NCSA Finalist Emily Cornell Verbally Commits to Gamecocks

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania’s Emily Cornell has made a verbal commitment to swim at the University of South Carolina for the 2016-2017 season. Cornell said “I am so excited to be joining this program!  After meeting the coaches and bonding with the team, I knew this was the place for me.”

Cornell, a senior at Villa Maria Academy and club swimmer at Suburban Seahawks, has represented Villa at Pennsylvania high school state meet for 3 consecutive years. At the 2015 PIAA Girls AA Championships, Cornell finished second in the 100 back and earned three first-place medals as a member of Villa’s three relays. Their 200 medley relay broke the PIAA record, thanks in part to Cornell’s 26.06 leadoff.

During long course season, Cornell was a “B” finalist at NCSA Junior Nationals in the 50m back, 100m back, and 200m back. Her best times are:

50 free 24.13 27.88
100 free 52.98 59.83
200 free 1:53.09 2:10.45
50 back 25.60 29.86
100 back 55.01 1:04.35
200 back 1:58.72 2:18.02
200 IM 2:10.23 2:33.24

Cornell adds her name to those of Ana Menéndez and Jordan MacDonald, who have also verbally committed to the Gamecocks.

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