Emily Laskin is the latest addition to the SPRTER family. Emily is a professional golfer who recently made her debut on the Symetra Tour. Before going pro, she competed at the University of San Francisco on the golf team where she earned All-West Coast Conference honors, a top 10 finish and a stroke average of 76.1 in her final year. She is now starting to make a name for herself in the pro ranks.
We had the chance to get to know Emily a little bit better.
Do you have any words of advice to aspiring athletes?
As in life, sports always present challenges to be navigated on the path to being our best – never shy away from the potential to be great because of the hardship directly in front of you. Always remember the big picture, but never lose sight of the present; relishing in the current moment will always give you fond memories and experiences to look back on.
If you weren’t an athlete what would you be?
I studied international business in my undergraduate studies, and dreamed of working in the finance world out of London, England. I live for travel and the chance to see new places in the world, and what better way to be immersed than living in a new country?
What do you attribute the most to your success?
The support of my parents has been a driving force in my sports career, but not the sole attributor to my success. My need for perfection, my undying competitiveness, and the strive for greatness that would be remembered in history are what push me to fight through the hard moments, the setbacks, and the moments of lost faith.
What do you hope to still achieve?
It’s not enough for me to make it professionally on the world’s grandest stage in women’s golf – the LPGA – I want to be the best in the world. Officially – with the world rankings – and won’t stop until I get there. My love and passion for the game continue to propel me when the going gets tough, and the culmination of my career will only feel satisfactory once I’ve reached that pinnacle.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
Days off are meant to rejuvenate and restore – a break from the routine of training and competing. I enjoy spending off days out in nature on a hike, at the beach/water, or exploring the location I am in; however, curling up with a good book and a blanket can make any off day a great day!