.78||CSCAA National Invitational Championship (3/8/2018) *GW Record|
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