|Club||Davis Bales||First Coast Rowing Club||Jacksonville||FL|
|Secondary Positions||Prt, Str|
|Best Time (mm:ss.s)||1:55.2||7:58.7||21:39.0||25:47.1||-||-||-|
|Bench Press (max)||Wingspan||Years rowing|
-2019 3rd in Youth 8+ (2 seat) at Head of the South Regatta
-Member of National Honor Society, National Latin Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, and National Science Honor Society
-Varsity Letterman for Bishop Kenny High School Swim Team
-Made Bishop Kenny High School Swim Team
-Earned 500 service hours during freshman and sophomore year
-Awarded Summa Cum Laude (2018) and Magna Cum Laude (2019) on the National Latin Exam
-First Place essay contest winner for the Notre Dame Club of Greater Jacksonville
-Duke TIP Summer Studies participant
I want to row in college not just because I have a deep love of the sport, but also because I want to be part of a team and be involved in college life in more than just academics.
Healthy athletic performance to me is a fine balance of academics and athletics. Rowing is a very demanding sport. I strive to finish school work before practice and have set study times after practice. I set alarms on my phone to remind me to hydrate and to go to sleep at good times. I make sure to eat 3 balanced meals a day, packing my own lunch daily for school and sitting down together nightly for a healthy balanced meal with my family. On days off, I like to cross train to keep an even balance athletically.
For three summers, I have volunteered at Camp I am Special, a local summer camp for individuals with special needs. I have also volunteered through Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Rowing Program under Scott Brown, six-time adaptive rowing national team member and 2008 Paralympian. I especially love to devote my spare time volunteering with various groups that help people with disabilities because I want to help them be able to enjoy life to the fullest and achieve things that they may not have thought possible before.