2005 - Junior
Competed on the uneven bars in three meets for the Illini...Score counted towards team totals in all three meets... Tied a career-best score of 9.750 on the uneven bars against Missouri...Academic All-Big Ten Selection...Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.
2004 - Sophomore Competed on uneven bars in six meets during the season...Score counted towards the team total in five of those six meets...Season/career-high of 9.750 came at the Ohio State Triangular... Scored a 9.675 on bars at NIU to open the season...Academic All-Big Ten selection...Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.
2003 - Freshman Returned from injury to compete on bars in four of the last five meets...Made her collegiate debut at Michigan State on 2/22 by scoring a 9.525 on bars...Season/career-high of 9.700 was set vs. Iowa on 3/8...Scored a 9.675 on bars at the Big Ten Championships on 3/29...Won the team's Scholar-Athlete Award with a perfect 4.0 GPA...Named a Scholastic All-American by the NACGC/W.
Level 10 National qualifier in 1997, '98 and '99... Member of first place team at Florida State Championships in 2001... Regional and State vault champion in 1999...Competed for Tampa Bay Turners under coaches Brad Harris and Mary Linnemeyer.
Daughter of James and Suzanne Earle ... High school valedictorian...Headmaster's list 1999-2002...Member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... Lists hobbies as photography and drawing.
Emily's Career Highs
BARS: 9.750 (twice, last at Missouri, 2/11/05)
The Earle File
Nickname: Big Earl
Favorite Movies: Uptown Girls, When Harry Met Sally
Favorite TV Shows: Friends, The O.C., Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Professional Athlete: Lance Armstrong
Favorite Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Favorite Musical Artist: Kelly Clarkson, U2
Worst Habit: Cracking joints and knuckles
Superstitions: Knocking on wood
Age I started gymnastics: 3
My biggest sports thrill: When Pommie (Cara Pomeroy) scored a perfect 10 at Regionals.
Before a meet: I listen to a CD with my all-time favorite songs on it and do everyone's hair
Three words that describe me: Crafty, Loud, Honest
My favorite thing about Coach Bob: He knows the right thing to say and when to say it.
Words I lives by: "Live like there is no tomorrow, so when it arrives yesterday will be worth remembering."