|Club||Tom Rooks||Williamsburg Boat Club||Williamsburg||VA|
|High School||Tom Rooks|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:53.0||8:13.7||-||-||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
1st Place ERG Colonial Sprints- LW Women The College of William & Mary, VA February 2020
U17 Nationals Virginia Gazette article
I may be 5’5”but I have a 5’8 wingspan. My light weight in combination with my strength works to our advantage in our boats. I weigh less than most of our coxswains and pull like an open weight rower.
I started rowing fall 2018 and I fell in love with it! Not only the sport, but the team environment. I think if I was part of a collegiate rowing team, it would give me a connection to both the school and team. Rowing is what I am passionate about, and I want to continue to do what I love in college.
Out of the boat, I am a patrol leader for the first Scout BSA Troop for girls in Wiliamsburg. My job is to organize weekly meetings, campouts, and a variety of activities. The all girl troop has 20 members I am responsible for helping to develop strong citizens and support them on their way towards their Eagle Scout. I hope to have my Eagle by my junior year. In the boat I am frequently selected as stroke seat which gives me an opportunity to lead the team. I also volunteer time at the boathouse cleaning and organizing team equipment supporting all of our rowers.
I pursue healthy athletic performance by diversifying my workouts. I am a member of the Lafayette swim team, I love to rock climb, and I am an avid rower. I also like to run, but I am happiest in and on the water. I maintain a healthy diet that helps me stay fit, yet keeps me happy. I also recognize a need for life balance with friends, school, family, and community in order to allow me to focus on my athletic goals.
I have joined the Scouts BSA local troop for girls and I am working toward being one of the first female Eagle Scouts. I am a volunteer at the local humane society, I am an alter server at my church, and I visit residents monthly at a local retirement community named Spring Arbor. I love having the opportunity to give back, I am so lucky to have all of the opportunities that I do. I feel that since I am given so much it is my responsibility to give the equal amount back if not more. I love staying involved in my community.