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Karensa Tjoa

Synchro

NAME: KARENSA TJOA
HOMETOWN: SAN JOSE, CALIF.
BIRTHPLACE: KURASHIKI, JAPAN

Karensa was born in Kurashiki, Japan, but grew up in San Jose, CA. She started synchronized swimming when she was 11 with the Santa Clara Aquamaids, and have loved it ever since.  Her ultimate goal is to represent the US at the Olympic games and put the country back on the podium.
Karensa is currently a first year student at UC Berkeley and intend to major in neurobiology.

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


Fun Facts about Karensa
Your Favorite song: 100 Years Five for Fighting
Your favorite food: Thai
Your favorite sport (beside synchro): Swimming and gymnastics
Your perfect day off: Going to the beach and reading a good book

If Karensa was… (She would be)      
An animal? Cat
A time of the day? Morning
Inspiration? My coaches and teammates
A season? Fall
A dessert? Ice cream
A hot beverage? Soy latte
A metal? Gold
A super power? Time travel
A color? Red
A city? Los Angeles
A vacation destination? Bali