Emily Day attended school locally, at Loyola Marymount University, where she was a three time WCC All-Academic team member. In addition Day was also named MVP of the 2008 Four Points Sheraton Classic, All-Tournament at the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic, and member of the All-WCC First team. She has been competing in the AVP since 2007 and was given an award as the Most Improved Player of the 2013 AVP Tour.
Day, along with Summer Ross, was the AVP Pro Tour Champion of Cincinnati in 2013. She also won the gold medal along with Claire Robertson at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit 2009 in Jamaica. Emily made her AVP debut in 2007 at Long Beach, where at the time she was the lowest seeded and youngest team to qualify with partner Heather Hughes. Outside of volleyball, Day works as a math tutor and has a dream job of being a high school calculus teacher.
Favorite thing about beach volleyball: “The athleticism that it takes to play. You can’t be great at a single skill, you must be well-rounded.”
Something people would be surprised to know about you: “I’m kind of a nerd. I was a math major and currently tutor high schoolers. On the other hand, I love going out dancing with friends.”
2014: Emily Day tied for 3rd place at the AVP St. Petersburg Open with partner Summer Ross.
2015: Day formed a partnership with Jennifer Kessy, and they advanced to the championship match in each of their first two AVP events, winning once. On the year, they played in four semifinals in seven tournaments. Day was second on the Tour in kills per set (7.10) and was fourth in hitting percentage (.457). Day and Kessy played in 11 FIVB events, with a best of fifth.
If you weren’t playing professional volleyball, what would your job be?
High school math teach, preferably calculus AP teacher.
Who is your go-to music artist?
Off-Season: Does it actually exist or is it just a myth?
NOPE. Off season just means I am not traveling for volleyball and not spending as much time on the sand. I am always concerned about staying in shape but you get do different things to stay in shape such as yoga or hiking.