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    Emmett Dignan
    • Event
    • Class
    • Hometown
    • Sprint Freestyle/Breaststroke
    • Senior
    • Mystic, Conn.

    Updated: July 3, 2014

    General: A member of the 200 freestyle relay team that holds the school record ... A member of the 400 medley relay team that was named 2013 ACC Champions and set the school, ACC conference and ACC meet records ... 2012 ACC 200 Medley Relay Champion.

    2013-2014: One of 10 swimmers and three divers to compete at NCAAs … Swam the third leg of the 200 yard freestyle relay, to help earn a 24th place finish … At ACCs, earned the Hokies 16 individual points and 110 relay points by finishing 17th in the 200 breaststroke, 19th in the 100 breaststroke, 24th in the 50 freestyle, helping take the bronze medal in the 200 medley relay and helping take silver in the 200 freestyle relay … At UNC Wilmington, helped win the 200 medley relay and finished fifth in the 50 freestyle … At No. 18 Virginia, helped earn a fifth place finish in the 400 freestyle relay, helped win the 200 medley relay, took fifth in the 100 breaststroke, helped take second in the 200 freestyle relay, finished sixth in the 50 freestyle and helped win the 400 medley relay … At Tennessee, helped finish second in the 200 medley relay, finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke, sixth in the 200 breaststroke and helped earn a second-place finish in the 400 freestyle relay … At the H20kie Fall Invitational, placed third in the 200 breaststroke, third in the 100 breaststroke, helped win the 200 freestyle relay and helped win the 400 medley relay … At Pittsburgh, helped finish third in the 200 medley relay, finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke, placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke and helped take fourth place in the 400 freestyle relay … Finished fourth in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 freestyle at Cincinnati … At Ohio State, helped finish second in the 200 medley relay, finished third in the 100 breaststroke, sixth in the 200 breaststroke and helped earn second in the 400 freestyle relay … At NC State, finished second in the 100 breaststroke, third in the 200 breaststroke and helped finish second in the 400 freestyle relay … At the VT Swimming Challenge, helped win the 400 medley relay, won the 50 breaststroke, helped win the 200 freestyle relay, finished third in the 200 breaststroke and helped the 400 freestyle relay place fourth.

    2012-13: Competed in his first NCAA Championships and brought home Honorable Mention All-America honors in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay ... Tallied 20 individual points and 72 relay points for the H2Okies at the ACC Championships ... Placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke and ninth in the 200 breaststroke at ACCs ... Took seventh in the 100 breaststroke, 10th in the 200 breaststroke and swam the third leg of the 400 freestyle relay team that won at No. 11 Virginia ... Placed second in the 50 freestyle and third in the 200 breaststroke in the win against William & Mary ... Took second in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 100 freestyle at NC State ... Placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 breaststroke against Tennessee ... Swam the second leg of the 200 medley relay to help post the first B standard time of the season, 1:28.00 at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Individually, posted a second and third-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, respectively, at the invite ... Placed third in the 100 breaststroke and fifth in the 200 breaststroke at Georgia Tech ... Placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke and swam the third leg of the 400 freestyle relay that placed first at Duke ... Took second in the 100 breaststroke against No. 9 North Carolina to start the season.

    2011-12: Finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke, ninth in the 200 breaststroke and 14th in the 50 freestyle to add 25 points for Tech at the ACC Championships ... Also helped gather 84 points in relay events, including a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay ... Took home the 100 breaststroke title, while coming in fourth in the 200 breaststroke against Georgia Tech ... Recorded second-place finishes in the 50 freestyle and 200 breaststroke at William & Mary ... Posted a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke, a sixth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke and a seventh-place finish in the 200 freestyle against Virginia ... Tallied 57 overall points for the H2Okies, while setting a new career-best 20.85 with a 10th-place finish in the 50 freestyle at the Yellow Jacket Invitational ... Placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke and sixth in the 200 breaststroke at Ohio State ... Posted a fourth-place finish in the 200 breaststroke in the quad meet against Florida State, Duke and UNC Wilmington ... Touched the wall third in the 100 breaststroke against North Carolina ... Placed third in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:07.59 in the season opener against NC State.

    2010-11: Had a breakout inaugural season for the H2Okies, winning the 200 breast in his first career meet against Charleston … Scored 10 points at ACCs with a pair of 12th-place finishes in the two breast events … Scored 18 points at the Volunteer Invitational, finishing fourth in the 200 breast and 14th in the 100 breast … Swam a “B” cut time in the 100 breast at ACCs (55.34).

    High School: Swam at Robert E. Fitch High School and for the Rams Swimming Club … New England Outstanding Swimmer of the Year Finalist … ECC state champion in multiple events … Junior National Finalist … Ranked in the top five in New England in five events … High School All-American … All-ECC 2007, 2010 … Super Junior Lacrosse Team member 2009 … All-state swimming and lacrosse 2010.

    Personal: Emmett Mitchell Dignan was born on Dec. 20, 1991 in Mystic, Conn. … Son of Denise Mitchell-Dignan and Michael Dignan … Has an older sister, Audrey … Majoring in mechanical engineering.

    Dignan's Career Best
    50 Freestyle: 20.18 100 Freestyle: 46.60*
    100 Breaststroke: 53.99 200 Breaststroke: 1:58.16
    200 IM: 1:57.50 200 Freestyle: 1:45.75

    * Denotes leadoff split

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