Francis Marion University junior runner Emma Driggers has been selected to the prestigious 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Team for District III.
Selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), the All-District Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom. The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program separately recognizes outstanding student-athletes in four divisions: NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.
Driggers now advances to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® ballot, with the Academic All-America® honorees to be announced in June.
A native of Mauldin, S.C., Driggers owns a perfect 4.0 grade point average as a history and French double major. She spent the 2019 spring semester studying overseas as part of an FMU cooperative program.
On the cross country course last fall, she was the third Patriot finisher in all seven meets. She posted a season-best 5,000-meter time of 21:41 at the Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet. She was named to the PBC Cross Country All-Academic Team for 2019, the second year in a row for that honor.
She is part of the FMU Honors Program; is a McNair Scholar, a CHE Fellow, and a Patriot Mentor; and served as a student marshal for 2017-18. At the 2019 Academic Awards Day ceremony, she received the Phi Kappa Phi Award, and at the recent athletic gala, she received the Swamp Fox Academic Frankie Award.
She is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, and Chi Alpha Sigma national college athlete honor society.
Driggers has been named to the Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll on five occasions and to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll for both 2017 and 2018. She is a member of Baptist Collegiate Ministries and a past Writing Center tutor at FMU.
Prior to her going overseas this past semester, she did compete on the track and field squad for two seasons. She was named the cross country team MVP in 2016 after winning one race and posting four Top-20 showings as a freshman.
Driggers was a Wendy's High School Heisman state finalist in 2015 at Mauldin High School.
The Google Cloud Academic All-District® teams are divided into eight geographic districts across the United States and Canada.
The Division II and III Google Cloud Academic All-America® programs are partially financially supported by the NCAA Division II and III national governance structures to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Divisions II and III Academic All-America® programs.
NCAA DIVISION II – DISTRICT 3 (Conference Carolinas, Peach Belt, South Atlantic) FIRST TEAM
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Emma Driggers Francis Marion University Jr. 4.00 History / French
Savannah Drummonds Lenoir-Rhyne University Sr. 3.98 Mathematics
Nia Elmore Clayton State University Jr. 3.87 Nursing
Leah Hanle University of Mount Olive Jr. 3.75 Psychology
Candise Lockett University of Mount Olive So. 3.93 Graphic Design
Nicole McMillen Tusculum University Sr. 3.92 Business Management
Taylor Moncrief University of Mount Olive Jr. 3.85 Psychology
Ruva Mzinde Wingate University Sr. 3.70 Sport Management
Lucie Noall Queens University of Charlotte Sr. 3.95 Biology
Delaney Taylor Mars Hill University So. 4.00 Health & Human Performance
Rebekah White Carson-Newman University Sr. 4.00 Exercise Science
Sarah Wilder Georgia College Sr. 4.00 Chemistry