University of Iowa Athletics

#12 Emily Bushman

Height 5-8
Class Sr.
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Naperville North

2019 as a senior

  • Appeared in 15 matches and 35 total sets.
  • Amassed 25 digs and seven assists.

2018 as a Junior

  • Appeared in 25 matches with one start
  • Saw playing time against SMU and Belmont on Aug. 25 and Aug. 26
  • Notched one dig against No. 21 Colorado on Sept. 1
  • Contributed 2 aces and 6 digs vs. Michigan State
  • Recorded 7 digs vs. Indiana
  • Registered 8 digs vs. No. 12 Purdue
  • Recorded 2 digs and 1 ace vs. Maryland
  • Tallied 1 dig and 1 ace vs. Ohio State
  • Tallied perfect receiving percentages seven times in 2018, including in four of her final five matches. (55 total attempts)
  • Finished the season with aces in five consecutive matches

2017 as a Sophomore

  • Appeared in 11 matches
  • Had two digs against Northwestern on Oct. 21
  • Chipped in three digs against Indiana State on Sept. 2
  • Had two digs against Wright State on Aug. 25

2016 as a Freshman

  • Appeared in four matches
  • Played in Big Ten victory at Rutgers on Nov. 4
  • Saw action in 4-1 win over Western Illinois and 4-1 win vs. Loyola-Chicago

High School

  • Two-time all-conference selection out of Naperville North High School
  • Earned all-area recognition and her team’s MVP award as a senior
  • Two-time FIGHT Award (Intensity, Guts, Hardwork, and Teamwork) recipient
  • Three-year varsity athlete
  • Helped her team to a pair of regional championships in 2013 and 2015 and two conference championships in 2013 and 2014
  • Holds the second-most digs in a career record
  • Played club for Sports Performance under head coach Rick Butler
  • Helped her club team to three ninth-place finishes at AAU Nationals for U15, U16, and U18
  • Three-time academic all-conference honoree
  • An Illinois State Scholar
  • Earned the six semester 4.0 award


  • Born September 9, 1997
  • Daughter of Stacey and Chris Bushman
  • Has one sister, Allison, who is a gymnast at Yale