Gemma Atherley
Gemma  Atherley

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Jersey, Channel Islands

High School:
Hautlieu School

Major:
Pre-Arts & Sciences


04/10/2018

Swimmer Atherley Breaks National Records at Commonwealth Games

GW sophomore set seven personal bests at international meet in Australia

04/02/2018

Atherley Heads to Commonwealth Games

GW swimmer has reached a major personal milestone with Commonwealth Games trip

03/10/2018

Zhang Earns Third Medal at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials placed eighth at national postseason meet

02/18/2018

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

Colonials earned six more medals on the final day of competition

02/16/2018

Zhang Wins A-10 Gold

Colonials sit third at A-10 Championships entering final day

2017-18: Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference...Earned four medals, including a pair of golds, at the Atlantic 10 Championships to help the Colonials finish third in the team standings...Part of GW's A-10 and program record-breaking swim in the 800 free relay to earn gold at the conference meet...Closed meet with another win with 400 free relay that set a GW record (3:22.38)...Won individual silver in the 200 back, setting a GW record with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:58.24...Swam third leg on the 200 free relay team that earned silver and broke a GW record in 1:32.42...Also placed fourth in the 200 free (1:48.60) and sixth in the 500 free (4:53.69) in career-best times...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 bronze medal in the 800 free relay (7:18.98)...Individually, recorded a 10th-place finish in the 200 back (2:00.18) and a 15th-place finish in the 200 IM (career-best 2:04.06)...Also placed 21st in 100 back in a career-best time of 56.38 seconds...Part of squad that finished 11th in 200 free relay (1:33.85) and 13th in the 400 free relay (3:24.55)....Represented native Jersey at Commonwealth Games in Australia in April, competing in seven events...Recognized on A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2016-17: Atlantic 10 Second Team All-Conference...Swam second leg of silver medal 400 free relay, helping to set a new program record in 3:23.08 at the A-10 Championships...Helped Colonials take bronze as the opening leg of the 800 free relay at the A-10 Championships, setting a school-record time of 7:19.46...Finished fourth in the B final -- good for12th overall -- in the 500 free with a personal-best time of 4:59.00...Reached the A final and took sixth in the 200 free at the A-10 Championships with a career-best time of 1:50.23...Took second in B final of the 200 backstroke at the A-10 Championships, clocking in with a personal best of 2:00.64...Fall 2016 GW Athletics Academic Dean's List member...Fall 2016 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll member.

High School: 2014-15 British Short Course Winter National qualifier...2015 English National qualifier...Helped set a trio of Island relay records...Helped win 400 free relay, took silver in a pair of solo events and grabbed bronze in the 200 medley relay at the 2015 Island Games...Two-time 2015 Hampshire County Open Champion...Swam for Walkers Tigers Swimming Club Jersey...CollegeSwimming.com's 524th-ranked overall recruit.

CAREER BESTS
50-Yard Freestyle 24.62 vs. George Mason (1/14/2017)
100-Yard Freestyle 52.82 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/20/2016)
100-Yard Backstroke 56.38 CSCAA National Invitational Championship (3/8/2018)
100-Yard Individual Medley 1:00.43 at Queens (9/30/2016)
200-Yard Individual Medley 2:03.62 CSCAA National Invitational Championship (3/8/2018)
200-Yard Backstroke 1:58.24 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018) *GW Record
200-Yard Freestyle 1:48.60 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018)
500-Yard Freestyle 4:53.69 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018)
1,000-Yard Freestyle 10:37.39 vs. Howard (10/29/2016)
5,000-Meter Freestyle 1:06:30.21 CSCAA Open Water Nationals (9/16/2017)

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