Further Personal Information
||Newmarket, ON, CAN
||French, German, English
||Psychology - Michigan State University: East Lansing, MI, USA
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started at the University of Toronto in 1994 when she was 17 years old.
|Club / Team
||Mississauga Track and Field Club: Mississauga, ON, CAN
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
|Coach from what year?
||Miami Beach, FL
||Stix (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
||Reading, thinking of deep questions and conversing about them, volunteering [social work], playing instruments and thinking of pranks or practical jokes to play on someone. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning silver at the World University Games in 2001 World University Games and the 2007 Pan-American Games. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Jumping 1.90m for the first time and setting the meet record at the Penn Relays. "It was a huge barrier for me to cross." (Athlete, 28 Jan 2000)
|Most influential person in career
||Her mum. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
||She tore her patella in 2002, achille tears in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and suffered 2nd degree ankle sprains in 2004 and 2008. In 2009 she suffered a gastrocenmius muscle tear and a SI joint dysfunction. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
She suffered from an Achilles tendinitis injury in 1997. (mgoblue.com, 18 Jan 2002)
She tore the attachment to her Achilles at the Pan American Games in 1999. The year before, she pulled her right hamstring one month before the 1998 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 28 Jan 2000)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||Must drink a glass of red wine the night before a competition. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Whether you think you can or think you can't you are probably right." (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
|Awards and honours
||She won the 1999 Big Ten Athlete of the Year award. (mgoblue.com, 18 Jan 2002)
||She hopes to complete a masters in biomechanics. Designing shoes is a great interest of hers and she hopes to follow that interest into business. (canoe.ca, 18 Jan 2002)
In addition to her degree from Michigan State University she also has a masters degree in exercise and sports psychology from the University of Texas. (Team Canada Pan American Guide 2007)
She spends her spare time mentoring young girls and volunteer coaches at sports camps in an attempt to spread "fun and sports" to children. (Team Canada Pan American Guide 2007)
She had her finishing position upgraded to bronze at the 1999 Pan American Games when the competition winner tested positive for a performance enhancing substance. (canoe.ca, 18 Jan 2002)