Emily Zhang
Emily  Zhang

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Rockville, MD

High School:
Thomas S. Wootton

Height:
5-8

Major:
International Affairs


03/12/2018

Colonial of the Week Presented by Capgemini: Max Forstenhaeusler & Emily Zhang

Swimmers shined at the CSCAA National Invitational Championship

03/10/2018

Zhang Earns Third Medal at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials placed eighth at national postseason meet

03/09/2018

Women's Swimming & Diving Earns Relay Bronze at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials sit eighth at national meet

03/08/2018

Zhang Claims Bronze at CSCAA National Invitational

Three Colonials scored Thursday in 200 IM

02/18/2018

Women's Swimming & Diving Takes Third at A-10 Championships

Colonials earned six more medals on the final day of competition

2017-18: Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference...Earned six medals, including a pair of golds, at the Atlantic 10 Championships to help the Colonials finish third in the team standings...Claimed individual gold at the conference meet in the 200 free with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:47.34 to set a program record...Part of GW's A-10 and program record-breaking swim in the 800 free relay to earn gold...Closed meet with another win with 400 free relay that set a GW record (3:22.38)...Won individual silver in the 200 IM, setting a GW record with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:59.84...Also took bronze in the 100 free in 50.03 seconds...Swam anchor leg on the 200 free relay team that earned silver and broke a GW record in 1:32.42...Also part of 400 medley relay squad that placed fourth in GW record time (3:44.33)...Closed season at CSCAA National Invitational Championship, highlighted by a silver medal in the 100 IM (:55.94) and a bronze in the 200 IM (2:00.56)...Placed fifth in the 400 IM to set a GW record with 4:15.78...Swam opening leg in the 800 free relay (7:18.98) to help GW earn bronze...Part of squads that finished 11th in 200 free relay (1:33.85) and 13th in the 400 free relay (3:24.55)....In addition, posted career-best time in the 50 free (24.18) in the dual meet win over Richmond on Dec. 2 and another career-best in the 200 breast (2:23.72) in win over Davidson on Nov. 19...Started season swimming 5K at CSCAA Open Water Nationals in 1:13:07.00.

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.

CAREER BESTS
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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