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Marissa Fortier
Height: 5'9"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Issaquah, Wash.
High School: Skyline

Who is an athlete you try to emulate?
An athlete I try to emulate is Gabby Douglas because even though no one believed she could make it to the Olympics she defied the odds and ended up winning gold and with that I try to have a work ethic like her and not give up no matter what people think I can do.

What is your favorite class you have taken at UW?
My favorite class I have taken at UW was classics 324 Greek and Roman Athletics. This was my favorite because it was interesting learning about the ancient Olympic games and how sports have changed from then and now.

What is your favorite memory as a Husky?
My favorite memory as a husky was having a class with my older sister my first quarter of college.

What is your rowing background? What other sports have you played?
This is my first year rowing. Previous sports that I have played were volleyball, track & field and basketball.

If you could be an athlete in another sport what would it be?
If I could be an athlete in another sport it would be track and field because I enjoyed doing field events like triple jump and high jump and having the opportunity to jump again would be great.
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