Natalie Emig Broekman Athlete Profile

Natalie Emig Broekman

Natalie Emig Broekman
Position: All Around Height: 5-5 Roster Years: 1996-1999 Hometown: Tempe


  • 1996 NACGGC-W Second Team Balance Beam


Parents: Joe and Lori Emig
Husband: David Broekman
Family: Middle of five children ... father (La Crosse) and mother (track and field) were both BYU athletes
Hobbies: Cooking, swimming, diving, doing ceramics and watching NBA (Phoenix Suns) and college basketball
Favorite movies: "The Fugitive" and "Patch Adams" and "A Time to Kill"
Favorite music: Country
Favorite actors: Harrison Ford & Meg Ryan
Favorite book: Hamlet
Favorite colors: Green and blue
Non-sports hero: Her father because, "he faces so many challenges, yet continues to work hard and takes care of all his responsibilities." And her mother because, "she is an outstanding example of hard work."
Favorite event: beam because, "it's exciting, challenging and totally fun. I'm able to express my strengths and hide my weaknesses on beam."

Before BYU

Coached by Roe Kreutzer, Kim Neal and Lisa Spini at the Arizona Twisters club in Tempe, Arizona ... member of the U.S. National Team from 1992-1994 ... won the all-around titles at the Regional Elite Championships, the Winter Sun Invitational and the Cinco de Mayo tournament in 1993 ... finished second at the 1994 Friendship Invitational and third in the U.S. Classic in all-around ... has been a demonstrator for the United States Gymnastic Federation, the Federation of International Gymnastics and U.S. Synchronized Swimming ... has high scores of 9.85 (beam), 9.75 (floor and vault) and 9.65 (bars).


Coach's Comments: Has really developed into a fine gymnast and person ... real concern for team ... could be great NCAA all-arounder ... will lead team in competition.

1996 | Freshman Year

recorded BYU's best score of the season on bars (9.925) ... scored 9.85 or better on each of her three events (bars, beam and floor) ... missed only three of 37 routines all season

1997 | Sophomore Year

hit career-best 9.9 on floor, tied career-best 9.875 on beam and hit season-high 9.875 on beam ... all season-bests came in final regular-season meet of the year against Utah.

1998 | Junior Year

competed in all-around for the first time ... co-Cougar of the Meet at Utah State with a career-best 39.0 in the all-around ... took 2nd in bars at NCAA Midwest Regional with a 9.875

1999 | Senior Year

team captain