*2010 U.S. champion
*Three-time U.S. silver medalist (2008, '09, '11)
*2006 U.S. junior silver medalist, 2005 U.S. novice champion
*2008 World Junior champion
*Owns four Grand Prix Series silver medals (2008 Cup of Russia, 2009 Skate America, 2010 NHK Trophy, 2010 Skate America)
2013 SEASON NOTES
SP Music: "Contrabajissimo" by Astor Piazzolla
FS Music: Music from The Firebird by Stravinsky
FS costume designed by Lilya Dukler.
Began skating at age 4 after watching a summer skating show ... Her dad took her to the local mall to shop for a birthday gift for her grandfather, and they came home with skating lessons instead of a gift ... Was the 2004 U.S. intermediate pairs champion with former partner Andrew Speroff ... Formerly coached by Tom Zakrajsek and Becky Calvin (2001-11), Cindy Sullivan and Robi Chalmers (2000-01) and Tiffany Mayes and Suzy Semanick Schurman (1997-2000).
Parents are Jody, a retired molecular biologist, and Jim, a biochemical engineer ... Studying biology (pre-medicine) at Stanford ... Awarded the Cheyenne Mountain High School Athletic Excellence Award in 2008 and 2010 ... Received Colorado Springs Sports Corporation High School Champion award 2008-10 ... Member of U.S. Figure Skating Scholastic Honors Team in 2009 and 2010 ... National AP Scholar ... Recipient of Colorado Springs Class of 2010 "Best and Brightest" Award ... One of two 2010 recipients of Broadmoor Rotarian College Scholarship ... Recipient of the Presidential Fitness Award ... Spokesperson for Reading Is Fundamental, the largest and oldest non-profit reading program in the country ... Also supports Phoenix Scholar Mentor and Heart Health and Research (through her sorority Alpha Phi) ... Skates in several benefit shows including Skate for Hope, An Evening on Ice, An Evening with Champions and Skate for a Cure ... National spokesperson for the United States Anti-Doping Agency and its educational "I Compete Clean" campaign ... Has Old English sheepdogs, Ethel and Fred.
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IN MY WORDS
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I would be a skier! And still going to school at Stanford and working hard!
I look up to ... people who are true to who they are and stand up for things in which they believe.
My favorite thing about being a figure skater is ... traveling all over the world (except when I come back to a lot of homework).
The best moment of my figure skating career thus far was ... going to the Olympics in 2010!
I manage my pre-skate jitters by ... listening to relaxing music.
My favorite thing about performing is ... when the crowd gets on its feet before a skater finishes performing - it's one of the best feelings!
After I'm done skating, I want to ... survive medical school and hopefully figure out which division of medicine I would like to pursue (orthopedics, sports med...not sure yet!)
My hobbies are ... enjoying free time when I have it!
My figure skating heroes are ... Dorothy Hamill, John Curry and Lori Nichol.
I don't have any superstitions or rituals now ... but when I was younger, I used to eat a couple M&Ms the same color as my dress for a little boost of energy.
Something most people don't know about me is ... I was a Sun Spirit for my dorm this year. Sun Spirits are a part of dorm government. We would make posters and get cupcakes for people's birthdays, go to sporting events and make banners and organize social events like reunions and banquets. It was so much fun.
Way to condition off ice: Hiking "the Dish" on Stanford's campus
Way to relax: Head to the beach
Skating maneuver: Ina Bauer
Programs of my career: My East of Eden short program and my Firebird free skate from 2011-12. They were breakout programs for me, and showed different aspects of my skating.
Meal: Homemade pasta (homemade anything now that I'm in college)
TV genres: Sitcom, drama, sports
Sports team: Any Stanford team, Boston Red Socks, San Jose Sharks
Gloves or No Gloves
Short Program or Free Skate
Homecooking or Restaurant
Spin or Jump
Trail or Treadmill
Rental or Theater
Pre-competition nap: Yes
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