Emerson Zahab is this week's 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week.
A senior at Green High school, Emerson is a key member of the girls swim team. She began swimming at age 5 and has been a part of the swimming team the last thirteen years.
According to Emerson, the most challenging thing about being on the swim team is waking up early. However, having the team around really helps.
"Nobody likes waking up at 4:45 in the morning,” says Emerson. “But knowing your friends will be there makes it better."
As a Bulldog, Emerson has accomplished a lot in the pool. She is a four-year letter recipient, three-year first team, and made it to states her freshmen year.
When she is not in the pool, Emerson volunteers with the swim team at the Special Olympics, and also donates her time at One of a Kind Pets.
Emerson is very excited to be attending Arizona State University, where she plans to study Biomedical Engineering.