Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club HRRA Hudson River Rowing Association Poughkeepsie NY
High School Spackenkill High School
Position
Primary Position Coxswain
Physical Attributes
Bench Press (max) Wingspan Years rowing
- - 4
Rowing Honors
  • MVP of The Spackenkill Rowing Club, 2018
Rowing Additional
  • Coxswain Virtual Head of the Fish Regatta, Fall 2020 Women's Masters, 1st place
  • Coxswain-(HRRA) Freshman 4+, Head of the Fish, Saratoga, NY Oct 2019 6th place out of 22 boats
  • Coxswain-(HRRA) Men's Masters 4+, Tail of the Fish, Saratoga, NY Sept 2019, 1st Place
  • Coxswain-(HRRA) Girls Junior 4+, Canadian Henley, August 2019, 5th Place
  • Coxswain-(Spackenkill) 5/09/2021 Regatta Junior Girl's 4 1V: 4th place
  • Coxswain-(Spackenkill) 5/16/2021 Regatta Junior Girls's 4 1V: 2nd Place
  • Coxswain-(Spackenkill) 5/23/2021 Regatta Junior Girl's 4 1V: 2nd Place
  • Coxswain-(Spackenkill) 6/6/2021 Regatta Junior Girl's 4 1V: 1st Place
  • Coxswain-(Spackenkill) 6/13/2021 Regatta Junior Girl's 4 1V: 1st Place
  • Rower: (HRRA) Sculled a double at the Philadelphia Youth Regatta, July 2019
  • Rower: (Spackenkill Rowing Club) 1st place, Freshman 4, Row for the Cure, June 2019
  • Rower: (Spackenkill) 2nd Place, Lightweight 4, League Championship, May 2019
  • Rower: (Spackenkill) 1st Place, Freshman 4, League Championship, May 2019
  • Rower: (Spackenkill) 3rd Place, Freshman 4, Chargers Invitational, May 2019
  • Rower: (Spackenkill) 2nd Place, Freshman 4, NYS Championship, May 2019
  • Rower: (Spackenkill) 1st Place, Freshman 4, Triangulars, June 2019

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
Spackenkill High School
School City
Poughkeepsie
School State
NY
Guidance Counselor
Kathleen Defreest
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
110
School Size
500
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
-
School Division
-
Major Category
Marketing Ops./Marketing and Distrib.
Major
Business Services Marketing Operations
Major Category
Communications
Major
Communications and Media Studies, Other
Major Category
Parks, Rec., Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Major
Health and Physical Education, General
Other Academic Information
Previous Honors Classes: - Algebra 1 (8th) - Earth Science (8th) - Honors English (9th) - Honors Geometry (9th) - Honors Biology (9th) - Studio In Art (8th) Current Honors Classes: - Honors Algebra 2 - Honors Chemistry - Honors English Completed Regents Exams: - Algebra 1 (2019): 93/100 - Earth Science (2019): 94/100 *Honors Geometry & Biology were not able to be completed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, my midterm grade for Honors Biology was a (98/100), and my unweighted average of the first 3 quarters of Geometry was a 95. With online learning, my final average was 96. Final Averages: - 2020: 98.6 - 2021: 98.9
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Personal


First Name
Amanda
Last Name
Johnson
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Province
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
5'5"
Weight
105
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

In a span of less than 3 months, I had several exciting experiences in the beginning of my career as a coxswain. My breakout 'season' in coxing began in August 2019 at the Canadian Henley when I coxed a 4 boat in my first race. Next, I was able to cox the Mens Masters HRRA to a win at the Tail of the Fish 2019, Saratoga and finally, at the Head of the Fish 2019, Saratoga, I coxed a Freshman 4+ boat to 6th place out of 22 boats. In addition to coxing juniors, I also enjoy coxing for the Masters at HRRA. Currently (Spring 2021) I am helping cox and coach my scholastic novice team, cox the 1V for varsity, and cox my club's Master's Racing team. In the future, I plan to attend the Yale Crew Camp in July 2021, as well as cox the Junior Racing team and Master's Racing team.

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

I am extremely passionate about coxing and have been ever since I got in the seat. I love the thrill of being the motivation behind my rower's hard work, as well as the satisfaction of steering a straight course. Prior to coxing, I was a rower in 7th and 8th grade. My rowing experience allows me to better understand my rowers and what they go through in practice and in a race. Last fall, 2019, and this fall, 2020, experienced rowers have given highly positive feedback to my coach about my coxswain skills, which motivates me to work harder 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 currently participate in my school's Leo Club, which encourages participants to help better the community by developing leadership qualities. It provides an opportunity to build leadership and experience, hence L.E.O. (leadership, experience, and opportunity) As a coxswain, having these qualities is beyond important, because coxswains have authority and leadership over the boat. Also, over the past 2 years, I have been building my experience as a coxswain. Coxswains must always possess these qualities in order to be effective in their position, and being a LEO Club member has made me realize that more than ever.

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

As a student-athlete, good grades are necessary in order to pursue my dreams as a coxswain. I maintain "healthy athletic performance" by prioritizing my schoolwork over my extracurricular activities. I also make sure that I am constantly fueling my body with nutritious foods, getting the appropriate amount of sleep, and taking time for my mental health by meditating and doing yoga. In order to stay in shape, I go on daily walks with my father and lift weights at the gym on the weekends. Ultimately, I make sure that I live a balanced lifestyle, making sure that I also manage to make time for myself, as well as others around me.

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

Over the course of the last year, I have had the opportunity to complete over 100 hours in community service. Even though most was virtual, I was able to teach ESL students English with "The English Learner's Club," inform others of health topics through "Medicazone," color pages for kids with cancer with "Color a Smile," and prepare and cook food with my local soup kitchen. Completing these hours gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment, knowing that I used my time effectively and made a positive impact on others.

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Blog Posts


Virtual Head of The Fish Regatta (gps), 2020 Recording
December 19, 2020
Hello! Be sure to check back more for updates in the following weeks! Stay safe and happy Holidays! https://youtu.be/emb0LqbiRgs
More Updates To Come!
November 4, 2020
Hello! I am super excited to now have more free time to update my achievements, as well as multiple recordings I collected this past fall. I hope you will learn more about me and my experience....