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Katelyn McLaughlin
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Kennewick, Wash.
High School: Southridge

Who is an athlete you try to emulate?
Erin Holmes. She is such an inspiration in how hard she works to achieve the high goals she sets for herself.

What is your favorite class you have taken at UW?
My first quarter of college, I took Intro to Russian Culture. I enjoyed it because it was so different from typical classes. It was really interesting to learn about the history of another country, and the teacher was great!

What is your favorite memory as a Husky?
If you have one that isn’t rowing related, talk about it. Getting to know a few of my fellow teammates; Jalyn and Emily Van Maren for the first time at the beginning of the school year. Emily got stuck on a fence and ended up ripping her pants. The entire night we never stopped laughing. 

What is your rowing background?  What other sports have you played?
I am a walk-on to the UW Women's Crew team. I had never rowed before fall quarter. I was a swimmer for 5 years. I swam all through high school, and also did a season of track my senior year. I ran the 300m hurdles.

If you could be an athlete in another sport, what sport would it be?
Other than swimming and rowing, my dream would be to play beach volleyball. My friends and I play a lot back home in the summertime, and I like to think we are pretty good. Shout-out to the Dream Team: Nick and Hailey! 

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