Student-athlete profile – Monica Emanuel, CMS swimming

MONICA EMANUEL
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Swimming

The lowdown: The talented senior is a three-time SCIAC champion in
1-meter diving, recording a score of 342.20 in the finals as a junior
in helping the Athenas to the team title. Has finished first in that
event in the last most recent two meets this seasons with a score of
214.75 in a dual meet against Caltech and a 225.45 in a win over
Occidental. Has helped the Athenas to a No. 11 national ranking.
Age: 21
Hometown: Walnut Creek
High school: College Park High School, 2004
Major: Neuroscience
Favorite athlete: Kristian Ipsen (Decorated junior national diver).
Favorite team: Oakland As
Cant miss TV show: House
Favorite food: Stir fry
Role model: Eric Sargent (my physical therapist)
Most memorable sports moment: Winning the 1-meter diving at the SCIAC
meet by 0.6 points in 2006 when I was having really bad back problems.
Most embarrassing moment: Hitting my head on the diving board in 2002
and getting carried off the pool deck on a stretcher. I ended up
getting eight stitches and breaking my nose.
Person most influential in your athletic success: My older brother
Mark who also dove for CMS.
Last good book you read: Stumbling Upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Favorite movie: A River Runs Through it.
Favorite vacation spot: Alaska
Whats in your CD player/iPod: Continuum by John Mayer
Celebrity you most want to meet: Lance Armstrong
Best advice anyone has given you: When you get frustrated or feel
like everything is caving in on you, just go outside, take a deep
breath, and say to yourself its going to be alright.
Pre-game ritual or superstition: I have to make sure my hands arent
too wet or too dry. so I wipe them on my swimsuit and my legs. I also
talk to myself while Im on the diving board reminding myself of
things I have to remember to do in the dive.
Other hobbies: weightlifting, working as an athletic trainer
What do you want to be doing in five years: I would like to be
working as a physicians assistant for a neurosurgeon or an
orthopedic surgeon.
- Compiled by Michelle Gardner