"She brings a calmness and composure to this team that is so important, especially in big moments and big events like the Olympic Games, when you need to keep your emotions in check," Krikorian said. "One of the greatest things about Tumua is that she's got a great perspective on things. She's extremely competitive and she takes her job very seriously. She clearly wants to be the best that she can be, but she also understands that at the end of the day, it's still only a game. Although she commits a lot to [water polo], the most important thing to her is her family.
Anae, born in Hawaii, played with older sister Jordan at CdM and USC. Jordan is married to Indianapolis Colts defensive end Fili Moala, a former standout at USC entering his fourth NFL season.
In Moala's rookie season wit the Colts, the team lost the Super Bowl to New Orleans in February of 2010.