Emily Bretscher
Emily  Bretscher


Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
L&N STEM Academy




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• Four-year varsity letterwinner for coaches Mike Wright and Debbie Bretscher at L&N STEM Academy in Knoxville
• Won three consecutive Tennessee state titles on 1-meter after finishing as the runner-up as a freshman
• 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier in 10-meter and 10-meter synchro
• USA Diving Junior Nationals 10-meter synchro national champ in 2017
• Also a Senior Nationals finalist in 2015 and 2016
• Four-year Knox County area champion on 1-meter
• Established a new state record as a junior and city record as a senior
• Multi-year All-American
• Helped L&N STEM win the Knox Area team title and finish fourth at state in both of her upperclassman seasons
• L&N STEM senior of the year and Gryphon award of merit honoree
• Student government president
• National Honor Society

• Major: Industrial Management
• Full name is Emily Louise Bretscher
• Born in Hartford, Connecticut
• Parents are Nathan and Debbie Bretscher
• Family also includes siblings James, Paul, Laura and Matthew
• Mother was a diver and her father a swimmer at Ohio State
• Brother James is a swimmer at NC State and her brother Paul is a competitive trampolinist
• Uncle Jim McMillan is a Purdue alumnus
• Club Team: Tennessee Diving
• Club Coach: Michael Wright

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Chicago Bears
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): University of Tennessee
Most Exciting Events to Watch at a College Meet: Relays and Tower
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
In Her MP3 Player: United Pursuit
Last Concert She Attended: Need to Breathe
Last Book She Read: Crazy Love
Favorite Multimedia App: Spotify
Favorite Movie to Watch on Team Bus: Miracle
Favorite Super-Heroes: Marvel
Show She Can't Stop Watching: Friends
Favorite Month: December
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Cuisine: Mexican
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Water Skiing
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Volleyball
Favorite Purdue Building: Wilmeth Active Learning Center
Favorite Purdue Athletic Venue (Besides Aquatic Center): Mackey
Favorite Big City: Nashville
Unique Travel Locale: Leadville, Colorado
Country She'd Like to Visit: Australia
Favorite Thing About the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center: The Diving Well
Best Thing About Being a Boilermaker: The Family Atmosphere
Enjoyed this Professor's Class: Julia Kalish, Business


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