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Emma Silber ’19, who was inducted into the national honor society for business, management, and administration last spring, was awarded $1,000 to support her future academic studies.
With a concentration in finance and accounting, and a minor in marketing, Silber expects to complete her degree requirements in December. She intends to pursue one of the fast-track MBA programs offered to Washington College graduates by William & Mary or Loyola University—but not before finishing her collegiate swimming career
“I started swimming at age 9, swimming on club teams and throughout high school and college,” Silber says. “I was never the fastest, but that didn’t stop me. I love the camaraderie, and the idea that I’m contributing points to the team. I just have to finish the season!”
Matt Harris, her coach, is thrilled to have her.
“Emma is a dynamic influence in the pool as a leader,” he says. “She cheers on teammates and leads by example. Since she began swimming, she has dropped considerable time in all of her events. Emma is vocal in the pool and on deck and has immersed herself in campus life as a swim lesson instructor and lifeguard, as well. She manages a very difficult course load and has never missed a single practice. Everything about her is the picture-perfect definition of a successful student athlete.”