At a glance: Specializes in backstroke and individual medley events for the Buckeyes ... named a team co-captain as a sophomore and junior ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley ... has competed in three Big Ten championship meets ... currently holds the Ohio State varsity record in the 200 backstroke (1:54.26), set in 2011 ... swam at the ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships in Irving, Calif. during the summer before the 2011 season ... recognized for her positive contributions to the team with the best attitude award at the season-ending award banquet (2011).
As a junior (2012): Took the runner-up spot in the 200 backstroke at the Big Ten championships (1:54.40) ... also took sixth in the 400 individual medley at Big Tens ... picked up second team All-Big Ten honors ... qualified for the 200 backstroke at the NCAA championships ... competed in the consolation final in the 200 backstroke and swam to a 13th-place finish ... recorded the team's season best times in three individual events: 200 backstroke (1:54.40); 200 individual medley (1:59.38); 400 individual medley (4:14.06) ... academically, earned Academic All-Big Ten as well as Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a sophomore (2011): Qualified for the NCAA championships during the last chance meet (Feb. 27) with a school record swim of 1:54.26 in the 200 back, which was the 15th fastest in the country at the time ... swam in the 100 backstroke and 400 IM at NCAAs ... scored in three events at 2011 Big Ten championships - both backstrokes and the 400 IM ... was fifth in the 200 back and eighth in the IM at Big Tens ... picked up two individual wins for the Buckeyes in the dual-meet season: 200 back vs. Ohio; 200 IM vs. Michigan State ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
As a freshman (2010): Scored for the Buckeyes at the 2010 Big Ten championships with a 13th-place finish in the 200 backstroke ... picked up a win in her first dual meet in the 200 backstroke vs. Kenyon, one of three dual meet wins for her on the season ... earned Ohio State scholar-athlete recognition.
Background: Emily attended Haddonfield Memorial High School ... team captain 2008-2009, state champion in 100 backstroke and broke the state record in 2008 ... all-state, All-American and team state champion ... New Jersey State Swimmer of the Year and South Jersey Swimmer of the Year ... daughter of Howard and Maureen Creran ... has two sisters, Kiersten and Katie, and a brother, Tim ... plans to attend physical therapy school after graduation.