Emily McClellan
Emily McClellan
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Delavan, Wis.

High School:
Delavan-Darien

Height:
5-10

Event:
Breast/IM

Major:
American Sign Language

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• 2014 NCAA Runner-Up in 100 Breaststroke
• 2013 Bronze Medal Winner for Team USA at World University Games
• 2012 U.S. Open Champion in 100 Breaststroke
• 2012 Sixth-place finish at U.S. Olympic Trials in 100 Breaststroke
• Four-time NCAA All-American
• Four-time Horizon League Athlete of the Year
• Four-time Horizon League Swimmer of the Meet
• Four-time Horizon League 100 Breaststroke Champion
• Four-time Horizon League 200 Breaststroke Champion
• Four-time Horizon League 200 IM Champion
• 2010 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year
• 19-time Horizon League Champion
• Two-time CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American
• Eight-time Horizon League Swimmer of the Week
• Horizon League record holder, 100 & 200 breaststroke, 200 IM
• UWM record holder, 100 & 200 breaststroke, 200 IM

2013-14 (Senior): Capped Panther career in unprecedented fashion as the most decorated swimmer in Horizon League history ... twice earned First-Team All-American Honors after taking second in the 100 breaststroke and seventh in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships ... posted the top time in prelims of the 100 breast at NCAA meet ... time of 57.76 in finals made her the second-fastest 100 yard breaststroke swimmer on the planet ... also came in 28th in the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships ... earned fourth-consecutive Horizon League Women's Athlete of the Year award and Horizon League Women's Swimmer of the Meet award at the league championships - the only person to ever win either award four times in their career ... was crowned Horizon League Champion in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM for the fourth-straight year ... broke her own league record in 100 breast with NCAA A-cut time of 58.44 ... winning times in 200 breast and 200 IM were NCAA B-cut times ... also helped break league records in the 800 freestyle relay, the 200 and 400 medley relays at the league meet ... also a part of the school-record breaking 400 free relay team at the league championships ... was named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week first week of the season after breaking the Klotsche pool record in the 100 breaststroke with an NCAA B-cut time Oct. 19 ... won the 50 free only time swimming the event on the season at Valparaiso Oct. 25 ... one day later, won the 1000 free and the 200 breast in a lopsided win at Wright State ... won the 100 breast with an NCAA B-cut time at Wheaton Nov. 1 ... one day later, posted another B-cut with a win in the 100 breast, also winning the 200 breast and the 200 IM in a huge win at UIC ... won the 100 breast and 200 IM at the Stevens Point Border Battle, also swimming the 400 IM for the only time on the season Nov. 15-16 ... was one of the first swimmers in the NCAA to automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships by posting an NCAA A-cut and league record time of 58.76 in the 100 breast at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Dec. 6-8 ... also was named league swimmer of the week at Iowa after also breaking the league record with an A-cut time of 2:06.78 in the 200 breast and breaking the league record in the 200 IM with a B-cut time of 1:57.14 ... broke the Klotsche record in the 200 IM in win over IUPUI Jan. 17 ... won the 100 breast and came in third in the 100 free only time competing in the event on the season one day later at Chicago ... broke the Klotsche record in the 200 IM next time out, also winning the 100 breast and helping break the Klotsche record in the 400 medley relay on a Senior Day win over Green Bay Jan. 1 ... was named league swimmer of the week the final week of the season after breaking the Klotsche pool record in the 100 breaststroke and winning the 200 freestyle only time swimming the event all season against Big Ten foe Wisconsin ... overall in her main three events, broke Klotsche pool records five times, UWM records eight times, Horizon League records eight times ... tallied 14 NCAA B-cut times and an astounding nine NCAA A-cut times during her final season as a Panther ... named team MVP.

2013 World University Games: Won a Bronze Medal as part of the 100 medley relay ... was the top American in the 50 breaststroke and just missed the podium, taking seventh overall ... came in ninth in the 100 breaststroke after posting the fifth-fastest time in prelims of the event at 1:08.88.

2012-13 (Junior): Continued to rewrite the record books as a junior, earning All-American Honorable-Mention status at the NCAA Championships with a 10th place finish in the 100 breaststroke and 12th place in the 200 breast ... also finished 36th in the 200 IM at the national meet ... posted season-best times with all three swims, including a new UWM and Horizon League record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:59.26 ... scored 12 points at NCAA Championships, becoming the first female from the Horizon League to score a point and tallying the most points by a Horizon League swimmer or team at the top collegiate meet ... won the 100 and 200 breast and 200 IM at the Horizon League Championships for the third-straight year ... also helped the 400 freestyle relay to a league title with a new school-record time, the 800 free relay to a new school-record with a second-place showing and both the 200 free and 200 medley relays to second-place finishes at the league meet ... named Horizon League Swimmer of the Year for the third-straight season ... was named league swimmer of the week after winning 200 IM and 100 and 200 breast in season opener against Wisconsin Oct. 12 ... broke the Klotsche Natatorium records in 100 and 200 breast in a win over UIC Nov. 3 ... also helped the 200 medley relay reset the Klotsche record at same meet ... named league swimmer of the week Dec. 5 after winning the 100 breast with an A-cut time, the 200 breast with a B-cut time and taking second in the 200 IM with a B-cut time at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational ... broke her own school and league record in the 200 IM at that meet ... also swam the 100 freestyle once, winning the event against Wright State Oct. 26 ... also swam the 200 free twice, finishing second both times ... in all, tallied 24 first-place finishes and placed outside the top-two only five times on the season ... recorded an unprecedented four NCAA A-cut times and 13 B-cut times on the year and broke one individual school and league record twice and two individual pool records once on the year.

2012 U.S. Open: Won the 100 breaststroke at the U.S. Open and earned a spot on Team USA's roster for the 2013 World University Games, which will take place in Kazan, Russia in July 2013 ... time of 1:07.43 in the 100 breast finals was nearly a second faster than the rest of the field, including an NCAA Champion ... also came in third in the 200 breaststroke at the premier event.

2012 U.S. Olympic Trials: Finished an outstanding sixth in the 100 breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, just missing a berth to the London Olympics ... time of 1:07.41 equalled a career best ... also came in 24th overall in the 200 breaststroke at 2:31.40.

2011-12 (Sophomore): Continued record-setting career both on the collegiate and national level ... earned return trips to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM ... just missed All-American Honorable-Mention honors in the 100 breaststroke ... repeated as the Horizon League Women's Athlete of the Year and the Women's Performer of the Meet after earning individual championships in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the Horizon League Championships en route to Milwaukee's first team title since 2001 ... posted the Horizon League's first ever NCAA `A'-cut times, doing so in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the league meet ... also posted an NCAA `B'-cut time in the 200 IM during Milwaukee's championship run ... was a key part of both the 200 and 400 medley relays, helping post league records in both at the Horizon League Championships ... named First-Team CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America for the second-straight year ... took first in the 100 breast all but once on the season ... recorded 25 individual victories on the season ... broke the Klotsche pool record in the 200 breast in a win over Grand Valley State Oct. 15 ... earned Horizon League Swimmer of the Week honors after winning the 100 and 200 breast and 200 IM at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational, posting NCAA `B'-cut times in all three, Dec. 4 ... won the 400 IM in a win over Carthage Jan. 14 ... also swam the 200 free once on the season, taking fourth.

2010-11 (Freshman): Set the bar high as a freshman, becoming UWM's first ever, and also the first female from the Horizon League, to earn a spot at the NCAA Championships ... swam in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at the NCAA meet March 19 ... named the Horizon League Women's Athlete of the Year, the Women's Performer of the Meet and the Horizon League Women's Newcomer of the Year after an amazing performance the Horizon League Championships, winning league titles in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM, setting new league records in each event ... first female league athlete to sweep all three honors ... also a member of UWM's league champion 400 medley and second-team all-league 200 medley relay teams; both squads broke school records, with the 400 medley team also breaking the league record ... named 2011 First-Team CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America ... won 17 individual races on the year, placing second in five others ... named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week on a pair of occasions, including against Wisconsin in the season-opener Oct. 8 ... also earned the honor Dec. 6 ... overall, broke three Horizon League record five times, three school records five different times, three freshmen marks five times and two Klotsche Natatorium records four times ... won both breaststroke events and placed third in the 200 IM at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 12-13 ... swept the breaststroke events against Carthage Jan. 16, breaking the pool record in both ... claimed wins in the 200 breast and 200 IM at the University of Chicago Jan. 22 ... lowered the Klotsche Natatorium record in the 100 breast for the third time on the season against Western Illinois Jan. 29 ... recorded NCAA `B' cuts five times on the year ... earned team awards for MVP and Rookie of the Year.

High School: Capped her career with a state championship in the 100 breaststroke as a senior ... placed third in the 200 IM at the state meet with a school-record time ... team swimmer of the year ... named All-American in the 100 breaststroke ... was all-state her final two years in addition to honorable mention status as a sophomore ... a Junior National finalist, she also achieved Senior National times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... also played softball and basketball ... honor roll member.

Personal: Daughter of Thomas and June McClellan ... chose UWM because she liked the team, campus and location ... most memorable sports experience was winning a state title in high school ... does volunteer work in the community ... lists 4-H as a hobby ... born June 21, 1992.

McClellan's Season-by-Season Best Times

Year
100 BR
200 BR
200 IM
2010-11
1:00.61
2:12.06
2:01.27
2011-12
59.25
2:08.94
1:59.84
2012-13
59.33
2:09.10
1:59.26
2013-14
57.76
2:06.78
1:57.14
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