Emma Firmstone
Emma Firmstone
State: Pennsylvania
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Honesdale, Pa.
High School: Honesdale
Major: History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health
Residential College: Saybrook

Personal Bests: 

Vault: 9.675 (4/7/2017)

Bars: 9.675 (2/26/2018)

Beam: 9.850 (2/03/2018)

Floor: 9.875 (2/26/2018)

All-Around: 38.650 (2/26/3017) 

2019: Competed beam and floor ... Top 10 on beam at Ivy Classic ... Floor champion against Brown (9.800) ... Fourth on floor against Penn ... Third on beam against UNH (9.750) ... Third on beam at Don Tonry (9.700) ... Holds first- and tenth-highest team beam records in program history

Summer 2018: Studied abroad in Croatia taking a History and Culture of Southeastern Europe class.

2018: Second year competing for the Bulldogs ... Competed in the all-around ... Tied career high on beam at Iowa State (9.850) ... Tied career bar high at Don Tonry Invitational ... Earned career-high on floor at Ivy Classic (9.875) placing second ... Earned all-around career-high at Ivy Classic placing third ... Fourth on beam at Bridgeport (9.825) ... ECAC Second-team Floor ... ECAC All-around team 

2017: First year competing for Bulldogs … Competed in the all-around… Career high on vault at National Semifinals (9.675) … Fifth place on beam at ECAC Championships (9.800) … Career high and tie for fourth on floor at GW (9.825) … Career high and tied for third place in school history on beam at GW (9.850) … Tied for second on floor at Ivy Classic (9.775) … First on beam and second on floor at SCSU … Third on beam at the Don Tonry Invitational.

High School: Level 10 from United Sports Academy in Dunmore, Pennsylvania ... placed 18th in the All-Around at Junior Olympic National Championships in 2016 ... placed 4th on Balance Beam in 2015 and 10th in 2016 at JO National Championships ... holds multiple first place Balance Beam titles in the State of Pennsylvania and in Region 7

 

Questions with Firmstone:

Who is your biggest influence? Why? "My teammates. They push me to work harder every day in and out of the gym. This group of girls are so supportive and positive lights in my life every day."

Favorite event? Why? "Beam. This event requires so much focus and precision, and I love the challenge of it."

Why Yale?: "At Yale, I am able to receive an exceptional education while still being able to particpate in an outstanding athletic program. The combination of these two factors along with an amazing team camaraderie puts Yale on top of any other school in the nation."