At AMANZI we love to invite top athletes to come join our team to inspire all of our AMANZI girls out there. When a female athlete joins the AMANZI team, she is doing more than just wearing our swimwear, but she is also serving as a role model for all young AMANZI girls out there. Sofie Hooghe is especially well suited for this goal as she is a well-rounded athlete and person, so even us adult girls can look up to this young lady.
Here are five reasons that we really, I mean REALLY, love Sofie Hooghe, and that we’re soooo excited for her to joining our other amazing AMANZI athletes.
1. She Is a Math Nerd!
There aren’t enough girls really into math if you ask us, and Sofie Hooghe is pursuing some elements of math for her career (as her day job). Currently she is studying to receive a Bachelors of Accounting and Taxation! We are so happy to know that Hooghe will be representing females in the world of accounting on top of representing in triathlons. You go girl!
2. She is on the Road to Rio
Hooghe aspires to make it to the 2016 Rio Olympics to compete in the triathlon, and she seems to have a track record that supports the notion. We admire her courage to train and work towards being an Olympian, which as most of you AMANZI girls out there probably already know, this is no easy path to take. We wish her the best of luck in getting to Rio come 2016.
3. She Competed at some big Triathlons already
Hooghe had the honour to compete at the ITU World Triathlon in Dubai in March 6th-7th of 2015. Competing in this event was a huge accomplishment for Hooghe who got the chance to feel what it’s like to compete on an international level. Plus, she got to go to Dubai! How exciting!
4. She has been a Triathlete since 14
The amount of dedication, perseverance and courage it takes to compete in a triathlon is nothing to be sniffed at. The fact Hooghe competed in her first triathlon when she was only 14 years old is impressive to say the least. At AMANZI we are always amazed at the willpower and determination of the young women everywhere who start these types of events so early!
5. She Is An AMANZI Athlete
At AMANZI we try to pick out strong, powerful and inspiring females to sponsor. Sofie is a wonderful example of what young women should strive to be, and we are really excited to have this lovely Belgian young lady join our team. Along with the rest of the AMANZI athletes, we wish Sofie the best as she pushes on through her career as a triathlete.