Player Profile: Emily Yurick

By Katie Bonanni
November 24, 2010

Emily Yurick is one of the most dedicated swimmers on the Cabrini College swim team.  After four years swimming for the Cavaliers, Yurick will be graduating in May and leaving behind an impact on the swim team.

Yurick did not choose her sport like most other athletes did.  Her swimming career began 15 years ago when she broke her arm.

“I started swimming as a form of physical therapy for my arm that I had broken and have been swimming since,” Yurick, senior finance accounting major, said.

Originally from Allentown, Pa. Yurick also swam all four years at Emmaus High School.

“I chose to come to Cabrini for several reasons; I was happy that I would be able to swim at Cabrini and contribute to the team,” Yurick said.

In a recent performance, Yurick teamed up with three other Cavaliers to cruise to a first place finish in the 200-yard freestyle in a tri-meet against Marywood University and Lebanon Valley College.  Yurick led her team to a victory over Marywood University that day.

“I’ve known Emily for four years now and she’s always shown great leadership in and out of the pool,” Lisa Somers, senior social work major, said. “She’s a great friend and I look forward to a great last season together.”

Yurick was named the women’s team captain for the 2010-2011 swim season.

“We’ve got a lot of new swimmers this year and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone,” Yurick said.

In high school, Yurick won the player’s player award, which is an award voted by the team for the athlete that showed the most sportsmanship, leadership and spirit.  At Cabrini, she won the most dedicated swimmer, coach’s award.

Yurick continues to hold numerous school records. She captured top times in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 400-yard individual medley.  Yurick teamed up with other Cavaliers to break records in the 200-yard medley relay, the 400-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay.

“The highlight of swimming at Cabrini has been the training trips. Its always fun to go to a warmer climate during the winter and its great team bonding and training,” Yurick said.

Yurick is a finance and accounting major, and when she graduates in May, she plans to become an accountant. In the future she wants to work towards becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

“I will probably continue swimming after college. Swimming is a great lifelong sport that has a lot of benefits,” Yurick said.

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