CAPTAIN (2013, 2014)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2012, 2013)
ALL-BIG TEN TOURNAMENT TEAM (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2011)
Appeared in all 23 games, starting 22 for 1,584 minutes played ... Recorded two goals and seven assists on the season ... Fifth in conference play with four assists ... Notched a goal and two assists against Indiana (9/29) for a career-best four points ... Dished out a pair of assists at Tulsa (9/15) ... First goal of the season came at Bucknell (9/20) ... Spent 105 minutes on the field in the Nittany Lions' season opener against West Virginia (8/23) ... Garnered Academic All-Big Ten accolades.
2012 Registered two goals and 13 assist for 29 points ... Played and started all 27 games ... Recorded one goal and one assist against St. John's (8/19) ... Tallied two assists against Indiana (10/7) ... Notched assists against Wisconsin (9/16) and Bucknell (10/2), at Iowa (10/14) and Purdue (10/26) and in the NCAA Tournament second round game against Boston College (11/16) ... Scored the game-winning goal against Iowa (10/31) in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, leading to an All-Tournament Team selection ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2011 All-Big Ten Freshman Team honoree ... Made 24 appearances, while starting the last 13 matches of the season during Big Ten and tournament play ... Scored six goals and dished out five assists ... Tallied a goal and an assist in her second game as a Nittany Lion versus Nevada (8/21) ... Scored a goal versus Nebraska in the Nittany Lions' shootout win (10/14) and a collected pair of assists versus Iowa (10/16) on her way to receiving Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (10/17) ... Scored first game-winning goal versus Purdue (10/30) ... Scored opening goal of 4-1 victory over Marquette (11/18) in the NCAA Tournament second round.
2010 Redshirted the season.
BEFORE PENN STATE Three-year starter for Eastlake High School coached by Chuck Krieble ... Eastlake reached the Washington 4A Tournament Round of 16 three-straight times from 2006-08, winning the championship in 2007 and the semifinals in 2006 ... Named to adidas/NSCAA Youth All-Region squad in 2008 ... Earned Washington Gatorade Player of the Year Award in 2008-09, while being named the state's 2008 AP Player of the Year, All-State 4A Player of the Year, 4A King County MVP and ESPN Rise All-America first team honors ... Also received 2008 Seattle Times All-Star Team recognition and Seattle Post-Intelligencer All-Area team honors ... Three-time 4A All-King County first team honoree from 2006-08 ... 2007 All-State 4A honorable mention ... Also participated in track and field.
CLUB EXPERIENCE Member of Crossfire Premier `91 under the direction of Dick McCormick ... Served as team captain from 2002-08 ... Team placed fifth at the National Championships in 2009, recording six goals and three assists in the tournament ... Was the Red Bull Girls National League 2007-08 leading scorer, when the team participated in the Nike Friendlies in 2007 ... Named 2007 USL G14 National Tournament MVP and was a Super Y League National ODP team member in 2007 ... Squad was the USL North American Champions in 2006 ... Team was five-time Washington State Cup Champions (2003-05, 2007, 2009) and reached the finals of the State Cup from 2003-07 ... Squad was Region IV Finalists three times (2004, 2007, 2009), winning the championship twice ... Region IV `91 Olympic Development Program Invitational Camp participant in 2008 ... Member of Region IV `91 ODP squad from 2005-07.
PERSONAL Full name is Emily Mary Hurd ... Born November 22, 1991 in Kirkland, Wash. ... Parents are Mike and Suzanne Hurd ... Has two sisters, Rachel, who plays soccer at Clemson, and Natalie ... Assisted with team camp for Eastlake and Crossfire Premier on a volunteer basis ... Graduated with her B.A. in Communication Arts and Sciences in May 2013, and is currently in Penn State's Higher Education - Administration master's program.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
Penn State is unlike any other school in the country. The academic excellence, superior athletic department and the community atmosphere on campus is great.