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Emily Parks
Emily Parks

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Communications Arts HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free/Back

Experience:
1V

07/07/2014

2013-14 Pepperdine Athletics Year in Review

The school year was highlighted by sand volleyball's national championship and baseball's postseason run.

02/15/2014

Waves Place Fifth at PCSC Championship

Jessica Mosbaugh wins 200 breaststroke with record-setting performance.

02/14/2014

Records Continue to Fall at PCSC Championship

Pepperdine enters the final day of the conference championship in fourth place.

02/12/2014

Waves in Second After Day One of PCSC Championship

Sydney Newman places second in 3-meter springboard to earn All-PCSC acclaim.

02/11/2014

PCSC Championships on Horizon for Waves

Pepperdine battles at the conference championship starting on Wednesday.

11/23/2013

Women's Swimming: Arena Classic

Women's Swimming: Arena Classic - Photos by Amanda Rowe

FRESHMAN/2013-14: All-PCSC performer in the 200 backstroke ... Also earned all-conference status as part of the 200 medley, 400 medley and 800 freestyle relay teams ... Ranked fifth on the team with 43 individual points at the conference championship, helping the Waves to a fifth place finish ... Clocked a 2:06.76 in the finals of the 200 backstroke at the PCSC Championship to take seventh place ... Season-best time in the event set at the Arena Classic, with a mark of 2:05.62 ... That time ranks fourth all-time at Pepperdine ... Placed ninth in the 100 backstroke at the PCSC Championship ... Posted a 59.70 in the prelims before lowering the time to 58.85 in the finals ... Personal-record 100 backstroke time set at 57.92 at the Arena Classic ... Part of the 200 medley relay team that placed fifth at conference with a season-best time of 1:49.84 ... Also placed fifth at the PCSC Championship in the 400 medley relay behind a season-best mark of 3:54.69 ... Member of the 800 freestyle relay team that placed fifth at conference behind a season-best mark of 7:53.39 ... Clocked a personal-record 100 freestyle time of 1:58.28 at the Arena Classic ... Won the 1,650 freestyle at the Malibu Invitational behind a time of 18:13.86 ... Other season-best flat times include 12.50 (25 free), 26.73 (50 free), 56.49 (100 free), 5:23.48 (500 free), 11:09.72 (1000 free) and 27.42 (50 back) ... Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Communications Arts High School in 2013 ... Spent four seasons competing for the varsity squad ... High school-best marks include 55.88 (100 freestyle), 5:17.17 (500 freestyle), 59.95 (100 backstroke) and 2:09.06 (200 backstroke) ... Team captain and MVP as a senior ... Picked up academic all-district first team accolades as a senior ... Four-time district team qualifier and four-time regional team qualifier.

CLUB: Competed for the Alamo Area Aquatics Association, High Performance Team since 2008 ... Says of club team: "AAAA has become like a second family to me. Getting to train and compete with them is an experience I wouldn't trade for the world."

PERSONAL: Daughter of Michelle and Robert Parks ... Mother is a registered nurse and father is employed by the U.S. Air Force ... Born at the Travis Air Force Base near Fairfield, Calif. ... Has one brother, Michael ... Majoring in advertising ... Persevered through surgeries in both shoulders to repair bicep tendon tears ... Chose Pepperdine because "it is such an incredible school that offers amazing opportunities that I couldn't pass up. Plus I love the fact it is a Christian school."

FAVORITES: Missy Franklin (pro athlete) ... The Great Gatsby (book) ... Revenge (tv show) ... Spaghetti (food) ... Ed Sheeran (musical artist) ... Inception (movie) ... Cites Franklin as her biggest sports hero because "she's such a talented athlete. She's the same age as me and has already accomplished so much" ... Swam with Franklin at an all-star meet in Lawrence, Kan. at age 10.

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