Hometown: Harbor Springs, Mich.
Resides: Los Angeles, Calif.
College: UCLA (a current senior)
Birthplace: Nanjing, China
Triathlon Career: Member of the 2010 USA Paratriathlon National Team • Three-time silver medalist (2007, 2008, 2010) at ITU Paratriathlon World Championship in the TRI-2 category • Two-time runner-up at the Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship (2007, 2008) and was third in 2009 • Finished fourth at the 2010 Accenture USA Paratriathlon National Championship.
Athletic Background: Played three years of varsity golf and two years of junior varsity tennis in high school.
Personal: Parents are Joe and Susi Bassett • Has two younger siblings, a brother, Carter, and a sister, Palmer • Entering her fourth year at UCLA as a sociology major • Began participating in triathlon because she wanted to remain fit and experience a total mind, body and spirit makeover • Says the sport has completely transformed her life and given her unimaginable inner strength and courage.
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