CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Clukey, 24, makes her Olympics debut after recovering from knee surgery last fall. She tore the meniscus in her right knee during a training accident in August, but returned in October, just two weeks after surgery and won USA Luge's start championship for the third time. Clukey has been sliding since she was 12, but when her father died of a heart attack and she did not qualify for the Olympic team in 2006, Clukey left the sport and returned home to Maine to reassess her priorities. She returned to luge in time for the 2006-07 season. She finished fifth at the 2009 world championships in Lake Placid and took 12th in last season's World Cup standings. Clukey won gold in the team event in the 2003 junior world championships, and had four top-10 finishes during the 2007-08 World Cup season. She studies at the University of Maine and has plans to complete her civil engineering degree following the 2010 Games.