|Club||Chris Bott||Traverse City Tritons||Traverse City||MI|
|High School||Chris Bott|
|Secondary Positions||Prt, Scl|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:54.0||7:40.0||-||-||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
I have been involved with Student council/ Student senate every year since third grade, extremely school spirited and hard working.
I have been playing sports all my life. Ever since I was a little girl I have wanted to go to college to play a sport. I did not know what the sport I wanted to go to school for was until my sophomore year in high school, and ever since then I have known it was rowing. I want to go to college for rowing because I know I will still love it, if not love it even more once I am done with high school. I think it important to do what you love in college in order to find yourself, and for me, that thing is rowing. I have learned more about myself over these past few seasons than I have all my life. If I continue to row throughout college I know I will only benefit from the experience and become closer to learning to I truly am. I have never heard one person say they regret playing a sport in college, and that is an experience I know I want and need for myself.
For the past nine years I feel I have impacted my schools in a positive way due to being in Student council and Student senate. All of my school years have been based around the clubs I have been involved in. I love planning school events and being a positive influence around the school. Making the school a better and happier place to be is what I have always wanted to do. Impacting even only one person, let alone multiple and making their school a better experience has always been one of my goals. Smiling at strangers, saying hello to new people and planning fun events have all helped me get through middle and high school, I hope this affected others in a positive way as well.
Rowing is not an easy sport. It is a far drive from where most people on my team live and each practice plus the drives takes up just about four hours of our nights every night. I feel I have been a leader to my team mates by having a positive attitude and supporting my teammates in stressful times of the season. We all love our sport, but we often do become overwhelmed when exam weeks come around. Giving younger teammates advise on how to handle a balance between rowing and school work and staying positive has made a huge impact on our team.
I have always been beyond obsessed with being active and fit. I have never not played a sport or taken more than just a few days off from working out. This is something that makes me feel good about myself and improves my work ethic and even attitude. Having a healthy athletic performance is something that is very important to me. When you are eating healthy and staying regularly active you are able to preform your very best when it counts the most. In the off season I take advantage of workouts with coaches and trainers at our local gym and I always go for a run or workout in my free time in between classes. In my opinion staying fit and healthy in the off season impacts your season tremendously. Preparing yourself for the future is important when achieving goals, the mindset I have for myself is the base of where my success comes from, when you tell yourself you can achieve your goals, you can do anything.
Third grade was the first year I had the opportunity to become apart of the school. I immediately took advantage of this and ran for student council. Every year since then I have continued to run for new positions and clubs. I have loved everything I have joined and wouldn't trade these experiences for the world. Since third grade, I have been required to do a certain amount of community service each semester. I eventually found myself doing almost twice the amount of required community service because I simply enjoyed doing it. I started out with the ASPCA and moved to more local organizations especially when I moved to Traverse City. There are local non-profit organizations everywhere that are thriving and depend on volunteers to help run them. Watching them succeed is the most satisfying feeling in the entire world. I love helping other achieve their goals, and knowing I'm part of the reason they are happy and successful is something I live for.