Further Personal Information
||Political Science - Northwestern University: Evanston, IL, USA
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She began fencing in 2003.
|Why this sport?
||"I was in a leg cast for a broken tibia and had lots of TV time. I saw The Three Musketeers movie the day before I walked into a gym to take up a sport to rehabilitate my leg. At age nine, I chose fencing because my mother explained it was similar to being a musketeer."
|Club / Team
||Tyshler Fencing School: Johannesburg, RSA
|Name of coach
||Gennady Tyshler; Kornel Udvarhelyi
||Watching movies, philosophy, travel, going to coffee shops. (nusports.com, 20 Oct 2015)
|Hero / Idol
||Diplomat Josef Korbel. (nusports.com, 20 Oct 2015)
||She broke the tibia in her left leg at age nine. (nusports.com, 13 Nov 2015)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||She does a long stretching session while listening to music before she competes. (nusports.com, 20 Oct 2015)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"You need to go into [an event] thinking you deserve it, no matter what. It took me a while to learn that. You need that confidence. It's not about being cocky, it's about being smart and assuming victory." (nusports.com, 13 Nov 2015)
She holds citizenship for both South Africa and the United States of America. (nusports.com, 20 Oct 2015)