Emerald Egwim
Emerald  Egwim

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Eagan, Minn.

High School:
Eagan HS

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
2 Letters


07/28/2016

Gophers Earn NCAA-Best 23 Academic Honors

Minnesota and Stanford each earned 23 USTFCCCA All-Academic individuals to lead NCAA Division I

06/21/2016

Season Recap: A Look Back at 2016

Look back at the Gophers' B1G Championship season and the rest of the team's 2016 campaign

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 283 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

05/28/2016

Eight Gophers Advance to NCAA Championship

Minnesota's eight NCAA qualifiers matches the most in program history

05/15/2016

2016 Big Ten Women's Track Championship Day Two

Photos from day two at the 2016 Big Ten Track & Field Championship. Photos by Jeremy Buss and Becky Miller.

01/23/2016

Women Track host Wisconsin

Minnesota wins Border Battle

07/22/2015

W. Track Big Ten Outdoor Championships May 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May 15-17, 2015. Photos by Walt Middleton.

07/22/2015

W. Track NCAA Outdoor Championship

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the NCAA Outdoor Championship on July 12-13, 2015. Photos taken by Becky Miller

07/21/2015

W. Track Big Ten Indoor Championships February 2015

Photos of Gopher Women's Track & Field at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on February 27, 2015.

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2016 Season - Indoor: Ran 12 races with appearances in the 60m, 200m, 400m, and 4x400m relay • broke the Minnesota indoor program record in the 400m in prelims at the Big Ten Championship (54.11) and again in the final (53.41) where she placed sixth • broke the Minnesota indoor program record in the 4x400m relay at Big Tens, placing fourth in 3:35.33 • ran career-best times in both the 60m dash (7.63) and 200m dash (24.78) to win both events at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual • won the 200m (25.05) at the Minnesota Open • part of first-place 4x400m relay at the Jack Johnson Classic and Minnesota Open.

2016 Season - Outdoor: Named USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • ran 10 races • ran third leg of the program record-breaking 4x400m relay team (3:32.50) that finished fourth to clinch a share of the Big Ten team title and ran a season-best 54.33 to place ninth in the 400m at the Big Ten Championship • NCAA West Prelim qualifier with the 4x400m relay, anchoring the 16th place relay team (3:37.01) • ran a career-best 24.37 as runner-up in the 200m at the UCLA Legends Invitational • had two appearances in the 4x100m relay, including placing third in a season-best 45.61 at the UCLA Legends Invitational to rank 10th in program history.

2015 Season - Indoor: Ran in seven races • finished the season ranked eighth in Minnesota history in the 400m with a time of 55.20 in her first-ever collegiate open 400m, placing seventh at the Husker Invitational • placed 13th in the 400m (55.64) at the Big Ten Championship • ran the third leg of the Gophers' second-fastest 4x400m relay in program history in 3:37.03 for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship • placed third in both the 60m (7.78) and 200m (25.22) at the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual.

2015 Season - Outdoor: Named Second Team All-American, Second Team All-Big Ten, and USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree • ran 20 races, including appearances in the 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay, and 4x400m relay • ended the season ranked fourth in Minnesota history in the 400m (53.70) • ran a career-best 53.70 in the 400m in the first round at the NCAA West Prelim • placed 13th in the 4x400m relay (3:35.90) at the NCAA Championship • advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 4x400m relay after finishing fifth at the NCAA West Prelims in a Minnesota program record of 3:32.68 • placed second in the 4x400m relay (3:33.76) and fourth in the 4x100m relay (45.17) at Big Ten Championships where she was also ninth in the 400m (54.57) • won the 4x400m relay at Musco Twilight, Triton Invitational, and Baylor Invitational • led off the fifth-fastest (45.17) and eighth-fastest (45.47) 4x100m relay teams in program history • won the 4x100m relay at the Jaguar Challenge and Musco Twilight and finished second at both the Triton Invitational and John McDonnell Invite.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Eagan High School • two-time all-state honoree • nine-time Minnesota State Class AA state meet participant in the 100m (2011, 2012, 2013), 200m (2011, 2012, 2013), 4x200m (2014) and 4x400m (2013, 2014) • 14-time South Suburban Conference champion from 2009 to 2014 • holds school records in the 200m and 4x400m relay • placed 10th in the 100m at the state meet as a freshman, sophomore and junior • earned a career-best fourth-place finish in the 200m at the state meet as a junior • Triple "A" award winner for academics, athletics and arts • academic all-state honoree • National Honor Society member.

Personal: Finished second at 2013 National Speech and Debate Association tournament • X-Factor participant • plays the alto saxophone • majoring in management information systems.

Egwim's Indoor Career Bests (2016 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
60m 7.63 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)
200m 24.78 Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual (1/23/16)
400m 53.41 (AT-1st) Big Tens (2/27/16)
Egwim's Outdoor Career Bests (2015 Final)
Event Mark (All-Time Rank) Meet (Date)
200m 24.37 UCLA Legends Invitational (4/2/16)
400m 53.70 (AT-4th) NCAA West Prelim (5/28/15)

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