P1FCU Prep Athlete of the Week: Emily Schultheis


For 6’1 Colton junior Emily Schultheis, winning the Washington girls 1B state championship is almost like a tradition.

“I think it’s just a really unique experience to Colton,” she said. “I got to see these girls win state championships when I was really young, and then when we get to be their age, we get to do the same thing. And that’s what makes winning state championships so important to us now.”

Basketball isn’t the only sport the Colton female athletes dominate at.

“People sometimes forget about Colton softball,” she laughed. “We’ve got quite the dynasty going over there, too.”

Although she’s already won three state titles in two different sports, she still wants more.

“I think it’ll be a good experience to win on in volleyball,” she said.

She added that Colton has never won a state title for volleyball, only coming close a few times.

Being an athlete wasn’t always her first love.

“I’m definitely into playing the piano and I love to draw,” she said. “I love art. I’ve always loved art since I was little. Probably even before I played sports.”

In terms of what she’s thinking about majoring in when she goes to college, well, let’s just say it’s still up in the air.

“Yeah, I don’t know,” she said. “I guess I’ll have to narrow that down. Kind of running out of time, being a junior but I’m going to stick with my true fashion and just wait until the last minute.”

Aside from playing three sports, Schultheis is also part of the Future Farmers of America Organization and National Honors Society, earning a 3.9 grade point average.

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