Emilie Despres
Emilie Despres
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
High School: Needham
Major: Business Administration
Event(s): Free/Breast

As a freshman: Put together a solid rookie season for the Bulldogs in 2015-16 ... Swam in eight different events, mainly competing in the 50, 100 and 200 free events ... Competed in the 50 free (25.33), 100 free (54.70) and 100 breast (1:10.48) at the NEC Championships ... All three times were season bests ... Also competed in the 500 free, 200 breast, 100 back and 1000 free.

Before Bryant: A four-year varsity letterwinner at Needham ... Helped the Rockets go 21-3 over her final two years ... Named team MVP as a senior ... Honors student.

Personal: The daughter of Lisa and Mike Despres, Emilie Despres was born on Sept. 2, 1996 ... Has two sisters, Allison and Michelle.