Texas A&M student won the gold medal in the 4x100 meter medley relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
As a freshman at A&M she took second place at the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving championships in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke.
She earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic swimming team over the favored Rebecca Soni, and in addition to her medal took sixth place in the 100-meter breaststroke finals.
Born in Mesa, Arizona, she is one of seven girls in her family.
She mentioned in interviews that Lindsey Stirling's Crystalize was among the most-played songs on her iPod.