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Emily Silver
Position: IM/Freestyle
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bainbridge Island, Wash.
High School: Bainbridge HS

Quick Notes: She claimed her spot on the U.S. Olympic team with a fifth-place finish in the 100 free at the trials (54.91). A 2007-08 All-American. During the 2007-08 college dual season, she recorded over 10 individual first-place finishes (in dual meets). She was a member of Cal's 800-yard free relay that won the 2008 Pac-10 title (and Pac-10 meet record) in 7:04.13 and she was on the NCAA runner-up 200 free relay (1:27.52, a new school record). Silver set a Cal record in the 50 free (since broken) at the 2007 NCAA meet (21.99, since broken), and she was the '07 Pac-10 champion in the 100 and 200 free. Voted team MVP as a freshman in 2005, Silver earned a bronze medal in the 400-meter free relay at the World Championships that summer. Silver was a member of the U.S. team at the 2007 World University Games, where she won a gold medal in the 400 free relay and a silver in the 400 medley relay.

Cal Success

• Set school record in 50 free (21.99 - since broken) at 2007 NCAAs (broke Natalie Coughlin's record of 22.01 in 2003)

• 2007 Pac-10s: first in 100 free (48.16), 200 free (1:44.37), 400-medley relay, 400-free relay, fifth in 50 free (22.32), third in 200-free relay, and second in 200-medley relay

• Named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month for January

• Team MVP as a freshman (2005)

• School Record Holder: member of 800-free relay

• Cal All-Time Performance List: 50 free (2nd, 21.99), 100 free (2nd, 47.45), 200 free (3rd, 1:44.37)

NCAA Championship Success

• National Champion, American record holder (400-free relay, 800-free relay, 400-medley relay)

• 2007 All-American: 100 free (3rd), 200-medley relay (2nd), 800-free relay (1st), 400-free relay (1st)

• 2007 Honorable Mention: 200 free (10th)

• 2006 All-American: 50 free (6th, 22:39), 100 free (3rd, 48:47), 400-free relay (6th), 800-free relay (4th), 200-medley relay (4th), 400-medley relay (3rd)

• 2005 All-American: 100 free (4th, 48.73), 800-free relay (5th), 400-free relay (6th), 400-medley relay (8th); honorable mention All-American: 200-free relay (9th)

National/International Success

• 2005 FINA Worlds: 400-free relay (bronze)

• 2005 Summer USA Nationals: 100 free (5th, 56.56) 800-free relay (1st), 400-free relay (1st), 400-medley relay (2nd)

Personal

• American studies major

• Won 50 free and 100 free at Washington state championships four straight years, the first person to do so

• Uncle, Larry Berbiere, swam at Indiana, took fourth place in the 100 back at the 1968 Olympics

Best Cal times (in yards)

• 50 free 21.99 (2007 NCAAs); 100 free 47.45 (2007 NCAAs); 200 free 1:44.37 (2007 Pac-10s); 200 IM 2:00.17 (2007 Pac-10s)

Why I chose Cal "I felt that Berkeley was the right fit for me. It has the feel of a small college town, but San Francisco is only a 15-minute BART ride away. You can't beat that."

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