Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Emma Darlington
Position: Freestyle
Height: 5'10"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
High School: Salpointe Catholic
Experience: 3 Letters

Experienced freestyle relay swimmer...All-American in the 200 free relay in '09, '10 and `11...On the 2008 NCAA Championship team in Columbus, Ohio.

2011-12: Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team...Received All-American honors with a third-place finish in the 200 free relay at the NCAA Championships...Posted B Cuts in the 50 free, the 100 free and the 100 back at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Redshirted the season due to a shoulder injury.

2009-10: Earned her first All-American honor in the 200 freestyle relay with an anchor leg split of 22.31 to guide UA to fifth overall in the event...Helped the Wildcats' NCAA championship 200 medley relay qualify for the championship final, swimming the anchor leg during prelims with a split of 22.14...Individually, Darlington finished 40th overall in the 50 free in 22.90.

2008-09: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas...Helped Arizona's NCAA championship 200 freestyle relay qualify for the championship final by swimming the third leg of the preliminary heat. UA's 200 free relay team went onto set a new American and NCAA record in the finals with a first-place time of 1:26.20...Was set to swim the freestyle leg of the 200 medley relay in prelims for UA before it was disqualified on the backstroke start...Individually, Darlington finished 36th in the 100 freestyle with a 49.22...Was 57th overall in the 50 free at 22.91.

2007-08: A member of Arizona's first-ever NCAA championship team...Helped UA's NCAA champion 200 freestyle relay qualify for the championship final, splitting a 22.28 on the third leg during preliminary qualifying...Swam on the 400 freestyle preliminary relay which later won the NCAA title in the event...Individually, Darlington was 19th overall in the 50 free with a 22.55...Was 32nd overall in the 100 free in 49.35.

Personal: Daughter of Bob Darlington and Sue Delgado...Has two brothers, one played football at the University of Nevada.

Major: Pursuing MA in Secondary Education; BA in History

Career Ambition: High school history teacher

Spends free time: Reading, hiking, camping, watching movies

Why Arizona: The family atmosphere. The team and coaching staff spend so much time together that we become a family. Everyone is behind everyone and would do anything for their teammates.The family atmosphere and the amazing coaching staff make the Arizona swim/dive experience extremely special. The coaches are so energetic and excited about teaching, and the team is always ready to learn and help each other.

Personal Bests:
50 free: 22.49
100 free: 49.21

100 back: 53.70

2012 Olympic Trials:

100m Free Preliminaries: 111th - 57.76

50m Free Preliminaries: 111th - 26.62