Hometown: Creston, Iowa
Major: English education
Creston High School
- Earned Hawkeye 10 All-Academic honors in track during senior season.
- Placed 16th in the 400-meter hurdles at the Iowa State Track Meet for Class 3A.
- Member of a three-time state qualifying 4x200-meter relay team in final three years.
- Placed 26th at the district cross country meet in sophomore season of 2003.
- Four-year varsity letterwinner in track and cross country and earned two letters in basketball.
- Born March 31, 1988.
- Daughter of Steve and Linda Birchard.
- Lists favorite TV show as Desperate Housewives.
- Enjoys vacationing in South Carolina.