*2008 U.S. champion
*2010 U.S. silver medalist, '11 bronze medalist
*2010 Olympian (placed fourth)
*2011 Four Continents bronze medalist
*2007 U.S. junior champion, the
*2007 Junior Grand Prix Final champion and a
*Two-time World Junior medalist (silver in 2007, bronze in '08)
Began skating at age 5 because her parents took her ice skating on a rainy day when she couldn't play golf ... Previously coached by Sashi Kuchiki, Sondra Holmes, Bob Paul, Sandy Gollihugh, Susan Austin, Charlene Wong and Frank Carroll.
Graduted Capistrano Connections Academy in 2011 ... Attends Pasadena City College ... Has two dogs named Kousuke and Twix.
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IN MY WORDS
I look up to ... my coaches. They put a lot of hard work into us as skaters. They make me want to be a better skater.
If I wasn't a figure skater ... I'd be an art student.
The best moment of my figure skating career thus far was ... winning the short program at the 2010 World Championships.
Skating manuever: Layback spin
Olympic sport: Track and Field
Beverage: Not soda
Snack: Clif Bars
TV genre: Sitcom
Gloves or No Gloves
E-Reader or Book
Jump or Spin
Theater or Rental
Homecooking or Restaurant
Treadmill or Trail
Short Program or Free Skate
Pre-competition nap: Yes
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