High School Sports: Rowing
High School Awards: Four-year letter winner in crew ... MVP in 1998 and '99 ... won New England Championships in varsity eight as a sophomore ... member of 1998 USA Junior National Team.
Major at Washington: Oceanography
Husky Rowing Experience: 2000 (Freshman)--Coxed freshman eight all season ... directed Huskies to wins at San Diego Crew Classic, on Opening Day and over Cal at the annual dual regatta at Redwood Shores ... crew won a silver medal at IRA Championships and also finished second at Pac-10 Championships. 2001 (Sophomore)--Moved into varsity eight for IRA Championships and helped lead the crew to a bronze medal at the year-end regatta ... coxed junior varsity eight throughout the regular season, leading the crew to gold medal performances at the San Diego Crew Classic and Windermere Cup ... silver medal at Pac-10 Championships and Cal dual. 2002 (Junior)--Coxed the varsity eight that won a bronze medal at IRA Championships ... member of the crew that won silver at Pac-10's and the San Diego Crew Classic ... lead the varsity eight to a win at Windermere Cup ... helped lead Huskies to victories at the California, Wisconsin and Oregon State duels.
National Team Experience: Coxed the US men's eight and lead the crew to a gold medal at the 2002 Under-23 Word Championships in Genoa, Italy.
Personal: Son of Patricia and Donald Marks ... father owns an electronics store and mother is a promotions manager ... has an older brother, Keith (29 and a younger brother, Adam (19 ... one sister, Kim (26).
I chose Washington because: World class rowing, competitive academics and a beautiful location.
The best thing about Seattle is: Skiing - frozen or liquid will do.
The best thing about UW is: The long board run, complete with chair lift.
My best race was: Spike Eikum, 2002. We figured out how to go fast together in 30 minutes.
After I graduate, I plan to: Mess around in boats.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Heads up for huge buoys, they sneak up on you.
Marks says: "Washington Rowing is pain for pleasure."