Brooke Baldwin has committed to Indiana University


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Ian Simpson Newport Sea Base Rowing Newport Beach CA
Primary Position Port
Secondary Positions Scl
Varsity Times
Best Time Location Weather Second Best Time Location Weather
Varsity Eight 2,000m 7:08.0 2019: Oakland, California (Faultline Face Off) Windy - - -
Varsity Four 2,000m 7:20.7 2020: Oakland, California (Faultline Face Off) Extreme Wind + Rain - - -
distance erg
500m 2km 5km 6km 10km HMAR MAR
Best Time (mm:ss.s) 1:43.0 7:47.4 - - - - -
timed erg
4min 20min 30min 60min
Best Distance (meters) 1,220 4,217 7,534 17,796
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- 67 3
Rowing Honors

2019/2020: Sea Base Rowing Club - Team Co-Captain

2019: Sea Base Rowing Club - Junior Female Rower of 2019, Ergathon Competition

2019: Sea Base Rowing Club - Voted Most Fun Teammate

Rowing Additional

11/21/20- 4K PR 16:51, split 2:06.4, rate 24

Junior Year 2019 Spring Season

  • 2nd Place in Women's Varsity Lightweight Double in an open weight fleet at Faultline Faceoff Invitational (Bow)

  • 4th Place in Women's Varsity Mixed 4+ in an open weight fleet at Faultline Faceoff Invitational (2-seat)

  • 2nd Place in Women's Varsity Mixed Quad in an open weight fleet at Faultline Faceoff Invitational (Stroke)

Junior Year 2019 Fall Season

Rowing stroke-seat in Women's Varsity Mixed 8+ at Newport Sea Base

11/5/19: 30-minute test - stroke rate 22, split 2:10.9 (PR)

  • 1st Place in Lightweight V4 at LBRA Christmas Regatta (Stroke)

  • 2nd Place in Mixed Quad at LBRA Christmas Regatta (Stroke)

Sophomore Year 2019 Spring Season: Rowed two-seat in Women's Varsity Lightweight 8+ at Newport Sea Base
* 2nd Place in Women's Varsity Lightweight 8+ at Faultline Faceoff Invitational

  • 2nd Place in Women's Varsity Lightweight 8+ at Shamrock Invitational

  • 3rd Place in Women's Varsity Lightweight 4+ at Shamrock Invitational

  • 4th Place in Women's Varsity Lightweight 8+ at Regionals

July 2019: Max Watt- 380
July 2019: 1-minute test- 1:45
June 2019: 750 test- 2:42

Attended Women's Rowing Camp in 2019 at Duke University

Freshman Year 2018: Varsity Lacrosse at JSerra Catholic High School

8th Grade 2016/2017 Season: Rowed Women's Varsity 8+ at Newport Aquatic Center


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Portola High School
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Melissa Gibson
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Education, Other
Major Category
Special Education and Teaching, General
Major Category
Applied Behavior Analysis
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My dream career is to open a private practice to teach language skills/American Sign Language to autistic children.
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Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?

Besides sleeping and eating, rowing is what I look forward to do every day. It keeps me grounded and provides structure that I crave. I have the drive and hunger that is required for the sport. It has given me my best friends and my most precious memories of my 16 years thus far. Rowing is not like anything I’ve ever done. There is something so special about throwing on your Oakleys, cheering on your teammates during a race, and bus rides to regattas. It creates a family you never knew you wanted or needed. The unity of rowers in a boat, the perfect stroke, the precise sync of the boat, is something I live for. Every day in the summer, I woke up at 5:30 to drive to morning practice, never was there a day that I wasn’t excited to get in the boat and row. I will admit it is tempting to sleep in a little longer, but the outcome of being on the Lido Isle and seeing the sunrise is priceless. I never want it to end. To be able to row in college will give me that family and structure that I love, it will give me the opportunity to do my favorite thing every day.

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

I have been on ASB for the entirety of my high school career. I was head of our spirit commission for my freshman and sophomore year (roles that were not normally handed out to underclassmen, but were opened up to me because of my school spirit), as well as class secretary my sophomore year. I ran my school’s social media accounts, which included daily posts about scheduling, cafe menus, sports accolades, and everyday news. I was a student ambassador for 2 years and traveled to different middle schools to speak on behalf of my school. Now going into my junior year at a new school, I hope to try out for ASB and be of benefit to my school.
As a rising junior, I strive to improve the unity of my girls on the team. Whether it is something small, such as organizing team breakfasts after morning practice over the summer, hosting informal team bonding events at my house, or making silly hats for our head coach, it all works in efforts to bring my girls together.

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

Lightweight rowing itself is a full-time job. Finding the right foods and balancing that diet is not easy to do. I refuse to be the rower who starves themselves to maintain weight, so I find the diet that works for me, without sacrificing my health. I naturally sit at 130, so keeping my weight to around 128 is not extremely hard to maintain. It does come with its struggles, such as birthdays or team dinners with a cornucopia of assorted sweets, but keeping that weight helps me to perform to my maximum every day.

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

Children and animals have always been a strong passion of mine. With volunteer work, all of the companies and nonprofits I’ve worked with are based off benefiting children or animals. I was a small group leader for my church’s Vacation Bible Study for 3 years, here I got to show my kids the love of Jesus and how He can impact their life as a child. HEMO Pet is a non-profit that works to rehabilitate retired racing greyhounds, in efforts to make them adoptable for families. It is one of my favorite things to do, the gentle giants just want to be loved, and that’s what I’m there for. International Sanctuary is another non-profit that aids women and children who survived human trafficking with jobs, housing, therapy, and education. Finally, there’s NEGU, or the Never Ever Give Up foundation. NEGU will always hold a special place in my heart. At the Joy Factory, the volunteers stuff jars with crafts, stuffed animals, books, and accessories for kids fighting cancer. This is my favorite foundation I have ever had the pleasure of working with. All of these foundations that I volunteer for benefit the well being of someone besides myself, it is about taking the extra step to help someone who might not be able to help themselves. At the end of the day, my purpose in life is to help people to the best of my abilities, even at a young age, I’m actively learning how to do so.

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