Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Jamie Stack South Jersey Rowing Club Pennsauken -
High School Moorestown Friends School
Position
Primary Position Coxswain
Varsity Times
Best Time Location Weather Second Best Time Location Weather
Varsity Eight 2,000m 6:05.0 Mercer Lake ((NOVICES)) Windy 6:20.0 Cooper River (1.5K) ((NOVICES)) Windy
Varsity Four 2,000m 7:07.0 St. Catharines Sunny / windy 7:24.6 Cooper River Sunny
distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) 1:54.0 9:25.6 - - - - -
timed erg
4min 20min 30min 60min
Best Distance (meters) - 3,906 - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- - 3
Rowing Honors

Novice Men's A8+:
1st place in the Men's Novice 8+ at the Steve Neczypor Memorial Regatta (both my and my boat's first regatta) with a 6:05.0 (1500m). We placed 3rd in our heat at Mercer Sprints, missing second place by .7 seconds because of an irregular lineup (one of our most experienced rowers was injured and missed the regatta, requiring a middle schooler to race).

Novice Men's A4+:
My A4 also placed 1st at Cooper Cup with a 5:39 1.5K. Our only defeat of the entire season was at Mid-Atlantic Regionals at Mercer lake, where we got 2nd in finals, making us the 2nd fastest novice men's 4+ in the region.

JV A4+:
My JV heavyweight 4 raced at the Frostbite Regatta and placed first with an 8:12.0 2K. The conditions were so bad we almost capsized twice, but won by open water against highly qualified boats. On that same weekend, the same boat (with one lineup change) lost to a prestigious club's JV A4 by 2 seats because one of our rowers could not hotseat fast enough.

Varsity A boat (4+)
Raced my club's V4 in Canadian Henley's Junior 4 category. Scored 14/69.

Lightweight A4+
12th/34 Head of the Hooch in Chattanooga

Rowing Additional

Began coxing our LW4+ (2V) in my novice year, after 6 months of experience. I now jump around from JV to Varsity wherever I am needed.

Edit: I've just returned to my roots, coxing our LW4+ again in my junior year. Raced Chattanooga's 5k at an average 1:42 split.

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Moorestown Friends School
School City
Moorestown
School State
NJ
Guidance Counselor
Laird Ottman
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
81
School Size
376
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
-
School Division
Friends League
Major Category
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Major
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Major Category
Law and Legal Studies
Major
Law (LL.B., J.D.)
Other Academic Information
Freshman year curriculum - CP Spanish III, Honors Geometry, CP 19th Century World History, Honors Biology, CP English (freshman year only offers 3 honors classes). Sophomore year curriculum - CP Spanish IV, Honors Algebra II, CP American History, Honors Chemistry I, CP English (sophomore year only offers 3 honors classes), Honors choir. Junior year curriculum - Honors Spanish IV, Honors Precalc, AP Bio, Honors English, College Prep History (did not make APUSH or Honors as I was sick for 3 weeks prior to the test / essay), Honors choir.
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Personal


First Name
Madalena
Last Name
Hughes
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Province
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'2"
Weight
120
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Active part of Alice Paul Institutes Girls' Advisory Council - 3 year member,
Skipped 6th grade for a more rigorous curriculum and acclimated myself socially and academically,
3 year member of Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY),
6 year background in computer programming with Python, Java, and Javascript,
Recipient of "Brightest Young Students" Award - CTY (see: https://moorestownsun.com/moorestown-student-awarded-by-johns-hopkins-fe0559127051),
Honors student in 3 majors, AP in one,
Honors choir & varsity a cappella,
Part of multiple clubs of which I will soon become President or Vice President, including Creative Writing Club (currently secretary, about to be promoted to president),
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2019 Student Conference Leader,
Recipient of Moore College of Art's design scholarship,
NSHSS invitee (2 years),
Year-long Honor-Roll student for both my freshman and sophomore years,
Co-president of the Moorestown Friends School Hispanic / Latinx Affinity Group,
Diversity committee member,
Agenda committee member,
Jewish Culture Club member (as an ally. I am the only non-Jewish member),
Received the Douglas Searle Poetry Award and was the only underclassman to be awarded at all in 2019,
Quarter-Finalist duetist of ICHSA (Foxy Jukeboxes) (My team went on to semis),
Advocate of environmental awareness at Rotary Breakfast Club of Moorestown,
3 years being a coxswain, began coxing the Varsity men’s Lightweight 4+ in my novice year and jumped around from JV to Varsity races since,
14th/69 in Canadian Henley’s Men’s Junior 4+ races; racing our 1V,

1 most viewed coxswain in men's or women's rowing on BeRecruited in September 2019

Currently coxing our lightweight 1V4+

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

I have developed a close bond with my team and feel that the work we do both on and off the river has brought us together, as I enjoy coxing the boys on my boat and developing my skills to make them faster, beat other boats, and improve our relationship. I want to continue to interact and work with other athletes with the same interest in making themselves better for themselves and their team.

Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

As a coxswain, I have to be a leader. I must be willing to step up and put my foot down when something is wrong, and I have to be a quick thinker.

Off the river, this summer (2019) I was elected by the student body to be Rotary Youth Leadership Association's "student conference leader." This position is similar to class president, and my job included leading 200+ of my peers through critical thinking, team bonding activities, and providing communication between adult coordinating staff and the talented body of students I was leading.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

My schoolwork always comes first. I have a strict idea of my priorities, and though crew is incredibly important to me, my mental and physical health, grades, and healthy relationships come before my rowing career. No amount of cutting weight unhealthily is worth a race, and stressing over my performance does no good for my boat, my coxing, the team rapport, or my health.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I am looking into volunteering at Burlington County Animal Alliance currently. In my junior year, I adopted my puppy from them, and it made me realize how many animals will go unadopted and stuck in the shelter for the rest of their lives (especially older ones). I also volunteered for 20 hours at Kumon, teaching kids math and reading, and I am in the process of establishing an Interact Club (Rotary) at Moorestown Friends, of which I would be president. For 6 years I have led a drive to raise toys and money for a school for unaccompanied minors in Arizona.

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