Emma Calvert of Fremont High wins Gatorade Award for women’s basketball in Utah

Calvert is the first Fremont daughter to win the award in her sport.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Emma Calvert of Fremont celebrates as Fremont defeats Herriman High School in the 6A Women’s Basketball State Championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday March 6, 2021.

Emma Calvert herself had the entire senior season with the Fremont High School girls’ basketball team.

She helped the Silverwolves go undefeated in their region for the fourth straight season. She helped the Silverwolves win a 6A State Championship – the team’s second in four years – and a 26-0 season. She led the team with 17.3 points per game and a 63.1% field goal percentage.

Calvert added to her stellar season last week when she was named the Gatorade Women’s Basketball Player of the Year in Utah. She is the first from Fremont to win the award for her sport.

“I was really excited,” Calvert said of the award win. “I had been hoping for this award for a while.

Calvert joins accomplished basketball players who won the award for their condition, such as Maya Moore, Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker.

“I have a lot of respect for all of these women who won it and then did some really amazing things in their careers,” Calvert said. “I just hope I can follow in their footsteps [and] I can do something amazing with my college career and improve myself from now on. “

Calvert will be playing basketball at BYU this coming season and is excited about the level of play that awaits her.

“I’m surrounded by a lot of really talented athletes and girls who are just willing to put in the same time and effort,” Calvert said while acknowledging the great quality of the players on the Fremont squad. “I’m just excited to go meet new people and have a great team.”

Fremont’s success saw him compete at the GEICO National Championships in April, where he fell to Westlake of Atlanta, Ga. But that experience is just one of many experiences Calvert will always remember as a member of the Silverwolves.

Calvert also thanked her teammates and coaches for putting her in position to win the Gatorade Award.

“I’m really happy and just grateful for this and for all the people who helped me achieve this,” Calvert said. “I couldn’t have had this on my own.”

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