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" Anything worth having is worth working for. "
" You get this feeling in bobsled, like a combination of excitement, anxiety, and pure nervousness, and you get that combination only very few times. "
" I grew up in Douglasville, Georgia. My father played football for the Atlanta Falcons. We lived a bunch of places when I was younger. I was born in California. We lived in Chicago for a little bit, and finally, we ended up in Georgia. "
" The Lord calls us to love everybody. "
" Being southern and doing bobsled was difficult from the standpoint that I had no idea how to handle the cold and how to dress in the cold, let alone warm up and compete in the cold - so it was a definite shock. I didn't even own a coat when I first started bobsledding! "
" My dad was a Marine, my aunt is still in the Navy, and my grandfathers both served. So, it's a huge honor for me to represent my country in any way I can. "
" The biggest thing for me is keeping my hair moisturized. My go-tos are the Pantene Gold Series Hydrating Butter Cream and Intense Hydrating Oil. "
" My father's NFL dreams never really felt like motivation to me, but it was something to aspire to. He was such a great athlete, the least I could do is try and use my athletic talent to represent my country in a different way. He represented as a Marine. Maybe I could do something to represent as an athlete. "
" I love driving the sled more than anything. "
" I trash talk all the time. "
" I really, really wanted to be an Olympian. My parents knew about this dream of mine, and they suggested I try my hand at bobsled. They'd seen it on TV at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 and thought it would be a good sport for me. "
" I went to college, George Washington University, and played softball there. I also played professionally but with the real goal of being an Olympian and making the Olympic team. "
" Bobsled is a universal sport, and most people don't know that. Anybody can slide down a hill. "
" I'll do whatever I need to do to bring more athletes to the sport. "
" The Midland community is huge into softball. They have a lot of competitive men's teams. We played at a beautiful stadium, and our games would be packed every weekend. I'm pretty sure people have my signature on softballs and they don't even know. Because we would just sign so many autographs all of the time. "
" People say a two-man sled is like driving a racecar, and a four-man is like driving a truck. And it feels that way. "
" Love can overcome everything. "
" Find your passion, set a goal, go to work, evaluate, reassess, and repeat. "
" I'm not sure I'll ever love softball as much as bobsled. It's like having children: you don't love one more than the other, you just love them differently, and that's how my love for softball is vs. my love of bobsled - two totally different sports with different personalities. "
" I'm not big on protein shakes - I think they're pretty gross, actually - so I have to make sure I eat enough meat, fish, and other good protein sources. "
" Bobsledding is an expensive sport. "
" For most people, they only thing they know about bobsled is 'Cool Runnings.' Well, 'Cool Runnings' was, of course, four men in a bobsled, and four-man is considered the highlight of our sport. It's what everybody knows. It's what everybody watches. And it's the big dog of our sport. "
" Oh my gosh, cheat meals I could go on and on about. "
" Bobsledding is like sprinting with NASCAR. You get to push these 400-pound sleds as fast as you can down a hill and hop in. How could you not enjoy that? "
" In Sochi, I felt like I lost a gold. "
" All growing up, the outside world wants to tell you what you can and cannot do as a female - what sports are acceptable, what sports are appropriate, what is appropriate to study, what is appropriate to say. But luckily, I have a strong family, and my mom is the most amazing mom in the world. She never let me worry about biases. "
" I'm a representative of something that's greater than myself. I'm not just representing myself or my country: I'm representing Christ and what He's done through me. "
" Bobsleigh is best for athletes who are fast and strong, which were my strengths in softball. "
" If one little girl who looks like me picks up a winter sport because she sees me, that's all anybody could ever ask for. "
" There's times when I'll be out in the middle of the track, standing in the curve, and I'll just laugh. 'What the heck am I doing right now? I'm sliding down the hill at crazy speeds and standing in freezing cold weather.' "
" Having my dad play for the Falcons, what it did was really to expose me to a whole bunch of other elite-level athletes, which I think gives me an advantage and allowed me to understand what goes into sports. It is more than going out onto the field and going out onto the ice and competing. "