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Emily Dicus

Topeka, Kan.
Topeka West
High School
Emily Dicus - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA All-American (3)
2013: 200 Free Relay (HM),400 Free Relay (HM)
2012: 800 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion

800 Free Relay

UVA Career Bests

50 Free: 23.35
100 Free:
200 Free:
100 Back:
53.23 (7th all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:54.82 (8th all-time at UVa)

100 Fly:
53.47 (9th all-time at UVa)

• Placed fourth in the 200 back in a career-best time of 1:54.82 at ACCs
• Finished 14th in the 100 back and 24th in the 100 fly at the conference meet
• Earned a career-best time in the 100 back (53.23) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Notched season-best marks in the 50 free (23.58) and 100 fly (54.49) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Won the 100 back (54.52) and 200 back (1:57.61) in season-best times at the Cavalier Invite
• Placed 12th in the 100 back, 13th in the 200 back, 19th in the 100 fly and 30th in the 50 freeat the Ohio State Invite
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Earned honorable mention All-America honors, anchoring the 200-yard freestyle relay to a 15th-place finish and the 400 free relay to 16th place at NCAAs
• Placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly and eighth in the 100-yard backstroke at ACCs
• Also won the consolation final to finish ninth in the 200 back in a career-best 1:55.57 at ACCs
• Posted career-best 100 back time of 53.57 and 100 fly time of 53.47 during prelims at ACCs
• Earned a career-best 23.35 in the 50 free in a time trial at the conference meet
• Highest dual-meet finish was second in the 100 free against Pitt
• Named to the All-ACC Academic squad
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle

• Competed in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke at her first NCAA Championships

• Member of Virginia’s honorable mention All-America 800 freestyle relay team that finished ninth at NCAAs in 7:03.68
• Placed 55th in the 100 butterfly (55.03) and 58th in the 100 backstroke (55.28) at the national meet

• Swam on Virginia’s ACC Championship 800 freestyle relay team that posted the second-fastest time in school history (7:03.56)

• Finished seventh in the 200 freestyle at the ACC Championships (1:48.66) with a lifetime best in the preliminaries (1:48.08)

• Also placed 14th in the 100 backstroke (55.34) and 15th in the 100 freestyle (50.84) out of the consolation finals at ACCs

• Her preliminary time of 54.73 in the 100 backstroke was also her fastest of the season

• Clocked a mark of 54.34 in the 100 butterfly during a time trial at ACCs

• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Selected to ACC Honor Roll

High School
• Swam with the Topeka Swim Association under Paul Monroe

• Won the 100 freestyle at the Kansas state championships, becoming the first in history to finish in under 50 seconds 

• Also claimed the 200 freestyle at the state meet as a senior 

• Named Swimmer of the Meet at 2011 Kansas State Championships 

• State record holder in four events: 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke

• Twice named to the all-city team 

• Four-time state champion

• Served as student council vice president for three years 

• Treasurer of the National Honor Society 

• Business manager of the school yearbook 

• Participated in church youth group 

• Volunteered with Topeka Mayor’s Council, Topeka Youth Court and Local Heroes Swim Clinic

• Daughter of John and Brenda Dicus 

• Has an older sister, Ellen, and a younger sister, Laura 

• Enjoys working out and spending time with her family and friends