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Brittni Mason

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T46

Further personal information

Residence
Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Exercise Science, Sports Physiology - Eastern Michigan University: Ypsilanti, MI, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport at age 10 in 2008. She started to compete at Para athletics events in 2019.
Why this sport?
"The doctors told my parents that I would have very limited range of motion in my left shoulder and arm. My parents put me into sports such as gymnastics, swimming, dance, basketball, and track at a very young age to better my range of motion in my shoulder and arm. I also attended physical and occupational therapy for most of the early years of my life."
Club / Team
Eastern Michigan University: Ypsilanti, MI, USA
Name of coach
Sue Parks [club]; Chris Best [club]

International debut

Year
2019
Competing for
United States

General interest

Hobbies
Shopping, watching television. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Being selected to compete at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and setting a state record in 60m while at high school. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019; emueagles.com, 01 Oct 2019)
Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Athlete, 06 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
She received the Mid-American Conference [MAC] Women's Outdoor Athletics Distinguished Scholar Athlete award for 2018/19. (keeonsports.com, 10 Jul 2019)
Other sports
She has competed in able-bodied athletics at collegiate level at Eastern Michigan University in the United States of America. (news-herald.com, 12 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (emueagles.com, 01 Oct 2019)
Impairment
She was born with Erb's Palsy, which affects her left shoulder and arm. (emueagles.com, 01 Oct 2019)
Other information
FURTHER STUDIES
After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology in 2020, she began studying for a master's degree in sports management at the same university. In 2020 she also began studying for a master's degree in business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University in the United States of America. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Feb 2021; teamusa.org, 20 Aug 2020)