Tenacious and hardworking ... expected to begin making an impact on the conference pole vault level.
2006: Had a clearance of 11-6 1/2, finishing third at the USC Invitational for the indoor season ... outdoors, showed progress with clearances of 10-11 3/4 at the Sea Ray Relays and 11-5 3/4 at the Orange & Purple Classic ... saw a breakthrough performance of 11-11 3/4 at the SEC Outdoor Championships.
2005: Redshirted during the indoor season ... competed in the pole vault during the outdoor campaign ... cleared 10-11 3/4 on three occasions.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Moon Area High in Moon Township, Pa. in 2004 ... lettered four times in track and gymnastics and once in soccer ... was a MAC three-year champion ... medaled at both the district and state outdoor meets ... also was an indoor medalist ... best effort was an 11-foot vault ... member of two sectional championship teams and three MAC team championship squads ... member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Emily Marie Pease was born June 7, 1986, in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... parents are Charles and Floy Pease ... is an international studies major and McKissick Scholar ... favorites include Hines Ward and the Pittsburgh Steelers ... also considered Tulane and Miami before selecting South Carolina.