Friday, July 1, 2011

June athlete of the month: Emily Csikos

Emily Csikos

Birth date: July 29,1988
Position: Utility, Driver
Height: 5’9”
Handedness: Right
Canadian Club: Calgary Renegades
Hometown: Calgary AB
Current Residence: Berkeley California
Current Club: Calgary Renegades, UC Berkeley University
Education: Attending University Years on the National Team: 3

Check out her video on YouTube!

Emily got her start with the Calgary Renegades and didn't waste much time making her first Youth National Team. Since then she was part of the Youth National Team for three years,
the Junior National Team for one year, and the Senior National Team for three years. During the summer of 2009, Emily helped Canada win silver at the FINA World Aquatic Championships. She now spends winters as a standout player for UC Berkley in the NCAA.  Emily’s main strength is her shot and is a threat from almost anywhere in the pool. She is also known for her vision and ability to set up her team mates.  She aspires to first qualify then win a medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  When not in the pool, Emily enjoys playing volleyball, basketball, reading, and cooking. She is currently enrolled at UC Berkeley University and will be choosing a major within the social sciences.
Career Highlights
Silver medal cadet nationals - 2004
Bronze medal youth nationals
Selected to National Championship all-star team 2002 to 2006
2007 – FINA World Championship – 6th
2007 - Pan American Games – 2nd
2007 – Junior World Championships – 10th
2008 - Olympic Qualification Tournament – 5th
2008 – World League Super Final - 2nd
2009 – World League Super Final
2009 – FINA World Aquatic Championships - 2nd

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