Rowing is my passion. I became interested in crew because my grandfather rowed at Purdue in the early 1970's. I strive to push myself every day. I begin my weekday mornings by erging at 5:30 am, followed by school and then practice. I love rowing and don’t believe I will ever get tired of it. That is why I strongly want to row in college. My weight is consistently around 165 lbs, so I could easily row either college lightweight or heavyweight. I am a coachable athlete in practice and try to improve not only my strength, but also my technique every day. I do well on physical fitness tests and squat 335 lbs. I have 6% body fat.
I not only work hard with rowing, but I also strive in the classroom. I am a straight A’s AP and Honors Student and am involved in the school’s FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and DECA programs. I was voted treasurer for FBLA. I thrive on intelligent conversation and new ideas. I would love to attend a challenging university with tough classes.
I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese after spending my younger years in China. I found living there to be very difficult, but I feel it strengthened me as a person and gave me an appreciation for other cultures. I keep up my language skills with studies every week.
All in all, I am always trying to improve myself in any way possible, and a good way to further that would be to attend a strong academic institution with a championship level rowing program.