Dallas Friday CREDIT: Jason Lee

Few athletes can say they have competed at the peak of their sports over a long stretch of time. Dallas Friday is one of those athletes.

The wakeboard pioneer won the 2004 ESPY for best female action sports athlete, and she’s added to her list of accomplishments since. She’s persevered through serious injuries, and soon, she will be even more recognizable after posing for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue.

Friday learned how to wakeboard at age 12 — and pulled off her first trick at the same age. Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, she says she can’t go a day without drinking Red Bull. She’s afraid of rats and jokes that her middle name is Thursday. Dallas Thursday Friday. (Editor’s note: It’s actually Jacqueline.)

Want to know more about Friday? Read below for her answers to four questions that will tell you more about this star, and pick up ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue when it hits newsstands July 10.

How well do you know the accomplished wakeboarder? Find out more about her with these four Q&As.

For more info on Dallas Friday and Red Bull Wakeboarding Check Out: www.redbull.com/us/en/stories/1331732979071/dallas-friday-fun-facts