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Emily Peterson begins her second season as the assistant men's and women's track and field coach.
Prior her full-time position, Peterson served as a graduate assistant for the Bearcats replacing Tessa Koschel, who is now working for University of Colorado Denver at the Anschutz Medical Campus helping aid in diabetes research. Peterson completed her track and field career in 2010 and continued her education at Northwest receiving her master's in health and physical education in May.
While at Northwest, she earned all-MIAA honors securing back-to-back trips to the NCAA Championships as a junior and senior. After an 11th place finish her junior season, Peterson scored a school record at the championships in the heptathlon with 5,116 points and a ninth place finish. She also was a two-time All-America in the indoor pentathlon and holds Northwest records in the long jump, heptathlon and pentathlon.
During the summer of 2010, Peterson tried out for the United States bobsled team. She passed the first two stages of qualifying and was invited to tryouts in Lake Placid, N.Y., where she bowed out to return to her alma mater.
Before her time at Northwest, Peterson prepped at Park Hill South High School, where she picked up all-state accolades in the long jump, triple jump and 4x100 meter relay.
She is married to Bearcat men’s basketball assistant Andy Peterson.