2012 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year
2013 Highlights: Finished third at the La Paz ITU Triathlon Pan American Cup on Jan. 13.
Elite Triathlon Career: Named the 2012 USA Triathlon Rookie of the Year • Finished 2012 ranked as the No. 8 American in the ITU World Triathlon Series Rankings • Placed 15th at the 2012 Cancun ITU World Cup • Finished third at the 2012 USA Triathlon Elite National Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. • Was second at the 2012 Kelowna ITU Pan American Cup for her first career ITU podium finish • Also took fifth at the 2012 New York City Triathlon and 11th at the 2012 Hy-Vee 5150 Elite Cup.
Amateur Triathlon Career: Won the women’s 20-24 age-group title at 2011 USA Triathlon Age Group Nationals in Burlington, Vt., to earn her elite card • Placed 11th at 2011 USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals for the University of South Carolina • First triathlon was the 2010 Columbia (S.C.) Downtown Sprint Triathlon.
Athletic Background: Swam competitively as a child and participated in club swimming at South Carolina • Also played lacrosse • Was introduced to triathlon by a physical education elective at South Carolina, “Intro to Triathlon.”