Achievements

Awards and Events
  • Purple Heart
  • Bronze star
  • 2008 Paralympian
  • 2009- Amazing Mentor of the Year- USOC
  • 2010- Pat McDonald Female Athlete w/ a disability of the Year
  • 2010- Inducted into Buffalo Battalion Hall of Fame
  • 2010- Gunther Ghel prosthetic residency project
  • 2010- Presedential delegate for the Vancover Paralympic Games
  • 2010- Paratriathlete of the year
  • 2010- Paratriathlon World Champion
  • 2011- ESPY nominee for best female athlete with a disability
  • 2011- Paratriathlon National Champion
  • 2011- Paratriathlon World Champion
  • 2011- Achillles GM military award recipient
  • 2011- Paratriathlete of the year
  • 2012- USAT Inspirational Comeback Award
  • 2012- Champion of Change for Michelle Obama’s
    Let’s Move w/ dare2tri
  • 2012- Adaptive Adventures ‘freedom through mobility’ award
  • 2012- Named on MSN list of Most Inspiring Athletes Ever
  • 2012- Paratriathlon National Champion
  • 2012- Paratriathlon World Champion
  • 2013- Recited the Pledge of Allegiance at Pres Bush Library Dedication
  • 2013- Paratriathlon National Champion
  • 2013- Paratriathlon silver medal, World Championships
  • 2013- Wilma Rudolph Courage Award (Womens Sports Foundation)
  • 2014- Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias Courage Award
  • 2015- Paratriathlon bronze medal, World Championships
  • 2016- Paralympic Bronze Medalist
  • 2016- CAF Exceptional Athletic Performance
  • 2016- ROMP Freedom through Mobility Award

Other Activities
  • USAT Womens Committee (2014- present)
  • USAT Foundation (2014- present)
  • Chicago ADA Steering Committee (2014- 2016)
  • Amputee Coalition of America Peer Visitor (2005-present)
  • Mideast Triathlon Council (2013- 2014)
  • WWP Board of Directors (2005-2014)
  • USAT level 1 certified coach
  • Co- founder of dare2tri
  • Blade Runner organizer