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Emily Mason
Emily Mason

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Arizona

High School:
Chaparral HS

Height:
5-10

Event:
Fly/IM

Birthdate:
12/03/1982

Experience:
2V

Personal Bests
100 fly - 55.88
200 fly - 1:54.25
400 IM - 4:07.07

2002-03: Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10... Posted team-best times in six different events... Finished in a tie for 18th in the individual standings with 34 points at the 2003 NCAA Championships... Four-time All-American... Was the NCAA runner-up in the 400 IM with a school-record time of 4:07.07... Also set a new school record and finished as runner-up in the 200 fly with a 1:54.25... Part of 800 free relay and 400 free relay that finished sixth and 11th, respectively, at NCAAs... Placed second in the 500 free (4:43.27) at 2003 Pac-10 Championships... Started off regular season with a victory in the 200 fly (2:03.09) against Wisconsin... Earned victories against UCLA in the 1000 free, 200 fly and 400 IM... Won 500 free at Texas Invitational (4:39.77)... Won the 200 back (2:10.97) and 200 breast (2:23.77) against Northern Arizona... Against Stanford and Cal, won the 500 and 1000 free both days... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

2001-02: 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Newcomer of the Year... Member of 2002 NCAA Champion 800 free relay team... Earned four All-America honors... At 2002 NCAA Championships, was eighth in the 400 IM (4:11.77) and ninth in the 200 fly (1:40.07)... Also part of ninth-place 500 free relay... At 2002 Pac-10 Championships, won the 500 free in a meet-record time of 4:38.79... Was also runner-up in the 200 fly (1:56.60) and third in 400 IM... Member of Pac-10 champion 800 free relay squad... At the Texas Invitational, placed second in the 200 fly (1:55.91) and sixth in 200 IM (2:01.77)... Against California, won the 200 fly (2:04.31)... In her first collegiate meet vs. Wisconsin, won three events -- the 200 fly, 500 free and the 400 IM...

National & International Competition - 2003: Finished third in the 200 fly at the 2003 Pan-Pacific Games in Japan... 2001: At the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, placed fourth overall in the 200 fly... At the Spring Senior Nationals, placed third in the 200 fly (2:12.26) and ninth in the 400 IM (4:50.12)... At the Summer Nationals won the 200 fly... 2000: At the Olympic Trials placed third in the 200 fly (2:11.74) and 12th in the 400 IM (4:52.59)... Participated in the Spring Senior Nationals where she placed fourth in the 200 fly (2:13.98) and ninth in the 400 IM (4:51.41)... 1999: At the Spring Junior Nationals, won the 400 IM (4:22.98) and was second in the 500 free (4:51.75) and the 200 IM (2:03.71)... Also placed fourth in the 100 fly (56.71)... 1998: At the Spring Junior Nationals participated in four events... Finished fourth in both the 200 fly (2:03.73) and the 400 IM (4:26.67)... Placed 16th in the 500 free (5:00.18) and 18th in the 200 IM (2:08.53)... During the Summer Junior Nationals placed second in the 200 fly (2:15.75) and the 200 IM (2:22.72) and was third in the 100 fly (1:03.80)... 1997: At Junior Nationals, placed seventh in the 200 fly (2:20.16) and 28th in the 100 fly (1:05.26)...

Prep: Earned four varsity letters under coach Sheila Burnham at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.... Team captain in 2000-01... Set high school record in the 100 fly (55.88) and the 200 IM (2:03.80)... Set the Arizona state record in the 400 IM (4:50.12)...

Personal: Born Emily Ann Mason on Dec. 3, 1982, in Tucson, Ariz.... Daughter of Steve and Aida Mason... Both parents are University of Arizona alumni... Intends to major in communication.