Emily Grove

2017 World Championships Team
Pontiac, IL University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD

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Emily Grove

Born and raised in Pontiac, IL, Emily was an all-around athlete while attending Pontiac Township High School. Not only did she bring home two state titles and a state record in the pole vault, but she also competed in the 4x200m and 4x400m relays, cross country, and volleyball. When she left Illinois to attend University of South Dakota, she was going as one of the top vaulters in the nation. While competing for the Coyotes, Emily would become a six-time All-American, an NCAA runner-up finish, and a mountain of…

About Emily

  • Coach: Derek Miles
  • Agent: Karen Locke
  • Training group: South Dakota alumni
  • Favorite foods: Spicy guacamole
  • Hobbies: Horse riding, biking, and painting
  • Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy
  • Dream vacation: Thailand
  • Warm up song: Power by Kanye
  • After competition indulgence: Sushi!
  • Highschool PR: 13'5"
I have had plenty of adversity to overcome 3 stress fractures in 6 years traininig. My coach and I have learned so much about my vault and training, we have so much to improve on leading to an exciting future! I had a jump off at the outdoor USA championships to qualify for the London team after a tough NCAA meet. I am a 6-time all American but could not have done it without my coach and teammates.



2017 NCAA Media Day: Emily Grove and Chris Nilsen

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