Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Plamen Petrov and Nadia Petrova Oregon Rowing Unlimited Portland OR
High School N/A
Position
Primary Position Scull
Secondary Positions Str
distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) - 7:43.3 - - - - -
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- - 1

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Cleveland High School
School City
Portland
School State
OR
Guidance Counselor
Nick Yoder
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
386
School Size
-
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
122
School Division
-
Major Category
Public Administration and Services
Major
Social Work
Major Category
Public Administration and Services
Major
Youth Services/Administration
Major Category
English Language and Lit./Letters
Major
Childrens and Adolescent Literature
Other Academic Information
Cleveland High School has given students the opportunity to participate in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and I have chosen to pursue the full IB diploma, which will, depending on how well I test, give me transferable credits for college.
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Personal


First Name
Sophia
Last Name
Wilken
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'8"
Weight
155
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

JOBS: Lifeguard, swim instructor, childcare worker.

ACADEMICS: International Baccalaureate student.

SERVICE: Work with Metro, ORU's Learn-to-Row program, Multnomah County Libraries, and Portland Parks and Rec..

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

I would love to carry rowing into my life beyond high school because it's more than just an extracurricular...it has taught me lessons of discipline, strength, and perseverance; it has given me lifelong friendships; it has taught me to be a balanced, organized student. I truly love it, and want it to be built into my life during college...recruitment would make that easier, and an athletic scholarship would make a good education more achievable for me.

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

Over this past summer, I participated in my club's Learn-to-Row program, and introduced a handful of younger kids to the sport, on and off the water. During practice I've pushed my own limits all year, and have finally become the fastest woman on the team, as far as 2ks go. I would hope that my PR is challenging my teammates, just as theirs have challenged me in the past. Outside of athletics, I am a lifeguard and swim instructor. Swim instructing is a passion point for me, and I believe that, as a coaching position of sorts, it certainly displays leadership.

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

Balance is very important to me. I strive to ensure that my athletic life does not negatively impact my grades, and know that my academics come first. That being said, I am very dedicated to keeping good attendance at practice, and am happy to say that rowing is something of an outlet for me...it keeps me both physically and mentally healthy.

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

I've spent several of my summer's volunteering at my local library, as an advocate for Portland's Summer Reading Program, which encourages kids of all ages to keep up their reading over break using a citywide challenge and prize system. I am passionate about this particular volunteering opportunity because of my own love of reading, and also because of my little brother, who has struggled with reading and writing his entire life, and has been discouraged out of reading. I want to actively steer other youths away from that path, because literature is wonderful, and should be experienced positively by everyone.

I've also worked with pre-schoolers in a nature camp on Mt. Tabor, and, along those same outdoorsy lines, I've recently started to volunteer at a Metro work site, planting/harvesting indigenous species and restoring land. These have both been fantastic experiences, and I am glad to have participated, because the environment and its well-being is another passion point of mine. Working with and learning about it on a local level is something I plan to continue doing well into the future.

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