Emily Lundstrom is a senior kinesiology major who has swam for USD throughout her college career.
Ali Boysen: How has this season compared to others?
Emily Lundstrom: This season has flown by a quite a bit faster, because I understand the ins and outs of practices and meets, and I know what to expect. And also because it’s the last hurrah for our seniors so I think that’s why it went much faster than the other seasons have.
AB: Have there been any favorite moments that have stuck out to you during your career here at USD?
EL: I think beating (South Dakota) State in any meet or anytime during conference meets, that was really fun. Almost getting second at conferences here was really exciting as well. As a team, big team wins like the time we beat State at home – things that the whole team can celebrate. I think those are going to be the most memorable moments for me.
AB: Can you describe what your swim training trips are like?
EL: I think the coolest part about training trips is you’re working super hard, everyone is happy to be there and they’re willing to work hard because we’re in a nice environment. We get to see some sun and we get to hang out with each other between practices or after practices. You really get to know your teammates a lot better.
AB: Last season you were named Summit League Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence. What did that mean to you?
EL: Basically that just means that I work extra hard during the swim season to keep my grades up, and it paid off. It was really nice to see especially since I was taking some of my hardest classes during that time.