|Hometown:||Cockle Bay, Manukau, New Zealand|
Academic Notes: Majoring in health sciences - community health...Two time WAC All-Academic selection...Two time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete award recipient.
Career Notes: Two time CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American...School record holder in the 200 Freestyle (1:48.26)...Part of school record 800 Freestyle relay (7:18.32) and 400 Medley Relay (3:41.74)...Has recorded top-five times in program history in 500 Free, 1650 Free, and 200 Fly.
2011-12 (Sophomore): CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American...Earned four All-WAC first team honors and one second team honor at WAC Championship...Swam the lead leg on the 800 free relay team that won one the first WAC relay title in program history in an NCAA B time of 7:18.76...Placed third in the 200 Free with a school record and NCAA B time of 1:48.26...Placed second in the 500 Free with a career best and NCAA B time of 4:47.31, the second fastest time in program history, and placed second in the 1650 free with a career best time of 16:36.50, the third fastest time in program history...Swam the fourth leg of the 400 Medley Relay team that finished second with a program record and NCAA B time of 3:41.74 and swam the lead leg in the 400 Free Relay...Named Verizon WAC Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 19...Won eight individual titles and one relay title during regular season...Also totaled seven second place individual finishes and six second place finishes in relays.
2010-11 (Freshman): CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American...Earned All-WAC first team honors in the 1650 freestyle and All-WAC second team honors in the 500 freestyle and 200 butterfly at the WAC Championships...Finished sixth in the 200 fly with a school record prelim time of 2:01.99...Finished second in the 1650 free with an NCAA "B" standard and team season-best time of 16:39.56...Finished sixth in the 500 free with a team season-best prelim time of 4:54.21...Part of 800 free relay team that finished third with a NCAA "B" standard time of 7:18.32, part of 400 medley relay team that finished fourth with a time of 3:43.82...Also competed in the 100 fly at the WAC Championships, recording the second-best season time on the team with 57.36...Also posted best season times on team for the 1000 free (10:21.97 vs UNLV/UCSB), 800 free (9:19.45 vs Boise State) and 400 free (4:30.23 vs Boise State)...Won seven individual events during dual season and had three second place finishes and four third place finishes...One second place finish and one third place finish in team events during dual season.
High School: Graduate of Howick College High School … Sportswoman of the Year at Howick in 2008 and 2009 … High School Sports Committee Chairperson and Sports Captain in 2009 … Placed first in 200 butterfly at 2009 Nationals, second in 400 freestyle and 400 IM, and third in the 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 800 freestyle … First women 15 years and under in 100, 200 butterfly at Nationals in 2008 … New Zealand national record in 16 and under 200 butterfly (2.16.80) at 2009 Nationals … Selected for New Zealand team for Trans-Tasman Tri Series Tour in Australia in 2008 and 2009 … Finished first in New Zealand Ocean Swim Series for 15-19 year women and third overall woman in March 2009 … First in 50 butterfly and 400 freestyle at Auckland High Schools Champs of Champs competition for girls 17 and 18 … First in 800 freestyle, third in 200 butterfly and fourth in 100 butterfly at New Zealand Nationals Short course for 17 and overs … First at Auckland High School Aquathon Championships Senior mixed teams event.
Personal: Emma May Lowther was born March 12, 1992 in Auckland, New Zealand … Duaghter of Sheryl and John Lowther…One sister, Jessica, and one brother, Nick…Sister and brother are both world champions in underwater hockey…Enjoys photography.