My name is Holland and I am a senior nursing student at the University of Michigan. I have always been very athletic and growing up I played a lot of sports. I was a big basketball player and ran to stay in shape in the off-season. When I got to college I ran a on the side to stay active but it wasn't until I found triathlon that I was able to rekindle my competitive spirit. I got involved with the team here at school about 2 years ago and immediately fell in love. I've spent 3 years working at a camp for kids with special needs where we challenge them daily and everyday we get to watch kids with all sorts of differences do amazing things. This has only proven to be motivation and inspiration for me to use this sport as chance to push myself and test my own limits. The human body is an incredible machine and with the right dedication and practice you can tailor it to do all sorts of amazing things.
I have competed in a total of 5 olympic distance triathlons of there past two years, one of those being collegiate club nationals. Took first in my age division at the Rev3 Olympic in Anderson, South Carolina in 2014. After recovering from an injury last season, I competed twice this past fall season and am currently training for collegiate nationals in April.