Hannah Hammon has committed to West Virginia University

Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Farrah Edwards Dublin Crew Columbus OH
Position
Primary Position Port
Secondary Positions Str
distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) - 7:43.1 20:51.0 - - - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- 67 1
Rowing Honors

1st place in the Junior Novice event at the 2015 Midwest Championship Erg Sprint
1st place in the Novice 8+ Semi-Final heat 2 at the 2015 Cincinnati High School Invitational
3rd place in the Novice 4+ at the 2015 Indy High School Sprints
2014-2015 Dublin Crew Most Valuable Rower

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Bishop Watterson High School
School City
Columbus
School State
OH
Guidance Counselor
Casey Teeters
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
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School Size
-
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
-
School Division
-
Major Category
Arts - Visual and Performing
Major
Design and Visual Communications, General
Major Category
Undecided
Major
Undecided
Major Category
Communications
Major
Communication, General
Other Academic Information
I strive for the same level of effort in the classroom as in the boat. Attending Catholic schools all my life have challenged me intellectually and kept me focused spiritually. The college prep curriculum is providing me with a strong basis for college courses. I have even been successful in at least one college-level course so far.
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Personal


First Name
Hannah
Last Name
Hammon
Address
City
State
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Email
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Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'8"
Weight
-
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Although I’ve been a lifelong swimmer, I’ve always had a fascination with rowing. Growing up near the river where much of the rowing takes place in Columbus, I would see the teams practicing and watch the regattas. The opportunity to row presented itself to me during summer 2014, when the Dublin Crew held a Learn to Row session. I immediately felt that rowing is the sport for me, and joined the Dublin Crew team the next season.

As a swimmer, I primarily focused on distance events, which I have been told is a great lead-in to rowing. My greatest accomplishment in swimming was when I swam and placed in all three distance events, the 500 yard, 1000 yard, and mile, together with my standard sprint events in a two-day club championship meet. I also held, for at least 2 years, the record in the mile at one of the invitational meets.

After just one season though, I feel that the switch to rowing was the right decision for me. I was immediately placed in the stroke seat, the unspoken leader of the boat. I have embraced the challenge of this position and, together with my coxswain, have developed cohesion between the rowers. This has led to both second and third place finishes behind other more experienced novice boats. My goals for the upcoming year are at least one first place finish, participation in Head of the Charles, and placing in the top twenty-five at the USRowing Youth National Championships. I also carry my leadership traits into the erg room, where my teammates look to me to help get them through their sets.

With one more year of high school rowing ahead of me, I am now setting my sights on a collegiate rowing career. I believe that I have the drive and dedication to not only row varsity for a D-1 school, but to help that team achieve its goals of success in the water, in the classroom, and in the community.

An athlete to me is not just someone that competes, but someone that lives a healthy athletic life. This means regular activities, not over extending one’s physical ability, and eating healthy. To maintain regular activity, I hold a high standard of attending practice regularly. This not only prepares one to be the best athlete they can be, but your teammates also rely on your presence to form that necessary unity in the boat. Having been a successful swimmer, I want that success to carry over to rowing. Starting a new sport though, I realize that the same level of success takes time to cultivate. Expecting the fastest time at the onset will do less to improve my ability, and more to establish bad technique, which in turn will injure my physical self.

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Blog Posts


Performance
May 9, 2015

New PR! Dropped from a 1:57.1 to a 1:55.7!

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Performance
May 6, 2015

Practice for our last 2k on Saturday. My goal was to hold each at a 1:55.1

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Performance
April 12, 2015

Winning gold in the 8+

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