Zukowski started skating at the age of 5 after watching the 1994 Winter Olympic Games ... Participated in the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Program ... Has an older brother and younger sister ... Younger sister, Jenn, made the varsity softball team as a freshman ... Attends Newark High School ... Works in telemarketing and the learn-to-skate program ... Participates in Edge Out Cancer because her mom is a cancer survivor ... Most prized possession is her iPod ... Plays on a softball team in the spring and summer ... Would like to become a veterinarian after her skating career because of her love for animals ... Suffered from a recurring back injury last season ... Has a huge passion for music and doesn't know how she'd live without it ... Loves fettuccini Alfredo and Oreo milkshakes ... Says what sets her apart from others off the ice is "how close to the steering wheel I have to sit to see over the dashboard!" ... Would love to be on "American Idol" someday because it would mean she's a good singer ... Would like to meet Cole Hamels because she thinks he is a great competitor ... Favorite TV show is "The OC."
2007 Season NotesSP Music: TBD; FS Music: "Phantom of the Opera".
Goals are to improve on her national placement and continue to solidify her triple-triple combinations.
2006 Season NotesShort Program Music: "Le Vertigo: Rondeau - Modérément" by Joseph-Nicholas-Pancrace Royer; Free Skate Music: "Henry VIII - Dance de la Gitane" by Camille Saint-Saens and "Lawrence of Arabia" soundtrack.
Goal for the 2006-07 season are to improve on her sixth place placement from last year's U.S. Championships and have a strong international season.
2005 Season NotesShort program music: Stravinsky's "Firebird"; Free skate music: "The Three Preludes" by Gershwin
2004 Season NotesShort program music: "Nyah"; Free skate music: "Samson and Delilah"