Born in Ohio and raised in Chicago, Ann plays the position of "lead" on the women's curling rink that will represent the United States in Sochi, qualifying for the Games by winning the U.S. Olympic Curling Trials in Fargo, N.D. in mid-November. Swisshelm previously played in the 2002 Olympics, wherehe was part of the U.S. women's curling team that finished in fourth place in Salt Lake.
- 2014 will be her second Olympics after she previously was part of the women's curling rink that represented the United States at the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics.
- Five-time winner at the U.S. National Championships (2013, 2010), 2003, 2001 and 1998).
- USA Curling's Female Athlete of the Year in 2001.
- Member of the USA Curling Team of the Year in both 2013 and 2003.
- Won the Ann Brown Sportsmanship Award (U.S. Nationals) in 2008 and the World Curling Federation's sportsmanship award in 2001.
Things to know:
1. From Chicago, she's a diehard Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls and Cubs fan
2. Graduated with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
3. Has a pet Goldendoodle dog named Emma.