LOS ANGELES — As the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team was named Thursday, Coach Adam Krikorian read off the names in alphabetical order.
The first name was the former Corona del Mar High and USC standout, Tumua Anae. This led to a funny moment at the announcement at the LA84 Foundation.
"It was a little awkward," Anae said. "He kind of just looked at me. I wasn't sure of the formality of it, if we were supposed to hug or shake hands. But I'm all about the hugs."
It makes sense. Talk to Anae for a second and you realize the goalkeeper is also all about family. Her newest family is the Olympic one she officially joined Thursday, as she is one of 13 on the roster who will represent the United States at the London Olympics beginning in late July.
It is the first Olympic Games for Anae. And she said it's something she's dreamed about since she was 8, when she began swimming competitively.