Team USA Years: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Hometown: Alexandria VA
Current residence: Alexandria VA
When did you begin skating: 7 years old
Current skating club/Coach: Skaters’ Edge of Greater Virginia/Andrea Aracu
Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Edea, US Skates
Occupation, current employer: Full time College Student and assistant in teaching group skating lessons
High school attended: West Potomac High School
Year of graduation: 2011
Location of high school: Alexandria VA
Sports you competed in while in high school (include number of years): USA Roller sports ( 4 years), Track and Field (3 years), Ballet (4 years)
Other high school activities: Member of the National Honor Society and the German Language Honor Society, High School recognition award for Dedicated Community Service, 2011 Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Certificate of Excellence for Peer Mediation Award, and Certificate of Excellence for the U.S. Figure Skating, Gold Level Achievement
College: University of Mary Washington 2011-Present
Major: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology
University of Delaware 2014-2015
Associates of Science in Agriculture and Natural Resources Graduated Magna Cum Laude 2015
Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): USA Roller sports (4 years) and Intercollegiate Ice Skating team (University of Delaware 2014-2015)
Other college activities: National Society of Collegiate Scholars member and Chi Beta Phi Math and Science Honor Society
Team USA Sport Accomplishments: 9 time World Team member, World Silver medalist for World Class Inline ladies 2009,2010,2011,2012, Bronze Medalist 2013, and Gold Medalist 2014.
12 time National Champion:
2005 Elementary Girls Inline free skating Champion
World Class Inline Ladies National Champion 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.
18 time National Medalist and First place at Southeastern Regional Competition from 2004-2015.
Awards and honors received in roller sports: Received the USARS 2011 and 2014 Artistic Skater of the Year Award during the Hall of Fame reception.
Other Awards and honors received outside of roller sports: Cobra track team award for endurance runs (800m-1500m). Silver medalist in the 800 meter. 2012 National Collegiate Skating Champion. 2013 State Games of America Figure skating Senior ladies champion. 2014 and 2015 University of Delaware Intercollegiate figure skating team champions, and USFSA 2015 Eastern Great Lakes Junior Ladies Regional Champion.
Special Olympics skating volunteer—developed programs, prepared skaters for competitions, and encouraged good sportsmanship.
Other sports you currently participate in: I enjoy running although I no longer compete in Track. I also ice skate and regularly participate in Pilates classes for core strengthening.
Career goals: I aspire to help improve the efficiency of farming to support the growth of healthy food worldwide.
Future goals you hope to obtain as a skater: I strive everyday as I practice to improve my skating skills-speed, endurance, and grace. I would love to continue to make the World team and encourage others to skate and help them appreciate the fun and challenges of skating.
Favorite sports figure: Carolina Kostner
Favorite food before a competition: A banana and Peanut butter –yes this is true J
Favorite movie: Harry Potter movies
Favorite place to shop: Lululemon
Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: A random assortment of oldies and top 40 countdown
Favorite possession: Memories of skating competitions and good times with friends and family.
Favorite hobbies: Running, reading, ice skating, exploring the outdoors, and hanging out with friends.
If you could pick one word to describe you, what would it be: Persistent
What makes you a unique and special person: I am quite and deliberate in my studies and practices, but I always feel really good at the close of each day because I know I have worked hard and tried my best and hopefully along the way I positively influenced a stranger, friend, or family member.
Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My Parents and my brothers. They have supported me in every practice and competition, through the ups and downs.
Father’s name: Mike Motley
Father’s occupation: Retired
Mother’s name: Christie Motley
Mother’s occupation: CPA and auditor of the Government Accountability Office
Brothers: Matt Motley and Collin Motley
Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: Collin Motley (my little brother) has competed in USARS events since 2009. He is the current 2015 World Class Inline Mens champion, Freshman/Sophomore A Mens champion, and Jrwc Mens silver medalist.