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Scholar Athlete of the Week 9/18: Emily Tucker

Posted at: 09/18/2012 1:08 PM
Updated at: 09/18/2012 6:47 PM
By: Robin De Wind

Greece Odyssey’s Emily Tucker carries a 99 average, but admits it isn’t always easy.

Emily Tucker, Greece Odyssey Scholar Athlete said, “I'm good with numbers and I like science but there are some things I just have to work for. I'm not good with dates and times and history I study hard for that class.” 

She wanted to challenge herself so she is pursing her IB diploma. 

Tucker said, “We get homework in every single class and some of them are fun but Spanish is hard she speaks it the entire time.” 

A self proclaimed tomboy, Emily also loves sports. 

Tucker said, “I started playing soccer when I think I was four my brother and sister were doing Happy Five and I was like I want to do it so they put me in.” 

Emily has been on varsity since her freshman year. She is a two-time captain and set the school record for assists her sophomore year and has been all-county first team the past two years. 

Tucker said, “I don't really care about the awards or the honors, I'll let the other people score. I know they're going to, to be honest when I shoot I hit the cross bar and I'd rather pass it to someone who can score more than me.” 

Emily has led her team to states twice, last year to the finals.  Her goal this fall is to win it all. 

Tucker said, “That would be the best especially with my senior year. This is my last chance for high school soccer so to end the last game that anyone's has played would be awesome.” 

The sky is the limit for Emily who hopes to attend the Naval Academy and pursue a career as a pilot.

Tucker said, “I kind of grew up a tomboy, hanging out with my brother doing what he did. We used to wrestle. I don’t look at it as a girl or boy. I can do what they can.”

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