Swimming & Diving
Emily Johnston - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • class Senior
  • High school Menchville

Major – Elementary Education

2001-02 ? Time of 2:01.89 in the 200y butterfly established at the Last Chance Meet is the sixth-fastest in UK history … Recorded an NCAA ?B? cut in the 200y Butterfly ? Set career bests in both the 100y butterfly and 200y butterfly during the Last Chance Meet … Competed at the SEC Championships, placing 17th in the 200y butterfly, 28th in the 100y butterlfy and 30th in the 500y freestyle … Academic All-America honorable mention … Swam at the Nike Cup, placing 14th in the 200y butterfly, 24th in the 100y butterfly while also competing in the 500y freestyle … Swam in the SEC East Extravaganza, placing 14th in the 1,650 freestyle … Also swam in the LSU/Tennessee, Louisville, South Carolina/Arkansas and Indiana/Cincinnati dual meets … Member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2000-01 – Finished 15th in the 200y butterfly at SEC Championships, where she also competed in the 100y butterfly and the 500y freestyle … Took fourth in the 100y butterfly versus Cincinnati … Swam the 1,650y freestyle twice, with a sixth-place finish coming at the Texas A&M Invitational … Swam the 1,000y freestyle four times, finishing as high as fifth twice … Placed third in the 200y butterfly at Tennessee dual meet … Started season with a first-place finish in the 200y butterfly and a fourth-place finish in the 200y freestyle against Louisville.

1999-00 – Finished 16th in the 200 butterfly, 26th in the 1,650 freestyle, and 36th in the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships … Placed 11th in the 200 butterfly, 12th in the 1,650 freestyle, 19th in the 500 freestyle, and swam the 100 butterfly as well in the Nike Cup … Took third place in both the 1,000 freestyle and the 200 butterfly to complete a one-two-three sweep against Louisville.

Pre-College – Placed second in the 200 butterfly at the 1998 spring Junior Nationals… Senior National Qualifier… Regional champion in the 100 butterfly… Received women’s swimming Senior Award while swimming for Menchville High School… Two-time Scholastic All-American… Member of the National Honor Society… Chose UK over Pittsburgh.

Best Times – 100 butterfly – 58.00; 200 – butterfly – 2:01.89.

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