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Emily Parks
Emily Parks

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
Communications Arts HS

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free/Back

Experience:
HS

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.

01/08/2014

Pepperdine Competes at LMU Relays

The Waves defeat Alaska Fairbanks 80-79 in head-to-head dual scoring.

11/23/2013

Women's Swimming: Arena Classic

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

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 ... Intends to major in public relations ... 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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