Emily Dicus
Emily  Dicus


Topeka, Kan.

High School:
Topeka West




Virginia Wins Eighth-Consecutive ACC Championship

Cavaliers capture three event wins on final night


Virginia Wins 12 Events on First Day Against Virginia Tech

Corbett breaks school record in women's 3-meter diving


Virginia Concludes Action at Georgia Fall Invitational

Cavaliers break three school records Sunday


Cavaliers Break Five School Records on First Day of Georgia Fall Invitational

Virginia comes close to breaking three NCAA records


Cavaliers Complete First-Day Action Against Penn State and Michigan

Virginia picks up six event wins

NCAA All-American (3)
2013: 200 Free Relay (HM),400 Free Relay (HM)
2012: 800 Free Relay (HM)

ACC Champion

800 Free Relay

UVA Career Bests

50 Free: 23.35
100 Free:
200 Free:
100 Back:
53.23 (7th all-time at UVa)
200 Back: 1:54.82 (10th all-time at UVa)

100 Fly:
53.47 (9th all-time at UVa)

• Won the 100 back (54.52) and 200 back (1:57.61) in season-best times at the Cavalier Invite
• Placed 12th in the 100 back, 13th in the 200 back, 19th in the 100 fly and 30th in the 50 freeat the Ohio State Invite
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• Earned honorable mention All-America honors, anchoring the 200-yard freestyle relay to a 15th-place finish and the 400 free relay to 16th place at NCAAs
• Placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly and eighth in the 100-yard backstroke at ACCs
• Also won the consolation final to finish ninth in the 200 back in a career-best 1:55.57 at ACCs
• Posted career-best 100 back time of 53.57 and 100 fly time of 53.47 during prelims at ACCs
• Earned a career-best 23.35 in the 50 free in a time trial at the conference meet
• Highest dual-meet finish was second in the 100 free against Pitt
• Named to the All-ACC Academic squad
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

• 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle

• Competed in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke at her first NCAA Championships

• Member of Virginia's honorable mention All-America 800 freestyle relay team that finished ninth at NCAAs in 7:03.68
• Placed 55th in the 100 butterfly (55.03) and 58th in the 100 backstroke (55.28) at the national meet

• Swam on Virginia's ACC Championship 800 freestyle relay team that posted the second-fastest time in school history (7:03.56)

• Finished seventh in the 200 freestyle at the ACC Championships (1:48.66) with a lifetime best in the preliminaries (1:48.08)

• Also placed 14th in the 100 backstroke (55.34) and 15th in the 100 freestyle (50.84) out of the consolation finals at ACCs

• Her preliminary time of 54.73 in the 100 backstroke was also her fastest of the season

• Clocked a mark of 54.34 in the 100 butterfly during a time trial at ACCs

• Named to All-ACC Academic Team
• Selected to ACC Honor Roll

High School
• Swam with the Topeka Swim Association under Paul Monroe

• Won the 100 freestyle at the Kansas state championships, becoming the first in history to finish in under 50 seconds 

• Also claimed the 200 freestyle at the state meet as a senior 

• Named Swimmer of the Meet at 2011 Kansas State Championships 

• State record holder in four events: 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke

• Twice named to the all-city team 

• Four-time state champion

• Served as student council vice president for three years 

• Treasurer of the National Honor Society 

• Business manager of the school yearbook 

• Participated in church youth group 

• Volunteered with Topeka Mayor's Council, Topeka Youth Court and Local Heroes Swim Clinic

• Daughter of John and Brenda Dicus 

• Has an older sister, Ellen, and a younger sister, Laura 

• Enjoys working out and spending time with her family and friends