Sophomore Emma Reaney earned her fifth BIG EAST award of her career, and second of the season, on Tuesday.

Reaney Honored By BIG EAST After Record Weekend

Dec. 4, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Following a record performance at the Ohio State Invitational this past weekend, the University of Notre Dame women’s swimmer Emma Reaney has been named BIG EAST Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete of the Week for the fifth time in her career, the league office announced on Tuesday.

Reaney, who is a seven-time all-BIG EAST honoree and a three-time honorable mention All-American, turned in a historic weekend in Columbus, Ohio, as the sophomore played a role in five school records, notched four NCAA A cuts and one NCAA B cut and won three individual events in helping the Irish to a fifth place finish in an elite field that featured nine ranked squads.

The Lawrence, Kan., won the 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 breast, setting NCAA A cuts and school records in all three. She also set an NCAA A cut as part of the school-record 400 medley relay team and an NCAA B cut and school record in the 400 IM.

Reaney broke former Irish great Samantha Maxwell’s 100 and 200 breast records, former Notre Dame All-American Katie Carroll’s 400 IM record and her own 200 IM record that was set just a year ago. The 400 medley relay team broke a record that was previously set in 2011.

The sophomore is off to an outstanding 2012-13 campaign as she is seventh in the country in the 100 breast (59.38), fourth in the 200 breast (2:07.60), fourth in the 200 IM (1:55.05) and 11th in the 400 IM (4:08.63).

2012-13 BIG EAST Weekly Honors
Kim Holden – Nov. 6
Emma Reaney – Nov. 13, Dec. 4