2008 and 2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 (Sophomore): Outdoor - After only competing at first meet of season, received medical hardship for the season. Indoor - Threw personal-best mark in weight throw at Tyson Invitational measuring 57-5.75, placing her sixth all-time at UK ... At SEC Championships, placed eighth in the weight throw with a distance of 54-8.75.
2007 (Freshman): Outdoor - Entered her name into the UK all-time top-10 lists for the hammer ... Competing as a member of Team USA, finished fourth at Pan Am Junior Athletics Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil with a hammer throw distance of 173-1 ... Placed first in the finals of the women's hammer throw at the FinishLine USA Junior Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis with a toss of 175-11, her second consecutive hammer throw title at the Championships. ... Finished sixth at SEC Outdoors with hammer throw mark of 181-3 ... Qualified for the finals of the women's discus at SEC Outdoors finishing ninth with a personal record throw of 139-4 ... Won the women's open hammer throw title at Sea Ray Relays with regional-qualifying toss of 181-0 ... Shattered personal-best mark by nearly five feet in the hammer throw with a toss of 184-6 to notch regional-qualifying mark at Shamrock Invite. Indoor - Entered her name into the UK all-time top-10 lists for the weight throw ... Threw a collegiate-best mark of 57-2 to finish seventh in weight throw at SEC Indoors.
High School: A four-year letter winner on her high school track and field team ... Coached by Mike Judge ... A seven-time All-American in high school and a junior national champion in both the weight and hammer throws ... An all-county selection in the discus throw her junior and senior years ... Also lettered in softball her first three years of high school and in basketball her freshman year ... Member of Omicron Delta Kappa: The National Leadership Honor Society ...A Principal's Award winner in French for three years.
Personal: Full name is Emily Elizabeth Bernhardt ... Born January 26, 1988 ... Parents are Preston "Pepper" and Lori Bernhardt ... Has two brothers, Josh (26) and Ben (22) ... Majoring in English and Film Studies.
Personal Bests: Hammer Throw - 184-6; Weight Throw 57-8; Discus 139-4.