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Patriots’ Driggers a Div. II Academic All-American

on Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Posted in News, Education, Local News, Sports

Patriots’ Driggers a Div. II  Academic All-American
Francis Marion’s Emma Driggers recently became the university’s fourth female cross-country/track and field athlete to earn Academic All-American honors.

Francis Marion University junior runner Emma Driggers has been selected to the prestigious 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Team for NCAA Division II. The Mauldin native was named to the 14-member second team.

Members of the team must hold a composite 3.90 grade point average. Driggers holds a perfect 4.0 GPA.

 Driggers spent the 2019 spring semester studying overseas as part of an FMU cooperative program.

On the cross country course last fall, she was the third Patriot finisher in all seven meets. She posted a season-best 5,000-meter time of 21:41 at the Peach Belt Conference Championship Meet. She was named to the PBC Cross Country All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year.

Driggers is part of the FMU Honors Program. She is a McNair Scholar, a CHE Fellow, and a Patriot Mentor. At the 2019 Academic Awards Day ceremony, she received the Phi Kappa Phi Award. At the 2019 athletic gala, she received the Swamp Fox Academic Frankie Award.

Driggers is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies. She has been named to the Swamp Fox Athletic-Academic Honor Roll on five occasions and to the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Honor Roll twice. She is a member of Baptist Collegiate Ministries and a past Writing Center tutor at FMU.

Driggers becomes the fourth Academic All-American for the FMU women’s cross country and track and field programs, joining Amanda Doyle (2009), Emily Reid (1999, 2000), and Elizabeth Pidgeon (1997).

Driggers was a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist in 2015 at Mauldin High School.

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