Academic All Star - Emily Kosloski

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 2:22 PM EST

" I swim the 200 and the 500 freestyle. Distance is pretty much my thing but I like the 200 because you get to sprint the whole time. "
That, in essence, describes Emily Kisloski's entire day. It's a sprint, from the time of the first bell to the long bus ride home.
Emily says, " I try to get all the work that I can done in my study halls. They are great for me. I do work at lunch. I get all my homework done, I try to get it done as fast as I can and do it as well as I can. Then I have time to go swimming and go home and have time to do work there too. So I get it all done. "
That nose to the grindstone attitude helps Emily maintain her "A" average.
It's also what has made her the sectional champion she is in the pool
Coach Jason Westervelt says, " She works a lot in the off season. She's here 99% of her life and she's always in the water doing something to improve, always asking questions. She's one of your class "A" athletes and class "A" students. "
She may seem like the happiest kid in school, but that can change, quickly.
" She does have a game face. She turns it on when need be. And she's smart. That's the greatest part about her. She always has a plan, she knows how she's going to race every race and she always knows who she's racing against."
The plan is to repeat her individual championship and help the Indians to a team title this year, and down the road become a physical therapist.
She appears to be well on her way, sprinting the whole time. It's why Emily Kisloski is this week's academic all star.

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