Birthday: February 16, 1989
Hometown: Springfield, MO
Current Residence: West Jordan, UT
Coach: Stephen Gough
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:
2010- 2013 World Championship team
2012, Silver in the women's 3000m relay
WORLD CUP HISTORY:
2010- 2013 World Cup team
Five-time World Cup 3000m relay medalist (1 gold, 3 silver, 1 bronze)
OLYMPIC TRIALS HISTORY:
2009 Olympic Trials, 10th place overall
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY:
2012, 2nd place overall
2011, 4th place overall
2010, 4th place overall
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE 2013-14 SEASON?
1. Make the 2013- 2014 World Cup and World Championship team
2. Make the 2014 Olympic Team, and win a gold medal
HOW DID YOU GET INTO SPEEDSKATING?
I started out inline speed skating in Missouri when I was 3. I decided to make the switch to ice in 2008 when I decided that I wanted to take another adventure and try to make the U.S. Olympic Team in Short Track Speedskating.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SPEEDSKATING MOMENT?
Winning a silver medal at the 2012 World Championships in the 3000m Relay.
WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST STRENGTH ON THE ICE?
WHAT IS A CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME?
Transitioning from Inlines to ice was not as easy as I thought it would be. The technique is completely different and the training is much more intense. I am still trying to learn the technique.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF SPEEDSKATING?
The adrenaline rush that it gives me.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CHEAT FOOD?
Chick Fil A
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
Relax, Watch Movies, Play Golf, and Skype with my family.
WHO IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
My father is my Idol. He has been my biggest fan and supporter since I was three years old. He makes me want to be a better person, and I would consider him my best friend.
WHAT IS A TRAINING TIP THAT YOU WOULD GIVE TO OTHERS?
No matter how hard it is or how tired you are, finish!