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

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

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 member of the Saint Michael's women's cross country team as a freshman and sophomore ... member of the College's Business Society.