Emma Driggers
Emma Driggers
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Mauldin, SC
High School: Mauldin HS
Major: History / French

FMU: Returning letterwinner....PBC All-Academic Team 2017....FMU Team MVP 2016....Ran in all six meets in 2016 (team's top finisher in 5 of 6 events)....Won the 2016 Methodist College Invitational Meet (21:23)....Four Top-20 showings....Placed 73rd at 2016 PBC Championships and 133rd at NCAA II Southeast Regional Meet....Really looking forward to the 2016 fall with Emma on board....Looked at as the cornerstones of the program for the next four years.....Was a front runner and team captain in high school.....Led her team to the state championship meet....Outgoing....Vocal leader....Adventurous....Looking forward to the opportunities to grow in all aspects of her life that Francis Marion University will provide her....McNair Scholar....CHE Palmetto Fellow....FMU Student Marshal 2017-18....Phi Alpha Theta history honor society.....Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll 2017....FMU Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll 2016 (fall), 2017 (spring, fall).  

PERSONAL: Born Emma Pauline Driggers in Mauldin, S.C....A graduate of Mauldin High School, where she ran for coach Delmer Howell....Four-year letterwinner....As a senior, placed 27th at the AAAA state championship meet with a time of 20:08, while helping lead the Mavericks to a seventh-place team finish....2015 All-Greenville County selection...2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist....Her team’s most valuable player each of her last three seasons...Named to the 2015 Shrine Bowl Run....Personal-best time for 5,000 meters is 19:57....As a junior, finished 53rd at the AAAA state meet in a time of 20:15.30 and Mauldin finished ninth in the team standings....Track and cross country team captain in 2015....Lettered in track for four years.....In the classroom, was named a 2015 Mauldin High School Junior Marshal after ranking in the Top 12 of her class...Was selected as a 2014 Martin Luther King Award winner for athletics in Greenville County....Nickname is Emma.

PERSONAL FAVORITES: As a child what you wanted to be when you grew up: Librarian, entertainment dancer, FBI agent, or museum curator....Favorite Superhero when growing up:Wonder Woman.....Favorite Athletes: Paul Pogba (French soccer player)....Favorite Sports Teams: The French National Football Team (the FFF) or The National Italian Football Team: French National Soccer Team....Favorite Movie: East of Eden....Favorite TV Shows: Criminal Minds....Favorite Food: Zaxbys....Favorite Vacation Spot: Myrtle Beach....Favorite Sport Other than Your Own: Soccer....Favorite Website: YouTube or Amazon ....Favorite Social Media Site: Instagram ....Instagram Account: emma_driggers98 ....Your Motivation Music: Don't Stop Me Now by Queen....Favorite Thing About FMU: That I can travel, play a collegiate level sport, be in the honors program, participate in community service, and double major all at one school....Favorite Off-Field Activity: Listening to Vinyl....Goals for Upcoming Season: I would like to improve upon my race times for the 5k and aim to be Academic All-American (along with just balancing training and college life a little better than last year)....Hobbies: Reading, watching YouTube videos, and visiting museums....Interesting Notes:): I was FMU's Women's Cross Country MVP as a freshman, and I can speak French fluently.

Best 5K Time

20:30 at 2017 PBC Championship Meet

Best 6K Time

25:56 at 2016 NCAA SE Regional Championships