Emma Fikse
Emma Fikse
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Byron Center, Mich.
High School: Byron Center
Bats/Throws: Distance Free
Events: Free

Is very focused to get herself back into top form, per the staff … One of the top freestylers in the conference evidenced by two straight years with a trio of championship heat finishes.

2017-18: Earned all-conference honors for the first time as part of the Scots’ third-place 400 free relay that capped the NCAC Championships with time of 3:33.80 … Just missed on all-conference honors in the 800 free relay with fourth-place finish at 7:44.67 at NCACs … Swam a leg on Wooster’s sixth-place 200 free (1:38.69) and 400 medley (4:00.01) relays … Individually, logged a trio of championship-heat finishes, headlined by sixth-place time of 1:54.19 in the 200 free … Logged the third-fastest 1650 free time in program history at 17:38.42, and placed fifth at NCACs … Rounded out NCAC swims with a ninth-place time of 5:09.70 in the 500 free … Named NCAC Athlete-of-the-Week on Jan. 22 for notching four individual event wins in dual meets spanning Jan. 14-20 … Member of the NCAC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year.

2016-17: Developed into one of the top freestylers in the conference … Broke Wooster’s school records in the 200 (1:51.89) and 500 (4:59.28) frees at the NCAC Championships, and joined W Association Hall of Famer Elizabeth Roesch as the only two women in program history with a sub-5:00 time in the 500 free … Both school records were Div. III “B” cuts … Turned in a “B” cut with a 1:52.23 in the 200 free at the league championships, missing on an all-conference certificate by less than a second … Hit the deck fifth in the 500 free and sixth in the 100 free (52.65) at NCACs … Set the 200 record as the leadoff leg of Wooster’s fourth-place 800 free relay that turned in a 7:43.01, less than a half second off of the 2004 school record … Helped the 400 medley relay to fourth-place in the conference with time of 4:00.91 … Led off the conference’s fifth-place 200 free relay with a 24.87 split as part of the relay’s 1:39.91 … Capped NCAC meet with third fourth-place relay, this time as part of the 3:34.50 400 free relay, that featured the third-fastest 100 free time in program history via a 52.49 leadoff leg … Was out-touched for first-place 1:55.77 to 1:55.78 in a photo-finish of the 200 free at the Wooster Invitational … NCAC Athlete-of-the-Week on Jan. 16 after six event wins between Mount Union and Ohio Wesleyan dual meets … Member of the NCAC Academic Honor Roll.

2015-16: Splashed onto the scene with runner-up finishes in the 200 free (1:55.31) and the 500 free (5:09.56) at the Wooster Invitational … Narrowly missed out on all-conference laurels at the NCAC Championships in the 200 free relay … Helped that relay place fourth (1:37.75) … Part of the fifth-place 200 medley relay (1:49.52), the 400 free relay (3:35.51), and 800 free relay (7:48.33) at the conference meet … Individually, placed 11th, and second among competitors in the consolation final, of the 500 free (5:09.69) … Added a 13th-place finish in the conference in the 100 free (53.95) and 200 free (1:55.34) … Turned in top-10 times in program history in the 50, 100, 200, and 500 frees.

Prior to Wooster: Earned all-state honors as a senior for Don Kimble … Two-year all-conference honoree … Set three school records at Byron Center High School … Part of the program’s first-ever conference championship.

Personal: Born March 23, 1997 … Daughter of Paul and Karla Fikse, and older sister of teammate Sara … Majoring in neuroscience.