Karensa Tjoa


Name: Karensa Tjoa

Awards/Honors: 4.0 GPA

Goal: Senior National Team 2013-2014, Olympic Games 2016

Athletic Achievements: 2013 UANA Pan American Championships Team 1st; 2013 SwimOutlet.com U.S. Junior National Championships Team 1st, Duet 1st; 2012 US Jr Nationals Team 2nd, Duet 4th; 2011 US Jr Nationals Team 5th, Duet 6th; 2010 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 2nd, Duet 1st; 2009 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 2nd; 2008 eSynchro Age Group Championships Team 3rd, Trio 1st, Duet 2nd

Getting to know Karensa Tjoa

Favorite food: Thai food

Least favorite food: Crab

Favorite movie: “The Lorax”

Top songs on your iPod: “100 Years” by Five for Fighting

Biggest athletic thrill: Finishing a routine, knowing that I gave it everything that I had

Sport you would be competing in if not for synchro: Speed Swimming

One thing about me that would surprise most people: I have double-jointed pinkies.

Favorite animal: Cat

Name a few things that most people do not know about you. I was born in Kurashiki, Japan, and moved to the U.S. when I was 2. I started playing the violin when I was 4, but I don’t play much anymore. I still listen to CDs for my car instead of plugging in my iPod.

What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to read, write, cook, and spend time with my friends and family.

Are you a morning person, afternoon person or night person? I am more of a morning person. I like having the whole day ahead of me to fit in what I need/want to do.

What is your favorite subject in school? English and Environmental Science

If you could have one super power, what would it be? Time travel