Joyann Barber

Roller Sports

Joyann Barber

Team USA Years: 2012, 2013

Hometown: Rialto, CA

Current residence: Highland, CA 

Personal website/journal/web log (blog) address: www.facebook.com/joyann.barber

Education: High School Graduate

High school attended: Redlands East Valley High School

Year of graduation: 2010

Location of high school: Redlands, CA

Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): Roller Skating (4 years)

Other high school activities: Yearbook Editor, Dance team at church, Sunday School Leader

College attended: Cal Poly Pomona

Year of graduation: 2014

Degree/major: Chemistry

Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): Roller Skating (3 years so far)

Occupation, current employer: Cal Poly Pomona, Departments of Science and Math; Einstein Bros. Bagel shop

Career goals: Physician Assistant in sports 

Current skating club: Holiday Artistic Skating Club of Orange

Coaches name: Billy Crowder (freestyle and figures) and Bob Leonard (figures)

When did you begin skating: 7 years old (2000)

Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: Be able to compete in combined at the World Championships

Team USA Sport Accomplishments: Placed in the top ten in JWC freeskating in 2012 

Awards, honors and statistics received in roller sports: I received academic scholarships from USARS in 2010 and 2011. National champion in 2009 (Sophomore A Freestyle) and 2012 (JWC combined), silver medalist in 2010 (Sophomore A Figures), 2011 (JWC combined), 2012 (JWC freestyle and WC combined), and 2013 (WC combined) bronze medalist in 2008 (Open A Loops) and 2013 (WC freestyle)

Other awards and/or honors received outside of roller sports: President's List for 2011-2013 at Cal Poly Pomona. Kellogg Honors College Fellowship Scholarship recipient. 

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My mom. She has always been there for me and supported me in everything I do. Without her, I definitely would not be the person I am nor will I have been able to accomplish all that I have thus far.

Favorite food before a competition: Pasta 

Favorite movie: Up

Favorite place to shop: Forever 21 

Most prized possession: Of course, my skates!

If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Dedicated

Family Information:

Father's name: John Barber  

Mother's name: Jeanne Sandford 

Brother: John Barber 

Sisters: Taryn and Nicole Sandford