Liberty University Reels in Another Verbal Commit: Texas’ Emily Manly

Photo Courtesy: Emily Manly

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Emily Manly has brought Liberty University’s verbal commitment count this week to three. Kiah Francis and Payton Keiner also gave Liberty the verbal nod.

Manly is from Sunnyvale, Texas and swims for the Rockwall Aquatic Center of Excellence. Her best events are backstroke and IM. Manly’s best times are:

  • 100 Back 57.22
  • 200 Back 2:03.03
  • 200 IM 2:05.74
  • 400 IM 4:27.75

She shared her thoughts on her college choice,

“I am pleased to announce my commitment to swim at Liberty University. I am so impressed with how far their swimming and diving program has come in such a short time. Coach Jake and Coach Jessica are passionate about this team, and their ongoing vision for it. I knew I had to be a part of what is going on there. After visiting Liberty, walking the campus, and spending time with the team, I knew this was home.”

Her highest finish for Sunnyvale High School at the Texas 5A State Championships came at the 2016 meet where Manly finished third in the 100 Back (57.22). Last year she was also fourth in the 200 IM in 2:05.74.

Liberty finished as runner-ups at the 2016 CCSA Championships. In the 400 IM at last year’s meet, Manly would have finished in the A final, along with newcomer Francis. She’ll also have a backstroke training partner in Keiner (54.59/1:58.58). Manly would have snuck into the 200 back A final and been a 100 back B finalist.

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5 Comments

5 comments

  1. avatar

    Great choice and a great school! Go Flames!

  2. avatar
    Janice Davis

    Liberty is an awesome place to go.

  3. Faith Moss

    Megan Conner. Isn’t this your friend?

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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