SAN DIEGO STATE 2012-13
Improved her personal best in the 100 breaststroke to 1:03.06 at the 2013 Mountain West Championships ... That time ranks as the third-fastest in school history and was the top time on the squad during the season ... Also clocked a 2:18.31 at the conference meet, a mark that goes into the SDSU record book as the fifth-fastest.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2011-12
Turned in the sixth-fastest time in program history in the 100 breaststroke when she went 1:03.33 at the 2012 Mountain West Championships ... Was a member of the 400 medley relay team at the 2011 Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., that recorded a time of 3:50.63, a mark that ranks sixth on the SDSU all-time list ... Had her lone first-place finish of the season in the 100 breaststroke vs. New Mexico on Dec. 3 when she went 1:07.27 ... Finished third in the 100 breast in the win over Cal Poly on Oct. 21.
Won four varsity letters as a swimmer at Eisenhower High School in Yakima ... Coached there by Rick Alderson ... Was the top-ranked 100 breaststroke swimmer in the state of Washington ... Set the Valley record in that event at the 4A district meet as a senior with a time of 1:03.81... Also finished second in the 50 freestyle at that meet and swam on a pair of placing relay teams ... Named the 4A Swimmer of the Year ... An NICSA Girls high School All-American in the 100 breast ... Team MVP and winner of Coaches Award ... Was named a WIAA/Seattle Times Athlete of the Week last season when she originally set an all-time Yakima Valley and Eisenhower school record in the 100 breast with a mark of 1:05.20. ... Won Student of the Month award for Eisenhower HS ...Ranked the No. 16 swimmer in the state of Washington by CollegeSwimming.com ... Played junior varsity tennis.
Competed for the Yakima YMCA for 10 years ... Member of the YMCA National Team two years and was seeded fourth in her event.
Emily Kay Pleger was born March 31, 1993, in Yakima, Wash. ... Daughter of Mary and Gregg Pleger ... Favorite athletes include swimmers Rebecca Soni and Ryan Lochte ... Hobbies include photography ... Majoring in child and family development at SDSU with plans for a career as a child life specialist.