April 30, 2014
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Emma Lockyer, from Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada has signed a National Letter of Intent to study and compete at Marshall University. Lockyer attends Hammarskjold High School and is a member of the Thunder Bay Thunderbolts, coached by Stewart McLean. She recently competed in the Pac Pacific Commonwealth Trails in Victoria, British Columbia.
"We are thrilled to add another top Canadian swimmer to our team,” Head Coach Bill Tramel said Wednesday. "Emma will arrive at Marshall with times that are faster than our current school record in all three of her primary events."
Lockyer's best times, converted from short course meters to short course yards, are 2:04.79 in the 200 IM, 4:23.22 in the 400 IM, and 2:19.43 in the 200 Breast.
"I am very excited to be joining Marshall", said Lockyer. "I believe Marshall and Coach Tramel will provide many opportunities to reach my goals, both academically and athletically."
"The thing that impressed me about Emma is her focus on making a Canadian National Team,” said Tramel. “In our sport, representing your country on the world stage is the ultimate achievement. We have work to do, but I believe Emma has the ability, and more importantly, the commitment it takes to be a successful swimmer. Along the way, she will be a presence in our vision to build a champion team here at Marshall University."
Lockyer is the eleventh member of the Marshall swimming and diving class of 2014.