Francis Marion University junior runner Emma Driggers has been selected to the prestigious 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Team for NCAA Division II. The Mauldin, S.C., native was named to the 14-member second team.
The 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division II women's track/cross country first team members hold a composite 3.90 grade point average. Twenty-one members of the 45-player first, second and third teams honorees – including Driggers – hold a perfect 4.00 cumulative GPA.
Selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), the All-America Team recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances in the athletic realm and in the classroom.
Driggers owns her perfect 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 the second consecutive year.
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 2019 athletic gala, she received the Swamp Fox Academic Frankie Award.
Driggers is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies. She has been named to the Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll on five occasions and to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll twice. 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 also named the cross country team MVP in 2016.
Driggers becomes the fourth Academic All-American® for the FMU women's cross country and track and field programs, joining Amanda Doyle (2009), Emily Reid (1999, 2000), and Elizabeth Pidgeon (1997).
Driggers was a Wendy's High School Heisman state finalist in 2015 at Mauldin High School.
The Division II Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.
2018-19 Academic All-America ® Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Team for NCAA Division II
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Sarah Berger Grand Valley State University Gr. 3.73/3.73 Physician Assistant Studies
Jena Black Pittsburg State University Sr. 3.97 Political Science
Madeline Campbell Mississippi College Sr. 4.00 Interdisciplinary Studies
Chloe Cook Colorado School of Mines Gr. 3.90/4.00 Materials Science
Katherine Ferrara Merrimack College Jr. 4.00 Mathematics
Karlie Garcia Chico State Gr. 4.00/4.00 Education
Lauren Huebner Saginaw Valley State University Jr. 3.90 Occupational Therapy
Alicja Konieczek Western Colorado University Sr. 3.88 Exercise & Sport Science
Caroline Kurgat University of Alaska Anchorage Sr. 3.47 Medical Laboratory Science / Nursing
Haven Lander Pittsburg State University So. 4.00 English
Nicole McMillen Tusculum University Sr. 3.92 Business Management
Courtney Nelson Pittsburg State University Sr. 3.90 Interior Design
Rachel Ray Missouri Southern State University Sr. 4.00 Kinesiology
Skylyn Webb University of Colorado Colorado Springs Gr. 3.93/3.51 Psychology (UG) Psychology (G)
Megan Wenham Colorado School of Mines Sr. 4.00 Mechanical Engineering
Olivia Woods Western Oregon University Sr. 3.85 Psychology
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Athina Amanor Spring Hill College Jr. 4.00 Pre-Med / Cell & Molecular Biology
Renea Ambersley Lincoln University Sr. 3.51 Wellness
Alicia Belko California University of Pennsylvania Gr. 3.87/4.00 Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Elena Bisotto Missouri Southern State University So. 4.00 Biology
Devanique Brown San Francisco State Sr. 3.96 Broadcasting & Electronic Arts Communications
Addison Cantor Florida Southern College Jr. 4.00 Biochemistry / Molecular Biology
Emma Driggers Francis Marion University Jr. 4.00 History / French
Hannah Flemming Florida Southern College So. 4.00 Philosophy / Political Science
Arianna Fuentes Cal State San Bernardino Sr. 4.00 Social Work
Madison Goen Grand Valley State University Jr. 3.92 Biomedical Sciences
Hanna Groeber Grand Valley State University Sr. 3.84 Biomedical Sciences
Leah Hanle University of Mount Olive Jr. 3.75 Psychology
Stephanie Mattson Bentley University Sr. 3.97 Actuarial Science / Business Studies
Brianna Schmitz Emporia State University Gr. 3.96/4.00 Physical Education
Name School Yr. GPA Major
Chelsea Bone Concordia University - Portland Sr. 3.95 Business
Nicole Bouma Colorado State University - Pueblo So. 4.00 Biology
Diana Cauldwell Lincoln University Sr. 3.64 Wellness
Lauren Fairchild Colorado State University - Pueblo Jr. 3.49 EXHPR: Strength & Conditioning
Carly Gregas East Stroudsburg University Sr. 3.99 Speech Pathology
Carley Hale Southern Arkansas University Jr. 4.00 Art & Design-Media / Marketing
Shayla Huebner Northern Michigan University Sr. 3.92 Sport Science
Julia Lockridge University of Tampa Jr. 4.00 Allied Health
Rachel Meyers Oklahoma Christian University Sr. 3.97 Nursing
Piper Misse Pittsburg State University Jr. 4.00 Nursing
Lucie Noall Queens University of Charlotte Sr. 3.95 Biology
Gina Patterson Grand Valley State University Sr. 3.82 Exercise Science
Hailey Streff Colorado State University - Pueblo So. 3.98 Biology
Eileen Stressling Azusa Pacific University Sr. 3.65 Music: Piano Performance
Rebekah White Carson-Newman University Sr. 4.00 Exercise Science
Sarah Wilder Georgia College Sr. 4.00 Chemistry