Three-time SEC Champion (400 FR, 800 FR, 400 MR)
Junior Season (2006-07)
Set the Auburn record in the 200 free with a time of 1:43.72 at NCAAs... Her time of 1:56.90 in the 200 IM preliminaries at the NCAA Championships ranks fourth all-time at Auburn while her time of 4:15.85 in the 400 IM against Alabama ranks ninth all-time... Won three medals at the Pan Am Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil... Won the silver in the 200m IM (2:13.88) and two golds as part of the winning 400m and 800m free relay teams... The 800m free relay team set a new Pan Am Games record while the 400m free relay team came within four hundredths of a second of a new record... Competed in seven events at the NCAA Championships, earning All-American honors in all seven... Posted three top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships, coming in fourth (48.07) in the 100 free, second (1:43.72) in the 200 free and fourth (1:57.13) in the 200 IM... Swam on four relay teams at NCAAs: swam anchor (21.99) and posted the fastest leg in the fourth-place 200 free relay, swam anchor (48.50) on the fourth-place 400 free relay, swam the third and fastest leg (1:43.39) on the second-place 800 free relay and swam the freestyle (22.08) on the third-place 200 medley relay... Swam on three SEC Champion relay teams: swam second leg (48.52) on the 400 free relay, the third and fastest leg (1:44.63) in the 800 free relay, and the freestyle (48.38) in the 400 medley relay... Finished runner-up in the 100 free (48.99) and 200 IM (1:57.89) at the SEC Championships while also finishing fourth in the 100 free (48.99) and on the third-place 200 free relay... Finished the season second on the team in the 100 free (48.40), 200 free (1:43.72) and 200 IM (1:56.90) while finishing fourth in the 200 fly (1:59.68) and fifth in the 400 IM (4:15.85)... Also swam three of the fastest relay legs: anchor on the 200 free (21.99), second leg on the 400 free (48.52) and third leg of the 800 free (1:43.29)... Named SEC Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 18... Competed at the U.S. Open, finished fourth in the 200m free (2:02.72), fourth in the 100m free, seventh in the 400m IM (4:55.36) and seventh in the 50m free B Final (27.20)... Also swam on the winning 400m medley relay team and on the runner-up 800m free relay team.
Sophomore Season (2005-06)
Named to the 2007 U.S. Pan American Games roster... Ranked 21st in the world (LCM) in the 200 IM... Finaled in the 200m IM at the U.S. Senior National Championships with a personal best time of 2:15.23 ... Awarded the Auburn `Hammer Award' (individual high point scorer at the NCAA Championship)... Competed in six events at the NCAA Championship and finished no lower than fourth in any of them... Accounted for 71 points on the winning NCAA team (including relay's)... Broke a three-year old Auburn record in the 100 free, swimming 48.52 in the NCAA final's to place fourth, a time that ranks second all-time at Auburn... Swam a lifetime best 1:44.66 in the 200 free finals to grab third... Was also the third place finisher in the 200 IM with a finals time of 1:57.50... Anchored the 200 and 400 free relay's that both finished third... Turned in a 22.63 50 free split and a 48.61 split in the 100 free of the relay... Had the fastest 200 free split of 1:45.97 (swam the second leg) on the 800 free relay that finished third... Anchored the winning 400 medley relay at the SEC Championship with an A final field best split of 48.12... Posted three runner-up finishes in the 100 and 200 free's and 200 IM at SEC's... Swam an improved finals time of 48.80 in the 100 free and posted a 1:45.46 in the 200 free final... In the 200 IM, swam a 1:58.98... Anchored the 200 and 400 free relays that both finished second... Split of 48.22 on the 400 free relay was the best of the season and the second fastest of the A final field... Swam the fastest third leg of the season on the 800 free relay, 1:45.75, at the SEC Championship... 800 free relay finished third.
Freshman Season (2004-05)
Earned All-America honors in the 200 IM at NCAAs, finishing fourth (1:57.75)... Came in seventh in the 200 free with a time of 1:47.35 and earned All-America status... Swam anchor for the 400 medley team that finished All-American (fourth, 3:35.30)... Also swam with the All-American 400 and 800 free relay's... In the 100 free, earned honorable mention All-American honors, finishing 11th (49.42)... Was the runner-up in the 200 IM at SECs (1:58.21) and came in third in both the 100 (48.94) and 200 free's (1:45.76) with personal best times... Swam anchor for the 400 free and 400 medley relay's that finished second and third, respectively at SECs.
Graduated from Auburn, Washington in 2003... Swam for Sean Hutchison and King Aquatic Club... Also swam for Scott McLaughlin at Auburn High School... Competed at the 2004 USA Olympic Team Trials in the 100 free (57.05), 200 free (2:04.08), 100 fly (1:02.41) and 200 fly (2:15.92) ... Also qualified in the 200 and 400 IMs but chose not to swim them... Placed second in the 200 free at the 2003 Summer Nationals.
Full name is Emily Nichole Kukors... Parents are Pete and Jaapje Kukors... Born April 13, 1985... Has two sisters, Ariana and Mattie... Both sisters swim for King Aquatic Club... Ariana now swims at the University of Washington... Majoring in broadcast journalism... Has qualified for Olympic Trials in the 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 free and 200 free.