SWIMMER CRAIG EMSLIE NAMED
THE NJCAA MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
The NJCAA has recognized Indian River State College swimmer Craig Emslie as the 2015-16 David Rowlands Male Student-Athlete of the Year.
Contributing to the Pioneers’ collegiate-record 42nd consecutive national title, Emslie topped the podium in eight events at the 2016 NJCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The sophomore’s performance was highlighted by a sweep of the breaststroke events where he set three new national records.
A back-to-back national champion, Emslie led the Pioneers to the NJCAA crown as a freshman last year. At the 2015 national meet, he claimed individual titles in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. Emslie also played a role in four Indian River State relay victories, including record-setting times in the 800 free and 400 medley relays.
Emslie leaves IRSC with two national championships and 14 individual titles.
Emslie will complete his collegiate swimming career in the Atlantic Coast Conference with the North Carolina Tar Heels next season.