Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
2012-13: Did not compete during the 2012-13 season.
2011-12: Ended the year with a 20th-place finish in the 200 backstroke at the 2012 ACC Championships, where she touched the wall at 1:59.53 for her best time of the season ... Established a new personal-best of 2:07.40 in the preliminaries of the 200 IM at the conference meet ... Advanced to the finals in all four of her events at the Nike Cup Invitational while also competing on the Blue Devils' 200 medley and 800 freestyle relay teams ... Took third in the 200 backstroke against Maryland (2:02.40).
2010-11: Opened the season with a fourth-place showing in the 100 backstroke against UNC Wilmington (58.88) ... Notched a 1:54.72 split as a member of the 800 freestyle relay at the Nike Cup ... Took second in the 200 backstroke against North Carolina with a 2:03.44 clocking ... Ended the year at the ACC Championships, where she posted a personal-best 56.03 in the prelims of the 100 backstroke ... Placed 22nd in the event finals at 56.14 ... Also competed in the 200 backstroke at the conference meet, finishing 19th in a season-best time of 1:59.63.
2009-10: Placed sixth in the 100 backstroke against UNC Wilmington ... Broke the school record for the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:59.47, which was good for a 12th-place finish at the ACC Championships ... Also placed sixth overall in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:41.30 and individual best time of 26.29 at the conference meet.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at St. Pius X Catholic High School ... Competed at the 2008 Olympic Trials in Omaha where she finished 60th in the 200 backstroke ... Ten-year tenure with the Dynamo Swim Club of Atlanta, Ga. ... Four-time All-America in swimming ... Named to Georgia's all-state team for three seasons ... School record holder in the 100 backstroke, 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay ... Finished third in the state as a sophomore in the 500 freestyle and 100 backstroke ... State champion in the 100 backstroke as a junior while also placing third in the 200 freestyle ... Recorded a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke and a third place in the 200 freestyle her senior year ... Led her school to second place at the state meet, the school's highest finish in its 50-year history ... USA Swimming Academic All-American ... Magna Cum Laude on the National Latin Exam.
Personal: Born Emily Michelle Kintz on Aug. 8, 1990 in Decatur, Ga. ... Daughter of Douglas and Laura Kintz ... Relatives who graduated from Duke include her grandfather, George Jerome Kintz ('53), grandmother, Lila Sue Tyson Kintz ('56), great uncle, Bruce Carroll Tyson Jr. ('58), and cousin, Erica Nicole Kintz ('04) ... Majoring in classical studies ... Her favorite athlete is Olympian Dara Torres.
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