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Emma Neely
Position: Backstroke, Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sunbury, Australia
High School: Salesian Catholic College '07
Experience: 3 Letters
 

WSU CAREER

Senior (2011-12) – Placed second in the 200 free against USC with a time of 1:54.06…part of winning 400 free relay team in the same meet…time of 5:10.72 in the 500 free was good enough for second against Cal…in the Northern Arizona dual meet, championed the 200 free…on the 400 free relay team at the Hawkeye Invitational that earned 28 points for placing fifth, and the 800 free relay team that scored 30 points for placing fourth…placed sixth in the 200 free in the same meet…won the 200 free in back to back meets against Seattle and Oregon State.

Junior (2010-11) – Won the 200 freestyle and finished third in the 100 backstroke at the Debbie Pipher Memorial Invitational…made the finals in four events at Princeton…second in the 200 free, eighth in the 100 back and 11th in the 50 free and 100 free…won the 100 free against Idaho…part of the 400 free relay which set a school record at the Pac-10 Championships…set season bests in the 100 free and 100 back at the conference meet.

Sophomore (2009-10) – Won the 200 free at the Debbie Pipher Invitational…finished second in the 100 back against Seattle…also picked up second place finishes in the 200 medley and 400 free relays…helped set a meet record at the Minnesota Grand Prix as part of WSU’s 400 free relay team…finished 6th in the 100 free won the “C” finals of both the 50 free and the 200 free (17th overall)…part of the 800 free relay team that set a WSU school record at Pac-10 Championships…also finished 28th in both the 100 and 200 free at that meet.

Freshman (2008-09) – Scored individually at the Pacific-10 Championships with a fifth place finish (21st overall) in the 200 free (1:48.36)…broke WSU records and scored at the Pac-10 Championships as a member of the 200 free and 400 free relays…200 free relay placed eighth (1:31.96) and 400 free relay placed eighth with a NCAA “B” Consideration time (3:21.29)…moved into second place on the Cougar all-time top 10 list in the 200 free (1:48.36) and eighth in the 100 free (51.00)…placed second in the Consolation Final (18th overall) in the 200 free (1:50.04) and 100 free (51.57) at the USA Swimming Southern California Grand Prix…also was a member of the first place 800 free and 400 free relay teams…led off the 400 free relay team that broke a meet record (3:24.27)…placed second in the “D” Final (26th overall) in the 100 back (57.94), sixth in the “D” Final (30th overall) in the 200 free (1:50.84) and eighth in the “E” Final (40th overall) in the 50 free (24.06) at the Texas Invitational…placed second in the 100 free against both Washington (51.99) and Oregon State (52.20).

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB CAREER

Competed as a member of the Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club for Australian Olympic coach Ian Pope…semi-finalist in Australia Open SC Championships in 2005…selected to compete in Japan Itoman Championships in 2005…was a gold medalist in the freestyle and medley relay at Australian National Age U16 where she represented the state of Victoria…repeated at Australian National Age U18…ranked in Australian women’s open top 30 in the backstroke and freestyle events…competed in the 2008 Australian Olympic trials earning a silver medal in the 400 meter freestyle relay for Melbourne Vicentre…2007 World Championship trials gold medalist in the 400 meter freestyle club relay…won seven medals at the 2006 Pacific School Games in both the freestyle and backstroke as well as in the relays…won 10 medals at the 2006 Australian School Championships…vice captain of the Victorian team.

PERSONAL

Born in Melbourne, Victoria… mother Karen and father Stan…sister Sam and brother Tim.