If you would have told me there was a sport that would make me happy to wake up before dawn to work-out in the freezing cold, I would have called you crazy. I was introduced to crew through a learn to row camp the summer before 8th Grade, and I’ve been hooked ever since, whether rowing in the cold, the fog, the rain or my preferred conditions, in the morning breeze on still-as-glass water.
Throughout my years rowing, I have been determined to work to my highest ability and uplift my teammates. Even though I’m a lightweight, I’ve rowed with our open weight woman’s varsity four since my sophomore year (our top boat). I strive to improve on a daily basis by pushing myself at practice, following the guidance of my coaches to perfect my technique, and doing extra work-outs, including long runs in my free time. I’m even scheduled to run a marathon in the fall.
In the classroom, I always put my best foot forward and push myself to excel. I attend Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School, an academically rigorous school (currently ranked as the 5th best public school in the nation by Newsweek), and have earned a high GPA (4.3 out of 4.0). I put just as much effort into my education as I do into my athletics.
When thinking about the future, I aspire to attend a college where I can be challenged both in the classroom and on the water. I want to be part of a team that lifts each other up and supports strong academic achievement. I know I will be an asset to any team, and I am determined to find the perfect match for me as both a student and an athlete.