Sport: Cross Country
Class: Senior
Nickname: Adfrac or A
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Major: Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics



Three words to describe yourself?  Nerdy, Determined, Caring

What is a fun fact about yourself?  In high school I placed fairly high in the Delaware state driving competition, which included a bunch of parking and driving tests. However, my skills were recently doubted when I received a UD parking ticket for taking up more than one parking spot.

What has been your most embarrassing moment?  I embarrass myself so often I can’t even pick one. Just in the past two weeks I have wiped out on the trail and gotten hit with a lacrosse ball.

Where is the coolest place you've traveled?   Either Yosemite National Park or Alcatraz

What do you like to do on your spare time?   I really enjoy camping and hiking. I found a few cool local places this summer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to go.

Favorite Holiday?  Christmas by far

Favorite musical artist?  Beyoncé

Are there any songs you know all the lyrics to?   Last year my roommates and I made a pretty embarrassing playlist of songs including “this one’s for the girls,” “girls just want to have fun,” and “who I am,” so we all know the words to those.

What's one song on your phone that nobody would know or expect?   I love cross training to ABBA songs, so definitely one of those.

Celebrity crush?   Ryan Reynolds

Any hidden talents?   I can cook and bake pretty well. I really enjoy trying new cooking methods or unique ingredients.

What are three things that are on your bucket list?  
   1) To make every recipe in a cook book, kind of like that movie Julie and Juila
   2) To learn another language
   3) To eventually hike the entire Appalachian trail

What is your favorite meal? Definitely Hawaiian Pizza. Leanza Lopez and I are guilty of eating this way too much.

What is your spirit animal? Probably a greyhound. They like to run around for a little while and then lay around for the rest of the day just like me.

Do you have any pets? My brother and I had a few hermit crabs when we were really young, but he let them out of their cage when my mom wasn’t looking and we didn’t find them in the house until three months later. We haven’t had a pet since.

Dream job? I know I want to go into medicine, but I am not sure what direction yet. I am most interested in Orthopedics, Bariatrics, and Sports Medicine.

Favorite TV show or program? I can’t decide between Seinfeld or The Office

What is your guilty pleasure TV show? I love Grey's Anatomy. I’ve watched all 13 seasons multiple times.

What reality show/game show would you go on? I’m not sure if this counts as a game show, but I would love to go on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

What is your biggest pet peeve(s)? Being late


What part of campus do you live on?   Main Street, right above Roots and the Delaware Running Company.

Do you live with any athletes? What's that like?  I live with Liz McGroarty and Angie Spadaccini, as well as three other girls who were on the team with us in previous years and are now on the club cross country/track team. I love living with them, but we have running shoes EVERYWHERE.

What's your favorite part of campus?   Probably the ISE Lab (Harker Lab). It’s a really relaxing place to study and Einstein’s is there to feed my coffee addiction.

Favorite class?  Why?   I enjoyed Anatomy and Physiology. It was really cool to understand how your body works, especially as a runner.

Favorite professor?  Why?   Dr. Rose. He was the only professor I’ve ever had that offered additional office hours on his daily run.


What meme best describes your life?  

What social media platform are you most active on?   I love twitter. If you are looking for a good laugh, Angie Spad and Ilana Schnaufer usually have some good tweets. (@stillbreezay and @ilananaomii)

Favorite emoji?  😎 My mom uses the sunglasses smiley face emoji in almost every text, so I guess that one has a special place in my heart.

Favorite Snapchat Filter?  The one that makes your teeth huge!


Who would you like to trade places with for a day?   Shalane Flanagan

What actor or actress would you want to play you in a movie about your life?  Definitely Tina Fey

If you were a DJ, what would your name be?  Oh goodness, I have no idea

If you could live in any decade, which would you choose?  I enjoy the present.. but maybe the early 2000s.

If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Peanut Butter

What superpower would you want, or what superhero would you want to be?  Invisibility

What cartoon character would you be?  Patrick Star

Talent you would most like to have?  I would love to be able to dance.  I can't tango to save my life.


Most memorable moment as a member of the Blue Hens?  The feeling at outdoor track CAAs last year. I loved watching my teammates reach goals they had been working towards all year.

Any superstitions?  “I’m not superstitious, but I’m... I am a little stitious” - Michael Scott

What do you and your team do to get students to go to your meets?  Tell them that running isn’t as boring as it seems, we swear!

What's your game-day playlist?  Whatever Angie or Erin Spadaccini has on their Spotify account that week.

Any pre-game traditions?   Pasta parties and team huddles are the usual pre-race activities

What's the best advice ever given to you?   

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle” -- I’m not sure where the quote is from, but it reminds me to be a good teammate and friend above all else.