The sailing team will compete at two national championships next weekend.
As a Junior: Emma competed in 19 events her Junior year as a crew, including 3 national championships. Some of her top finishes include a 3rd place finish at ACC's, a 2nd place finish at MAISA Spring Women's, and a 3rd place finish at the Sperry Topsider Women's National Championship.
As a Sophomore: Emma competed in 9 events during her second year at Navy, taking off the Spring Season, as she competed for a semester before her Plebe year at Virginia Tech. She crewed much of her sophomore year, and some of her top finishes include a 3rd place finish at MAISA Women's Fall Dinghy and a 3rd place finish at the Central Fall Number 2.
As a Freshman: Emma competed in ten events during her first year at Navy. She proved herself as one of the most versatile sailors on the team as she competed as a skipper in coed, women's, and single-handed sailing, as well as transferring to a crew in women's sailing with skipper Marissa Lihan. She competed as a crew at ICSA Women's Nationals in Austin, Texas. Her memorable finishes include a second at MAISA Women's, a second at University of South Florida Women's, and a fifth at the Central Fall #2 as a skipper.
Prior to Navy: Graduated from Thomas Jefferson HS in 2010. A four-year member of the lacrosse team; captain and all-district selection senior year. Attended Virginia Tech for a year before coming to the Academy. Learned to sail in Opti's and 420's out of Boothbay Harbor YC in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Daughter of Ned and Kathy Ferris and has one older brother who sailed for UNH. Naval Architecture major. Enjoys running and singing in the glee club.