2016 Olympic team in 3-meter and 3-meter synchro
3-time USA Diving national champion
2013 World Championship team member
2014 Schedule (major events)
World Cup trials
Hopefully 2014 World Cup
Chocolate and peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter!)
Home in Grinnell, IA
Favorite Quote / Motto To Live By
Never, ever give up!!
Who Inspires You and Why
My mother and father because they were elite athletes and Olympic hopefuls and they are the reason why I aspired to compete at the level I’m at now. I admire their coaching philosophy and I believe they have followed this philosophy as parents as well.
David Boudia, Olympic gold medalist on 10-meter platform, because he demonstrates the ability to perform well through adversity no matter what the circumstances. He is a great example of always pursuing his ultimate potential and that there is always room for improvement, no matter how close to perfection you may be.
My current coach, Todd Waikel, encourages me to become a stronger person mentally everyday in practice. He has pushed me beyond my perceived limits and it has helped me tremendously to be prepared for whatever comes before me. He has inspired me to embrace change, pain, mental blocks, and stress and to turn it into a blessing in disguise because no one can live an easy life and be happy. He’s taught me that life needs to a rollercoaster so that the rock bottom lows make the ultimate highs and successes so much more enjoyable.
3 Things You Might Not Know About Me
1. I dove with the Spanish national team while studying abroad in Madrid, Spain.
2. The only TV show I watch is reruns of Gilmore Girls.
3. I have weekly lunch dates with my best friend at Bruegger’s Bagels.
Community / Non-profit Organizations I Support
Drake Community Library
First Presbyterian Church
Grinnell Kiwanis Club
Grinnell Lions Club
Grinnell State Bank
Favorite Eco Lips
Mongo Kiss - Peppermint
One World Eco Tube - Mango Ginger