Became the first female American luger to win a medal of any kind at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics when she finished third in the Singles event.
Her professional luge career began in 2005.
Her first major victory was a gold medal in the women's singles event at the 2009 Lake Placid World Championships.
Home ice advantage probably helped her win the 2009 World Championships as she had a home in Lake Placid.
She is an Olympic medalist like hockey player Patrick Kane.