Courtney McDermott
Courtney McDermott
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Mill Creek, WA
High School: Henry M. Jackson
Position: Free
Major: Biology
Parents: Thomas & Kelly

Career Best Times:

55.52 100 Free 2/5/2011

vs. Clemson Univ.

1:52.17 200 Free 3/21/2012 NCAA Championships
4:53.91 500 Free 3/20/2013 NCAA Championships
10:36.94 1000 Free 1/10/2011 at University of Tampa
16:58.96 1650 Free 3/20/2013 NCAA Championships
1:04.48 100 Fly 11/3/2010 at Georgia Tech
2:13.99 200 Fly 12/2/2010 Miami Invitational
2:14.17 200 IM 1/22/2011 vs. Darton College & SCAD
4:34.02 400 IM 2/16/2011 UAA Championships


2011 All-America Honorable Mention 500 Free 10th
1650 Free 9th
All-UAA 500 Free 2nd
1650 Free 3rd
CSCAA Scholar All-America
2012 All-America 500 Free 6th
1650 Free 7th
2013 All-America 500 Free 7th
1650 Free 7th

Prior to Emory:

Was a two-year letterwinner for the Henry M. Jackson High School swimming team, serving as the team captain during her senior year... Helped her team win the state championship in 2009... Swam career-best times of 1:55.96 in the 200-yard freestyle and 5:01.83 in the 500-yard freestyle... Coached by Drew Whorley in high school... Coached on her club team by Tom Pardee, where she finished sixth at the state championships in the 500 free.


Born February 21, 1992... Won the AP Scholar award in high school... Sister, Amber, swims for the University of Georgia.

Why she chose Emory:

"I chose Emory for its great academics, fast swim team, and the closeness of the team."