HobbiesRunning, Surfing, Playing with my dogs, Music
Amusing Sporting Episode
SuperstitionsDoing my hair the same way- In a braided pony-tail
Best Sporting AchievementWinning the US Olympic Team Trials
Why This SportMy Dad and his whole family have been very competitive sailors for generations. He introduced my brothers, sister and me to sailing at a young age. We grew up sailing with and against each other.
Most Influential Person In CareerMy parents (Bill & Jeanne Mergenthaler)
Most Admired PersonMy parents and my Husband, Brian
AmbitionsMy goal during my sporting career is to win an Olympic Medal. My goal after my sporting career is to have a family
AwardsRanked #1 Women's 470 team in USA 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Inducted into High School Athletic Hall of Fame 2004; Rohlaly Chapman Scholarship Award (University of Richmond) 2001; Fannie Crenshaw Award (University of Richmond) 2001; New Jersey Female Athlete of the Year, 1997;
Non Sailing AchievementYes, soccer. I played at my University and was on an athletic scholarship. My club team was National Runner-Up in 2000 and 5 time New Jersey State Champion. I was a seven time All-State Team Selection.