Career Highlights: Groff’s stellar 2011 season reached its pinnacle when she qualified for the 2012 London Olympics thanks to a seventh-place finish at the International Triathlon Union World Championship series event on the London course in August. The New Hampshire resident ranked third overall in the ITU World Championship Series rankings for 2011 - the best season ever by an American during the three-year history of the WCS. She posted five top-10 finishes in seven series events in 2011. Groff also earned the first-ever podium finish in a World Championship Series race when she placed third in Kitzbuhel on June 19. Groff’s breakthrough 2011 season was even more impressive considering she spent most of 2010 nursing a broken sacrum - a large bone at the base of the spine and the upper and back part of the pelvic cavity - suffered in a bike crash. Groff was a double major in conservation biology and studio art at Middlebury College. When she decides it’s time to end her triathlon career, she would like to pursue a career in environmental law.