Springfield, Mass. - September 14, 2016 - Senior Emily Medeiros (Wakefield, Mass.) of the Springfield College women's swimming and diving program has been named a Preseason Division III All-American by CollegeSwimming.com, announced earlier this week.
Medeiros, a Physical Therapy major at Springfield College, was named a Preseason Division III All-American in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events after putting together a record-breaking junior campaign last season. At the 2016 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, Medeiros earned All-America recognition in both events, as she took fourth overall in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.45, before taking sixth overall in the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.46.
Her fourth-place time of 1:02.45 in the 100 breast marked best finish from a Springfield College student-athlete in the breaststroke event since Moria Price '09 finished third overall in the 100 breast in 2008.
While in the 200 breast, Medeiros entered the event with the fifth-fastest time in the country, a 2:16.12, a school record time in which she set in the final night of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championships.