Emily Briones
Emily  Briones

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Antonio, Texas

High School:
International School of the Americas

Height:
4-9

Event:
VT, BB, FX

Club:
Aerial Athletics Gymnastics


HONORS: Academic All-Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference (2016); USU Whitesides Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017).

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: Ranks 15th all-time in school history with a single-season beam average of 9.704 (2016).

2017 (SO): Suffered a season-ending injury in the fourth meet of the season at New Hampshire (1/29)… Prior to the injury, recorded a career-high score of 9.875 on beam in a home tri-meet against No. 16 North Carolina State and Bowling Green (1/13), placing first on the event... Was a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

2016 (FR): Competed in all 14 meets during her first season, including on beam at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/2), where she recorded a 9.625 to place 35th… Also competed on beam at the Mountain Rim Gymnastics Conference Championships (3/19) and scored a 9.800 to tie for seventh… Lone event win of the season was on beam at No. 23 Southern Utah (1/22), when she recorded a career-high score of 9.875… Hit for a 9.8 or better on beam in nine meets… Also set a career high of 9.725 on floor at Illinois-Chicago (3/13)… Averaged 9.704 on beam to rank second on the team... Earned academic all-MRGC honors and was a USU Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient.

CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL: Competed in the all-around for Aerial Athletics Gymnastics in San Antonio, Texas, under head coach Heather Schnelzer... Qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships in 2014 and 2015, placing 14th in the all-around in 2014... Placed first in the all-around and beam at the 2011 Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament, then placed first on beam and third in the all-around at the 2013 tournament... Was the state and regional beam champion in 2015... Was a recipient of the Coaches Award for three consecutive seasons (2011-2013)... Graduated with a 4.0 grade point average from International School of the Americas (San Antonio), where she was a member of the National Honors Society and the Peer Assistance and Leadership program.

PERSONAL: Full name is Emily Rose Briones... Daughter of Robert and Caroline Briones... Has one sister and one brother... Her father played soccer for four years at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla... Chose Utah State because of the coaching staff and the camaraderie of the team, as well as the mountains and care-free lifestyle of Logan... Majoring in family, consumer and human development.

CAREER HIGHS:

VAULT BARS BEAM FLOOR ALL-AROUND
--- --- 9.875 9.725 ---

 

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