Hometown: Belmont, Mass.
Q: What was your involvement in swimming like before coming to Union?
A: I swam for a small club team at home for two years and I swam for my high school team.
Q: What is the proudest moment in your swimming career so far?
A: In high school, I think my proudest moment was when my relay team broke the school’s record for the 200-meter medley relay; that was really awesome. My proudest moment at Union has been beating Hamilton. We worked really hard for it and it was a big accomplishment for our team.
Q: What is your goal for this season?
A: My goal is to drop time on my 100-meter breaststroke and 200-meter breaststroke.
Q: What is it like when you are standing behind the block getting ready for a race? How do you mentally prepare yourself?
A: Even though I have been swimming for so long, I still get really nervous when I am behind the block. But, having teammates around is definitely super helpful; I know they are going to be cheering me on. I know that I’ve worked hard for what I’m doing and I just tell myself putting forth my best effort is all I can do.
Q: What is your favorite stroke and why?
A: My favorite stroke is breaststroke and my favorite event is the 200-meter breaststroke and the medley relay. I like the breaststroke because I have the most experience with it. Also, I really like the relays because I like being on teams and having three other girls to compete with.
Q: What do you do as a team to enhance team spirit?
A: I don’t know how anyone would be able to get through practices without having a big team surrounding them. The practices are really hard so having a bunch of teammates to help you get through it mentally is really helpful.
Q: What is your favorite food at Union?
A: The French fries at West are pretty bomb.