Emily Hickmott joined quidditch her freshman year at Tufts after seeing a poster advertising for the annual Intro to Quidditch event and thought that it'd be a fun and nerdy thing to try. Emily's favorite thing about quidditch is the versatility of the game. She loves how it takes aspects from so many different sports and combines them into one unique sport. Em also loves the quidditch community as a whole; they have been very welcoming and friendly over the past year and a half and she looks forward to getting to know more quidkids over the years. Emily's favorite memory playing quidditch has to be the game Tufts played against Austin-Texas. During the game, she managed to tackle and take down one of their players.
When Emily isn't smiling or giving "hugs", you might find her hugging a random dog, or cuddling with a cat. This native New-Mexican rode horses competitively for twelve years. She competed in three day eventing, which is a combination of dressage, show jumping and cross country. For those of you who aren't hard core horse jumpers, Emily says dressage is like ballet on horses, show jumping is when you jump your horse over fences that fall down very easily, and cross country can be described as galloping at high speeds over solid objects around a course. At Tufts, Emily has played club soccer for fun, as well as tried brazilian jiu jitsu. She really likes jiu jitsu because you get to try all the moves you learn and there is very little risk of being injured.
In terms of World Cup 7, Emily is most excited to see all the friends she has made.
Tufts University Tufflepuffs, catching snitches and wrecking pitches since 2009.