Tracey Emberley was a three-sport athlete at Napa High in basketball, volleyball and track, and added softball in her senior year. She played on the varsity basketball team as a ninth grader at Ridgeview Junior High. Emberley played on the undefeated 1981-82 varsity MEL championship volleyball team as a sophomore, earned All-MEL honors as a junior for the MEL co-championship team and was honorable mention All-MEL as a senior. In track, Emberley went to the Section meet as a sophomore and went to the Sac Joaquin Section finals in the 300 intermediate hurdles as a junior. As a senior, she made it to the Nor-Cal state meet recording a record time. This record still stands 15 years later at 45.1. She ran track again her senior year in college as a heptathlete and earned All-American for the 4×400. As a three-year starter for the Napa High basketball team, Emberley was All-County and All-MEL in both her junior and senior years, and All-Region as a senior. According to one article, she shot an impressive 46% from the guard position as a senior. Some of Emberley’s high school athletic honors include: Most Improved Basketball Award 1980-81, Most Inspirational Player 1981-82, co-captain and co-MVP 1982-83, co-captain, All-Wine Valley Tourney, co-MVP 1983-84 and the Napa Valley KVON Athlete of the year 1984. Emberley was student body president, Homecoming Queen, and a three-year choir member, which included an International Choir competition in Vienna, Austria. Emberley continued her education at Napa College, Cal State Fullerton and Azusa Pacific University, where she again excelled in basketball. She was a member of the J.C. Championship team, named All-Conference two years in college and was also captain. Emberley also continued her volleyball, softball and track careers during her college years. She was also Homecoming Queen at Azusa Pacific.