Name: Emma Baranski

Awards/Honors: 2013 East Zone Athlete of the Year, USA Synchro Athletes Executive Committee VP, Senior East Zone Representative, National Honor Society, Hamden Arts Award, John and Edna DeLeon Scholarship, Aquiana of the Year, Kim Miller Scholarship

Athletic Achievements: 2013 UANA Pan American Championships Solo 2nd; 2013 U.S. Junior National Championships Solo 1st; 2012 U.S. Junior National Championships Solo 3rd, Figures 3rd, Team 5th, Duet 5th, Combo 6th; 2011 UANA Pan American Championships Solo 2nd, Duet 2nd, Team 2nd

Getting to know Emma Baranski

Best book you've ever read: “The Help” 

Favorite food: Ice cream 

Favorite movie: “You've Got Mail”

Favorite TV show: “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Bachelor” 

Biggest athletic thrill: Winning solo at Junior Nationals 

Favorite sport to watch: Baseball ... Go Red Sox 

Your pre-competition ritual: Crack my knuckles 

Sport you would be competing in if not for synchro: Figure skating 

What do you like to do in your spare time? Dance, shop, hang out with family and friends, bake, watch movies, go to the beach, try to play the ukulele 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Hawaii

What is your favorite room in your house and why? The kitchen because my house always has guests over and everyone always hangs out in the kitchen. 

What is the one luxury item that you could not do without? Couch

Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person? Night person... NOT a morning person 

What is your hometown best known for? Having good pizza 

What reality show would you be best on? “Survivor” 

What is your pet peeve? Unorganized people 

What is your motto? Do what makes you happy