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About

Started skating at age 5 because her mom took her to group lessons to see if she would enjoy skating ... Is the oldest of three children ... Both siblings are athletic; her sister plays premier soccer and softball, and her brother plays premier soccer and select baseball ... Mother is a special education teacher and father is a systems engineer ... Formerly skated pairs with John "Mac" Kern in 2003 ... Begins her first year at Seattle Pacific University and will be considered a sophomore because of her involvement in the Running Start Program (dual college and high school credit) ... Member of National Junior Honor Society (2003-04) and National Honor Society (2006-07) ... Volunteers at her rink (Highland Ice Arena), helps out at Highland SC's annual "Blades on Ice" competition, participates in the Relay for Life and is a "Link Leader" (mentor to younger students) at her school ... Got involved in the Relay for Life because her grandmother lost her battle with cancer in 2001 and her mother is a cancer survivor since 1987 ... Also supports the Arthritis Foundation through the Jingle Bell Run ... Hobbies are boating, learning American Sign Language, playing with her dog, playing basketball with her little brother and watching Seattle Mariners games on TV with her family ... Has a passion for boating with her family ... Loves going to her grandma's house on Orcas Island, where she and her family swim, kayak and go crabbing ... Biggest life-defining moment is landing her double Axel ... Would like to get a job in the sports medicine/athletic training field after her skating career ... Was off the ice recently for two months after injuring her right shin ... Would like to meet Lance Armstrong because he is such a strong, determined individual and she really enjoys reading his books ... Listens to country music, including Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley ... Says she always gets asked if she is related to Sarah or Emily Hughes because they share the same last name.

Favorite TV shows: Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives
Favorite movie: The Holiday
Favorite charity/cause: Relay for Life (benefits the American Cancer Society)
Favorite celebrity: Patrick Dempsey
Favorite book: The Eagle's Shadow by Nora Martin
Favorite web site: www.yahoo.com
Favorite food: Almonds
Favorite drink: Fresca

Season Notes

  • Will make her senior debut internationally.

    SP music: Franz Schubert's "Arpeggione Sonata in A minor" performed by Hai-Ye Ni
    FS music: "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G minor, Op. 33" by Dvorak
    Costumes designed by Lauren Sheehan

    Goals are to return to the U.S. Championships at the senior level and place in the Top 10. Would also like to earn a level four footwork sequence and level four spins.
  • Will skate as a senior nationally and a junior internationally

    SP music: "Hymn to Hope" by Secret Garden
    FS music: "Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major" by E.W. Korngold
    Costume designer is Lauren Sheehan.

    Goals are to have a strong debut in the Junior Grand Prix Series as well as in her first year as a senior, to improve her levels, and to qualify for the State Farm U.S. Championships.

Competitive History

  • 2012 - U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships - 1st
  • 2009 - AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 16th
  • 2009 - Pacific Coast Regional - 4th
  • 2009 - Northwest Pacific Regional - 1st
  • 2008 - Nebelhorn Trophy - 13th
  • 2008 - U.S. Figure Skating Championships - 14th
  • 2008 - Northwest Pacific Regional - 1st
  • 2007 - Junior Grand Prix Final, Gdansk - 8th
  • 2007 - Junior Grand Prix (Bulgaria) - 1st
  • 2007 - Junior Grand Prix (Romania) - 1st
  • 2007 - International Challenge Cup, Junior - 3rd
  • 2007 - State Farm U.S. Championships, Junior - 6th
  • 2007 - Pacific Coast Sectional, Junior - 3rd
  • 2007 - Northwest Pacific Regional, Junior - 2nd
  • 2006 - North American Challenge Skate (Vancouver), Novice - 4th
  • 2006 - State Farm U.S. Championships, Novice - 8th
  • 2006 - Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice - 3rd
  • 2006 - Northwest Pacific Regional, Novice - 1st
  • 2005 - Pacific Coast Sectional, Novice - 7th
  • 2005 - Northwest Pacific Regional, Novice - 2nd
  • 2004 - Northwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate - 1st
  • 2003 - Northwest Pacific Regional, Intermediate - 1st
  • 2002 - Northwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 1st
  • 2001 - Northwest Pacific Regional, Juvenile - 3rd