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 psychology at SDSU with plans for a career in sports psychology.