Emma Barnes
Emma Barnes
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Amherst, Wis.
High School: Amherst
Team: Women

Honors: 2018 Captain ... 2017 Captain ... 2016 USCSCA National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team ... 2015 USCSCA National Collegiate All-Academic Ski Team

As a Junior: Competed in all 12 events ... finished in 3:53.35 in the classic sprint, placing 38th, and 18:42.8 in the 5K freestyle at the Saint Lawrence Carnival on Jan. 20-21 ... clocked 17:41.3 in the 5K classic and 56:22.0 in the mass-start 15K freestyle at the New Hampshire Carnival on Jan. 27-28 ... 4:34.07 in the freestyle sprint and 39:51.3 in the 10K classic at the Vermont Carnival on Feb. 3-4 ... notched a time of 49:48.0 in the 3x5K freestyle relay and 17:41.6 in the 5K classic at the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 10-11 ... completed a 52:15.5 in the mass-start 15K freestyle and 26:26.4 in the classic sprint relay at the Middlebury Carnival on Feb. 17-18 ... finished in 19:53.03 for the 5K classic and 56:43.5 for the mass-start 15K freestyle at the Bates Carnival/EISA Championship on Feb. 24-25.
 
As a Sophomore: Was the fastest Purple Knight in 10 of the team's 11 individual events … finished fourth overall with a 31:39 in the 9.2K time trial with Laval on Nov. 22 … placed 30th overall in the 1.5K classic sprint quarterfinals at Bates Carnival on Jan. 15, becoming first Purple Knight to advance to heats during a sprint event since 2007, and believed to be the first woman in the program's history to advance that far. Her opening time of 4:24.28 left her 29th heading into the quarterfinals ... finished 5K freestyle with a time of 13:36.3 at Bates Carnival on Jan. 16 … crossed the line at 53:35.2 in the mass-start 15K classic to finish 27th overall, and was part of 29th-fastest duo in the team sprint freestyle with a 26:34.4 at the Colby Carnival on Jan. 23-24 … took 32nd overall in the 10K classic with a 30:30.6, and finished the 5K freestyle in 12:50.1 to place 35th at the Vermont Carnival on Feb. 6-7 … finished the 10K freestyle in 32:08.8 and 5K classic pursuit in 17:49 for composite weekend time of 49:57 at the Williams Carnival on Feb. 19-20 … crossed the line at 14:07.8 to finish the 5K freestyle and took 49:31 to complete the mass-start 15K classic at Middlebury Carnival/EISA Championship on Feb. 26-27.

As a Freshman: Competed in all 12 of team's events ... was the top Purple Knight finisher five times ... finished first on the team in the 5K freestyle (16:37.7) and third on the team in the mass-start 15K classic (1:03:15.2) at the Bates Carnival on Jan. 16-17 ... second on the team in the 5K skate (17:01.1) and third on the team in the mass-start 10K classic (38:57.7) at the UVM Carnival on Jan. 23-24 ... placed first among Purple Knights in the 5K classic (20:25.1) and helped log a time of 45:29.9 in the mixed 4x3K freestyle relay at the Saint Michael's Carnival on Jan. 30-31 ... finished first on the team in both the 1.4K freestyle sprint (3:37.6) and the 10K freestyle (36:48.7) at the Dartmouth Carnival on Feb. 6-7 ... led the Purple Knights in the 10K classic (35:47.5) and was second on the team in the 5K freestyle (19:04.2) at the Middlebury Carnival on Feb. 13-14 ... logged times of 19:21.4 in the 5K freestyle and 1:02:55.0 in the mass-start 15K classic at the Saint Lawrence Carnival/EISA Championship on Feb. 27-28.

High School: Competed in four years of cross country and Nordic skiing and one year of varsity soccer at Amherst High School ... three-time all-conference cross country runner ... team MVP as a freshman and sophomore ... all-conference all four years in Nordic skiing ... captain one year ... state runner-up one year ... qualified once for Junior Nationals ... Nordic skiing team won state championship her senior year ... helped cross country qualify for state championship as a junior ... Spanish Club president ... also participated in National Honor Society, Advanced Choir, Quiz Bowl, and Future Business Leaders of America.

Personal: Emma Margaret Barnes ... daughter of Jacob and Kristin Barnes ... majoring in mathematics and economics ... Dean's List student ... also three-year member of the Saint Michael's women's cross country team ... member of the College's Business Society ... part of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Purple Knight Leadership Academy (PKLA).