Q. How do you feel you’ve improved as an athlete since you first started playing?
A. I feel like I have become a much better competitor. I have always been competitive, but throughout high school I have learned that just wanting to win isn’t enough, you have to work for it! I have really learned to push myself as hard as I can and not to back down from a challenge. I think that has made the biggest improvement for me as an athlete.
Q. Who do you consider your biggest role model? Why?
A. I have been very lucky to have so many great role models in my life, but I have to say I really look up to one of my volleyball club coaches and good friend Rebekah Brown. She used to play volleyball for my dad and despite having three serious ACL surgeries she continues to play volleyball, even at a collegiate level. She really set an example for me on how to work hard in order to be successful and to never give up.
Q. What experiences have you had in sports have made you the athlete you are today?
A. I have had some very close races in swimming and track such as the MIC this past year that have helped me become a better athlete. These races just come down to the final second and this has taught me to fight to the finish and to deal with pressure in any athletic experience.
Q. What is something that not everyone knows about you?
A. Not many people know that I love to go skiing! I started skiing when I was 4 and have become pretty good at it. I have even mastered a couple of double black diamonds in Colorado where my family likes to vacation.