Emerson, Becker named All-Americans
Former Wildcats Eric Emerson and Sierra Becker both earned All-American honors at the 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships at the Conroe Natatorium in Shenandoah, Tex. during the weekend of March 23-24.
Emerson, a senior at UW-Stevens Point, was a member of the Pointers' 200 freestyle relay team along with Ryan Farmer, Joseph Gendron and Joey Clapp that earned first team All-American honors with a seventh place time of 1 minute, 21.67 seconds.
Emerson was also a member of the Pointers' 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams that earned first team honors at the 2012 National Championships in Indianapolis.
Becker, a freshman at UW-Whitewater, finished 16th in the one meter diving event to earn second team All-American honors. Becker qualified for the consolation finals by finishing 16th in the preliminaries with a total of 392.70 points. She accumulated 360.65 points in the consolation finals.
Becker is just the second diver, female or male, in Whitewater school history to earn All-America recognition. Jan Hebert was the first, earning the distinction on the one and three meter boards in 1983 (second, seventh) and 1984 (seventh, fourth).