Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will have 16 swimmers in action this weekend
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will host Senior Day on Saturday, Jan. 28
2016-17 (Freshman): Provided depth for the Jackets and showed her versatility by competing in the 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 free events, as well as in a handful of breaststroke and fly events on the season ... Recorded the fifth-fastest time for Tech on the season in the 1000 free (10:46.10), 1650 free (18:18.96) and 200 breast (2:35.46) ... Also turned in the seventh-best time on the season for the Jackets in the 500 free (5:12.00) ... Posted a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 250 free (2:32.72) and 50 breast (33.38) at the season-opening half-double meet versus Georgia Southern ... Finished sixth overall in the 1650 free (18:18.96) versus Alabama and seventh in the 1000 free (10:46.10) in the dual meet with Georgia ... Also placed eighth overall in both the 1000 free (11:00.57) and 200 breast (2:35.46) in the dual meet against Notre Dame, as well as in the 500 free (5:17.93) versus both Florida State and SCAD ... Swam in the 200 free (2:03.12), 500 free (5:22.60) and 200 fly (2:35.78) events at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years on the swim team at Cardinal Gibbons High School for coach Jonah Turner ... Was a team captain her senior season ... Ranked as high as 29th overall in the state of North Carolina ... Tabbed an all-American in 2014-15 ... Named to the Big Eight 3A Athletic All-Conference Team in four events in 2014-15 ... Was also named to the Piedmont Athletic All-Conference Team as a senior in 2015-16 ... A three-time team MVP in 2013, 2014 and 2016 ... Awarded the Cardinal Gibbons Swim Team Gold Medal Club Award in 2014 and 2016 ... Was the recipient of the Unsung Hero Award her junior season ... Also received the Coaches' Award her sophomore year ... Reset the Cardinal Gibbons swim team record for the 500 free in 2012-13 and again in 2013-14, and holds that record to date ... Guided her team to three-straight 3A Big Eight Conference Championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015 ... Helped lead her team to the 4A Pac-6 Conference Championship in 2016 ... Led her team to three-straight NCHSAA 3A Eastern Regional Championships (2013, 2014 and 2015) and one NCHSAA 4A Central Regional Championship (2016) ... A member of the Marketing Club, French Club, Alchemist Club and the Franciscan Youth International club ... Also served on the Spiritual Life Leadership Council ... Named an AP Scholar Award winner ... Was a member of the A/B honor roll all four years and was also a member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Emily Sarah Dykstra ... Born Oct. 16, 1998 in Raleigh, N.C. ... Daughter of Michael Dykstra and Shelley Ching ... Enjoys sailing, scuba diving and playing the piano ... Started swimming at the age of four ... Participated as a classroom representative in the annual Christmas Toy Drive at Cardinal Gibbons High School ... Chose Tech because of the outstanding education and research opportunities, location, the support for athletics and the swim team ... Plans to major in chemical and biomolecular engineering.
|Dykstra's Career Top Scores (10/7/17)|
|200 free||1:59.57||2016 GT Invitational|
|500 free||5:12.00||vs. Notre Dame (10/21-22/16)|
|1000 free||10:46.10||vs. Georgia (11/2/16)|
|1650 free||18:18.96||vs. Alabama (1/20/17)|
|200 breast||2:35.46||vs. Notre Dame (10/21-22/16)|