Behind the Blocks with Emily Rush

Sept. 12, 2016

Name: Emily Rush

Class: Senior

Event: Backstroke

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Q: How does Denton differ from your hometown?

A: Denton is smaller and more diverse than Baton Rouge. It is also more of a college friendly town. Denton also has more local shops and restaurants that I really enjoy going to. However, Denton does not have delicious crawfish in the springtime like home does.

Q: Who or what got you into the sport?

A: My mom got me in the sport. She was also a swimmer and still swims to this day.

Q: What is your favorite event to compete in?

A: 50 Back on a relay

Q: What event do you hope to never compete in?

A: 200 fly

Q: What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming season?

A: I am really excited to have Brittany as the head coach. I think that she has great ideas that will help our team reach its highest potential. 

Q: What is your favorite sport to watch during the Olympics?

A: I like to watch all of it, but swimming, soccer and track and field are my favorites. 

Q: Who is your team family?

A: Royals

Q: Do you have a hidden (or not so hidden) talent?

A: Does over packing count? Because I am definitely a pro.

Q: If you could trade places with one person, who would it be and why?

A: Probably Peyton Manning, but at the start of his career. I mean who wouldn’t want to be one of the greatest football players? Also, he is from New Orleans, which is one of my favorite cities.

Q: As a senior, what will you miss most about the team?

A: I will miss my teammates the most. Each one is so different, but we all share the same love for the sport. It’s hard to find a group of 30 girls that can get along so well while being so different.



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