Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Sean Gibel Atlanta Junior Rowing Association Roswell GA
Position
Primary Position Coxswain
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- - 5
Rowing Honors
  • 2021: Dogwood Junior Championships Men's Varsity Light 4+ 1st Place
  • 2019: Music City Head Race Second Men's Varsity 4+ 7th Place
  • 2019: John Hunter Regatta Men’s Varsity Light 4+ 1st place
  • 2019: John Hunter Regatta Men’s Novice 8+ 2nd place
  • 2019: First Trimeet of the Season Men’s Varsity Light 4+ 2nd place
  • 2018: Head of the South Regatta Men’s Novice 8+ 1st place
  • 2018: Head of the South Regatta U16 8+ 1st place
Rowing Additional

**Recordings available upon request

Spring 2021 (Atlanta Junior Rowing Association Varsity Men's Squad)
* Coxed the Men's Varsity Ltwt 4+ at Dogwood Junior Championships to a 1st place finish

Fall 2019 (St. Andrew Rowing Club Varsity Men's Squad)
* Coxed the second Men’s Varsity 4+ at Music City Head Race
* Coxed the third Men’s Varsity 8+ at Music City Head Race
* Coxed the third Men’s Varsity 8+ at Head of the Hooch

Summer 2019
* Coxed the first Men’s U19 4+ at USRowing National Championships (Club Nationals) with Atlanta Rowing Club, Inc.

Spring 2019 (St. Andrew Rowing Club Novice Men's Squad)
* Coxed the Men’s Varsity Ltwt 4+ at the first trimeet of the season to a 2nd place finish
* Coxed the Men’s Varsity Ltwt 4+ at John Hunter Regatta to a 1st place finish
* Coxed the Men’s Novice 8+ at John Hunter regatta to a 2nd place finish
* Coxed the first Men’s U17 4+ at Dogwood Junior Championship Regatta
* Coxed the Men’s Varsity Ltwt 4+ at Southeast Regionals

Fall 2018 (St. Andrew Rowing Club Novice Men's Squad)
* Coxed the Men’s Novice 8+ at Music City Head Race
* Coxed the Mens Novice 4+ at Music City Head Race
* Coxed the Men’s Novice 8+ at Head of the Hooch Regatta
* Coxed the Men’s Novice 8+ at Head of the South Regatta to a 1st place finish
* Coxed the U16 8+ at Head of the South Regatta to a 1st place finish

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Pope High School
School City
Marietta
School State
GA
Guidance Counselor
Laura Potts
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
500
School Size
1800
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
0
School Division
-
Major Category
Area, Ethnic and Cultural Studies
Major
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Business Administration/Management
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Other Academic Information
* Globalization Academy student * International Skills Diploma Seal (ISDS) in progress * 2019-2020 PSAT Score of 1240 * Honors and AP class student * Academic Letter Award for 2018-2019 school year * Class rank no longer provided for Cobb County students * Transcript available upon request
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Personal


First Name
Ria
Last Name
Raheja
Address
City
State
Zip
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Province
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
5'
Weight
115
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

Gender: Female

I was introduced to crew at the age of 12 during the fall of 2016 and the sport quickly won me over. I spent two years on the St. Andrew Rowing Club (SARC) middle school squad, one year as a rower (2016-2017) until I switched to coxing in the fall of the next year (2017-2018). The following fall season I joined the SARC novice men's squad (2018-2019). The summer following my novice year I was one of two coxswains selected for a higher performance camp with Atlanta Rowing Club Inc. that culminated at USRowing National Championships (Club Nationals). From Fall 2019 - Fall 2020 I coxed with SARC Varsity Men's Squad. I am currently a Varsity Men's coxswain with Atlanta Junior Rowing Association. I love being a coxswain because my team is my second family. I love how we all support each other towards individual goals as well as working together towards a common goal. As a coxswain I use my leadership and detail oriented skills to be on top of every task I am given, stay organized, and be responsible for my actions. I am determined and am always working towards being in better boats. I pride myself on always applying myself fully to my coxing and my team, and I strive to push myself and my teammates towards improvement.

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

I would like to be recruited to cox in college because I I truly love being a coxswain and would appreciate the opportunity to continue the work I have put in over my high school years to be able to perform at a higher level.

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 must always be a leader at any rowing-related events including practice, regattas, and team events. It is my job to make the right decisions both on and off the water and set an example. As a leader I must also take responsibility for my actions when I am in the wrong and constantly be working to improve to be able to do what is best for my team.

Outside of rowing I demonstrate leadership as the president of CISV Atlanta Junior Branch. I am responsible for running meetings, organizing activities, planning community service projects, and communication with the adult board as well as other chapters and their leadership.

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

As a student-athlete I pursue healthy athletic performance through the work I put in at and outside of practice. I am constantly working hard to implement new skills into my coxing. This may consist of learning and applying new calls specific to the rowers I am working with, learning how to do stretches and exercises properly myself to be able to better help the rowers, or talking with coaches and other coxswain how how I can improve. I am always working to maintain physical fitness, a good diet, a regular sleep schedule, and working on time management skills. Coxswains are at a high risk for becoming unhealthy because we do not work out at the level that the rowers do and being at a low weight is stressed, therefore I must always watch myself to stay healthy. Also, a good sleep schedule and time management skills are essential as a student-athlete. If I as a coxswain am sleep deprived I could put the rowers, the equipment, and myself at risk for injury. I must also be able to efficiently complete school work to be able to devote time and attention to my coxing. At home I review recordings of myself and others as well as annotate articles and review the events of the day's practice and I cannot do this without proper time-management skills.

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

Year around I am actively involved in the CISV Atlanta Junior Branch. For the 2019-2020 school year I was the Jr. Local Junior Representative (Vice President). For the 2020-2021 School year I am the Local Junior Representative (President). We organize educational and inspirational community projects and activities. I also volunteer with Orphan Annie Rescue frequently. I assist with adoption events throughout the year as well as foster dogs for the organization over the summer. I also volunteer with Foster Cares Support Foundation during the summers.

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Blog Posts


Dogwood Junior Championships April 2021
April 27, 2021
Coxed the AJRA Men's Varsity Light 4+ to a 1st Place finish through semifinals (1st overall by 1 second) and finals (1st by 4 seconds). Pictures uploaded! Metrics and recordings available...