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Team(s): Paratriathlon


Hometown: Harbor Springs, Mich.
Resides: Los Angeles, Calif.
College: UCLA
Height: 4'8"
Weight: 78 lbs
Birthdate: 8/18/1988 (26)
Birthplace: Nanjing, China

Triathlon Career: Member of the 2011 USA Paratriathlon National Team • Earned bronze for her fourth straight world championship medal at the 2011 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Beijing, China, on Sept. 9 • Part of a U.S. sweep of the TRI-2 podium • TRI-2 runner-up at the 2011 Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship in New York City on Aug. 7 • Three-time silver medalist (2007, 2008, 2010) at ITU Paratriathlon World Championship in the TRI-2 category • Three-time runner-up at the Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship (2007, 2008, 2011) and was third in 2009 • Finished fourth at the 2010 Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship.

Athletic Background: Played three years of varsity golf and two years of junior varsity tennis in high school.

Parents are Joe and Susi Bassett • Has two younger siblings, a brother, Carter, and a sister, Palmer • Entering her fourth year at UCLA as a sociology major • Began participating in triathlon because she wanted to remain fit and experience a total mind, body and spirit makeover • Says the sport has completely transformed her life and given her unimaginable inner strength and courage.