RUSSART'S PERSONAL BESTS
2010-11: Northwestern's fastest swimmer in the 100 breast during the fall season ... Took a leave of absence from the team during the winter quarter ... Also ranks fourth on NU's top times list in the 200 breast while swimming the breast leg on both of the Wildcats' top medley relays in the fall ... Took fourth in the 100 breast and 200 breast at NU's own six-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21) ... Won the consolation final of the 50 breast and placed 18th overall in the 200 IM following a bonus final swim at the TYR ... Had three dual-meet event victories in the fall, winning the 100 breast against Indiana (10/22) and Purdue (11/5), and the 200 breast in NU's quad dual (11/6) ... Her time of 1:03.42 against the Boilermakers ranks her eighth on NU's all-time top times list in the event ... Had four total top-3 finishes in dual-meet events in the fall, adding an additional second-place effort in the 100 breast against Wisconsin (11/11).
High School: Ranked as the No. 2 overall recruit in the state of Wisconsin and the 71st overall recruit in the nation by Collegeswimming.com ... All-American in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay ... Finished first in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 breast at the National YMCA meet ... Broke the USA Swimming state record for 15-16-year-olds in the 100-meter breaststroke and the YMCA state record in the short course yards 100 breaststroke ... Named 2008 Southern Lakes Conference Athlete of the Year ... Wisconsin Interscholastic Coaches Association All-State in the 100 breast, 200 individual medley, 200 medley relay and 200 free relay ... Team MVP for three years.
Personal: Born Emily Robin Russart ... Daughter of Robin and Jeff Russart.