Why did you choose the Tribe?
When I came on my recruiting trip I fell in love with everything about the team. The practice atmosphere, the girls, the team mentality, and the academics of the school. It was everything I was looking for in a college athletic experience.
Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
I would have to say our opening meet last season, the Lindsey Ferris Invitational at GWU. We had so much fun cheering each other on and had such a great meet. The energy was great and it was a real bonding experience for the team. I will never forget standing on the side of the floor cheering on my teammates and experiencing genuine happiness because my team was doing so great!
Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
My pre-game mental preparation is a little different than others, I like to blast music, dance around, and have a good time. I'm not the type to sit quietly and get in my "bubble", I like getting pumped up and try to get everyone else there with me!
you belong to any other clubs, groups, or organizations?
I am a member of SAAC. I joined last year and plan on doing it the rest of my college career.
What are some community activities you or your team have done?
My favorite community activity that I've done personally was I organized a St. Baldrick's event my senior year of high school. More than 50 people came out and shaved their heads to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. With my team, we've volunteered at food drives, triathlons, and club gymnastics meets in the area.
What is your intended or declared major and why?
I am a Kinesiology and Health Sciences major, I chose this because I have always been fascinated with the human body.
Describe your dream job:
My dream job would be working in a foreign country somewhere practicing medicine. I want to join the Peace Corps after college and help educate those less fortunate about their bodies and how to live a healthy life.
you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
Soccer, I played a little in high school and I love the endurance challenge of the game.
Favorite team tradition/activity and why?
Cheering all together, I love pre-meet cheers, cheering on the side lines, and most of all getting in a huddle and doing the old school "GOOOOOO TRIBE!". My teammates have pretty much unofficially nominated me as the leader for that cheer and I LOVE it.
Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Jenny, my roommate. She has the drive to succeed and I can't wait to see where and what she'll be doing. She's probably going to be the youngest chief of surgery or something like that.
What animal would best describe you and why?
A dog, they've always got your back and are always there when you need it.
What is your favorite quote or phrase?
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. --Lance Armstrong
What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
I can grub hard on just good southern cooked food, thanks Mama!
Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
Shell Pointe, North Carolina. I went there this past summer and it was the most beautiful place I'd ever been.
you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Honestly, my family. I love when my big six-person family is at the table all together, we have the best time!
Most addicting television show?
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, I can watch episode after episode and be happy.
How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
By joining the Peace Corps!
Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
I'm from the sticks of North Carolina. We grow our own vegetables, have chickens for fresh eggs, and we have a goat!
What was your most-commented Facebook post?
Probably the status I put about being fully cleared to do gymnastics after being out for 6 months, because, I tore my ACL freshman year.
What's number one on your bucket list and why?
Be fluent in at least three languages, I love people and I want to communicate with as many people in my life as possible.
What is your best non-athletic skill?
I think my people skills, I'm not afraid to talk to anyone. I think of myself as a people person and someone who is approachable!
Favorite Person to follow on Twitter?
PrincessProbz, I come from a big family so I don't consider myself a princess at all, but, these girls make me laugh with their high maintenance life styles.
What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
I hate when people say they can't do something. The gym I did gymnastics at as a little girl taught us to NEVER say the word can't. It was drilled into my head and I feel like it creates negativity that's not necessary around any athlete.
What is something you are afraid of?
Disappointing people, it's never a good feeling.
What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
Being restricted physically, I tore my ACL freshman year, my labrum my sophomore year. I just want to be healthy and do what I love, which is gymnastics!