Misha Averill

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PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Team USA Years: 2011, 2012, Qualified 2013, but did not attend. 2014.

Hometown: Puyallup, WA

Current residence: Puyallup, WA

Personal website/social media pages: Accepting Donations through Paypal.com; please use my email mishaa@uw.edu

When did you begin Skating:  When I was 8 years old.

Current skating club/ Coaches name:  Team Extreme/ Darin Pattison

Are you sponsored and if so, by whom: Great Lakes Skate

Occupation, current employer:   Legal Assistant at Marine View Law & Escrow

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

High school attended: Puyallup High School

Year of graduation: June 2009

Location of high school: Puyallup, WA

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

4 years Varsity Cross Country

4 years Varsity Track

Other high school activities:

ASB Treasurer; Leadership;  Played Trumpet in Symphonic concert/Pep/Marching Band; Volunteered over 300 hours my Senior year alone;  involved in every club and held a leadership position in all.

College attended: University of Washington, Seattle

Year of graduation: June 2013

Degree/major: Bachelor’s Degree with a major in American Indian Studies and a minor in Diversity Studies

Sports you competed in while in college (include number of years): Only speed skating on club team.

Other college activities: Mary Gates Leadership Scholar; UW Dean’s List; First Nations Group at UW; EOP/OMDA member; Joined a sorority- Alpha Delta Pi

ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Olympic Experience: none

Pan American/World Games/International Experience:

2005- TROPHÉE des 3 PISTES, 9th overall

2011- World Championships in Korea

2012- World Championships in Italy

Team USA awards, honors and statistics:

2011- Overall Sprint Champion

2012- Overall Sprint Champion & 1st place overall ODN

2013- Overall Overall Champion

2014- Geisingen Invitational & TROPHÉE des 3 PISTES, Qualified for 1000m  final with 4th fastest time.

2014- Team USA member to go to Argentina

Other awards, honors, and statistics in skating: Numerous Outdoor & Indoor Nationals placements over the past 15 years.

GOAL HIGHLIGHTS

Life Goal is to work hard for what I want, and to enjoy the journey!

Career goal is to attend law school in the near future, and then to practice law as an attorney!

Future goals you hope to obtain as a Skater: to not only attend a World Championships, but to medal. Same for the Olympics, one day!

FAVORITES SPOTLIGHT

Favorite sports figure: Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez

Favorite food before a competition: Sushi

Favorite music to listen to during training or competition: Anything upbeat. 

Favorite hobbies: Drawing and traveling

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

What makes you a unique and special person: Everything. I speak Navajo.

Who is the person you most admire/greatest influence in your life and why: My dad because he has instilled his values into me. He always does what is “right,” even if it is not the easy thing to do. He has taught me, you can be great if you are willing to put in the hard work. I thank him, for giving me everything I am/have today.

FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS

Father’s name:  Richard Averill  

Father’s occupation: Retired Engineer

Mother’s name: Debbie Averill

Mother’s occupation: Heavy Equipment Operator

Brothers: Darin Averill   

Sisters: Tani Lee

Spouse’s name (if married): Boyfriend, Orlando Ramirez

Children’s name and ages: None.

Family Members Who Have Competed or Are Competing in Amateur or Professional Athletics: None.