Emma Krasemann ’21 made a big impact on the Colorado College swimming and diving team, earning Rookie of the Year for the program, scoring high at conference championships, and earning a bid to the NCAA Regionals, the qualifier for the NCAA Division III National Championships.
College diving differs from high school diving in significant ways. First, it involves competing on the 3-meter board, in addition to 1-meter. Also, judging is more discerning, the dive lists get more challenging, and the competition intensifies. Emma adjusted very quickly to college diving, soon becoming a lead diver on her college team. One thing didn’t change, however, as the team’s mascot is the tiger!
In addition to Rookie of the Year honors, at her Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference championship she finished runner-up on the 1-meter board and 5th on the 3-meter. When reflecting on her season, Emma said, “Joining a Division III college swimming and diving team was a unique experience. Despite practicing nearly every day and traveling for meets often, Colorado College maintains a strong focus on academics. I think that the school is the right place for student athletes, and I know it’s the right place for me.”
“No surprise…” commented Suffield coach Andy Lowe. “Emma set school records in multiple events, and she showed impressive resolve and athleticism. I’m so pleased to see her advance at the next level.”