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Emily Richardson
Player Profile:
Emily Richardson 1790338
Position: AA
Height: 5'1"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark.
High School: Liberty
Club: World Olympic Gymnastics Academy
Major: Public Health

Collegiate Bests

Event Score Date
Vault 9.875 2x, last vs. UC Davis 3-8-15
Uneven Bars 9.85 3-8-15 vs. UC Davis
Balance Beam -- --
Floor Exercise -- --
All-Around -- --

As a Sophomore (2015):

Competed in every bars lineup and 11 of 13 vault lineups of the season…Her 9.85 on bars against UC Davis (3/8) was a career-best…Set a career-high 9.875 on vault at the Washington tri meet (2/21)…Won her first collegiate bars title with a career-high 9.825 at the Cal quad meet (1/25)…Made her collegiate vault debut at the San Jose tri meet (1/16), earning a 9.825 in her outing

As a Freshman (2014):

Appeared in all but one bars lineup...Set a career-high 9.80 on bars against Sac State & SJSU (2/14), and matched it at Stanford (3/3)...Debuted on bars at the NorCal Meet (1/5), posting a 9.50 after joining the Cal team in December

High School/Club:

First alternate to Junior Olympic Nationals in 2013 and 2012 with an eight place all-around finish at 2013 and 2012 Regionals…Also finished fourth in Level 10 vault, third on bars and seventh on floor at 2013 Regionals…Claimed seventh on vault and floor and eighth on bars and all-around at 2013 state competition…Won vault, floor and all-around at 2013 WOGA Classic…Vault champion at 2012 Regionals, and fifth on bars…Took fifth on vault, bars and beam at 2012 state competition and eighth all-around…Claimed uneven bars and all-around title at WOGA Classic in 2012, and first all-around and bars at the Texas Prime Meet…Injured in 2011…Fourth on bars, fifth on vault and 10th all-around at 2010 Regionals…Claimed the beam titles at 2009 and 2010 state competition…Qualified for Westerns in 2008 but could not compete due to injury…Trained at the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy (WOGA) under Valeri Liukin (father and coach of Olympic champion Nastia Liukin) and Natalya Maer…Attended Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas, where she was a member of the American Sign Language Honors Society


Moved to Texas from hometown of Fort Smith, Ark. to train at WOGA, dividing her time between two homes in two different states…Enjoys crafting, volunteering and spending time with friends and family…Parents are Derrick and Janet…Has two younger siblings – Olivia and Adam…Father, Derrick, played on the University of Arkansas baseball team


Public Health – would like to work as a physical therapist

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