WAITE Lennie < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Scotland   
Gender Women
Born 04 Feb 1986 in Paisley, SCO
Height1.73 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Family Husband Matt
Residence Austin, TX, USA
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Consultant, Writer
Languages English
Higher education Economics - Rice University: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She got into athletics while studying at Rice University in the United States, having initially joined the university on a football scholarship.
Why this sport? An athletics coach at Rice University spotted her potential for the sport.
Club / Team Rogue Athletics Club: Austin, TX, USA
Name of coach Steve Sisson [club], USA
General Interest
Hobbies Travelling. (Twitter profile, 29 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career Her coach at Rice University, Jim Bevin. "He believed in me so much. At the start, I couldn't run 40 minutes straight, but he told me I could do it." (scotlandonsunday.com, 24 May 2009)
Injuries She injured her femur while training in Kenya in 2012, which kept her out of action until February 2013. (runnerslife.co.uk, 28 Jun 2013)

In 2010, stomach issues and a metatarsal [foot] injury forced her to return to the United States for treatment during a period of training in England. (statesman.com, 26 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is." (lenniewaite.com, 2015)
Other sports She played football at collegiate level in the United States of America. (scotsman.com, 15 Jun 2014)
Famous relatives Her father, Barry, was a member of the US rugby team. (scotsman.com, 15 Jun 2014)
Ambitions To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (lenniewaite.com, 19 Feb 2016)
Other information DOCTORATE DEGREE
In addition to her bachelor degree from University of Rice, she has obtained a doctorate [PhD] in industrial and organisational psychology from the University of Houston. (lenniewaite.com, 19 Feb 2016)

APPEAL FAILURE
She was omitted from the Great Britain team for the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China, and unsuccessfully appealed the decision. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Aug 2015)

OCCUPATION
She works as a sport psychology consultant in the United States of America. Previously she has worked as a research associate at the centre for workplace and community health within St. Mary's University College, London. (LinkedIn profile, 25 Jan 2016)

FROM EUROPE TO THE UNITED STATES
Her family moved to Austin, TX, United States of America when she was age seven, after living in Scotland, Switzerland and Singapore previously. "When I was young my parents and I were constantly moving around the world because of my dad's job." (austin360.com, 28 Jul 2010, riceowls.com, 27 Sep 2007)