With a laundry list of athletic achievements including 2009 Player of the Year and 2010 Sportswoman of the Year, University of Maryland junior Katie O’ Donnell is a widely known name in the world of field hockey.
And now, as the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team, the young athlete is watching all her dreams come true. Find out how Katie is preparing for the games and what she’s up to when she’s not practicing.
Katie: It means that I have reached the top and the peak of my sport -- and it means that I can compete with some of the best athletes in the world. I have achieved my dream and to me that means more than anything I can express.
Katie: We practice with a stick and ball five times per week, and we are running six days out of the week, and lifting two times per week.
Katie: If you really want that cookie (which I usually do) just means you shouldn't add the ketchup to your eggs the next morning, or do a little extra when working out.
Katie: Lulu Lemon, J.Crew, Banana Republic
Katie: Dirty Dancing.
Katie: Mia Hamm. She has worked so hard and has done so much for her sport, and I look up to her.
Katie: I would love to be a TV anchor if I couldn't be an athlete!
Katie: I will probably have a perma-smile on my face for the next four years. I know I would want all my friends and family there and my teammates.
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