Flowers was a star sprinter and long jumper at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and originally aspired to make the United States. Summer Olympic Team. After several failed attempts, Flowers turned to bobsledding, and found success as a brakewoman almost immediately. After the Salt Lake City Games, Flowers gave birth to twins and took some time off from the sport.
In 2003, she returned to competition with new driver Jean Prahm.
Flowers and Prahm competed in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, finishing sixth. She retired from competition after the 2006 Winter Olympics.
In December 2010, she was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
She was to be inducted as a member of the Class of 2011 in May.
Married Johnny Mack Flowers.