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Emily Balmert
Emily Balmert
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: El Cajon, Calif.
High School: Valhalla
House Affiliation: Cabot

2008-09 (Senior)
One of three Harvard golfers to earn All-Ivy League honors while becoming Harvard's first four-time All-Ivy League selection ... Placed fourth overall at the Ivy League Championships.

2007-08 (Junior)
One of three Harvard golfers to earn All-Ivy League honors with a second place finish at the 2008 championships ... Earned the team's Short Game Award following the season ... Five top-10 finishes ... Placed second in both par 4 and par 5 scoring and was second in the field with 10 birdies ... Tied for fourth at the Dartmouth Invitational in September ... Placed third at the ECAC Women’s Championships hosted by William & Mary and placed second among the 74 golfers with 25 pars ... Won the Dartmouth Triangular with Brown by posting the best rounds on both days and leading the field in par 4 scoring and pars ... Posted the best round of the Roar-ee Invitational hosted by Columbia with a third round score of 71 - which was 14 strokes fewer than her first round effort. She placed second in the field with 30 pars.

2006-07 (Sophomore)
Set single-season school records for stroke average (77.19) and finish percentage (92.1 percent) ... Played in all eight tournaments, winning one, placing in the top four in three others, and placing no lower than 10th during the season ... Opened the season by taking first in a 90-player field to win the Dartmouth Invitational, shooting 74-71--145 ... Round of 71 on Day 2 at Dartmouth ranks as the second-best 18-hole performance in school history ... Was sixth (74-79--153) at the Princeton Invitational and fourth (75-75--150) at the Yale Invitational to close the fall season ... Began the spring by shooting 77-73-76--226 to take fourth of 70 at the Mid Pines Invitational ... Placed seventh at the Ivy League championship, earning All-Ivy honors for the second straight year.

2005-06 (Freshman)
Became the first Harvard woman to win the Ivy League individual championship when she shot 76-39-115 through the 27-hole league meet ... Also became the first individual not from Princeton or Yale to win the individual medal at the Ivy League championship ... Averaged 80.06 per 18 holes, good for second on the Crimson’s single-season chart ... Placed ahead of 82.5 percent of her competition during the season ... Carded a low round of 73 at the William & Mary Tribe Classic.

Background
Four-year letter winner in golf at Valhalla HS...First team all league MVP for golf in 2004...Valedictorian...Volunteered with GSDSEF.