High School Sports: Skiing, volleyball, rowing, golf
High School Awards: Competed nationally in skiing for two years ... competed and placed on Canadian Junior Golf circuit ... rowed four years for Havergal College and won four gold medals at Canadian Nationals, along with two silvers and a bronze ... also rowed with Hanlan Boat Club in fall head races and won a gold and several silver medals.
Major at Washington: International Business
Husky Rowing Experience: 2000 (Freshman) -- Rowed bow seat in the all-freshman varsity four that won a gold medal at the NCAA Championships ... six seat during the regular season as novice eight completed an undefeated campaign, winning a Pac-10 championship, Windermere Cup title and San Diego Crew Classic grand final ... posted a double win over California, when she helped the novice eight win the annual dual and then rowed a second race, as bow seat in the varsity four. 2001 (Sophomore) -- Rowed four seat in the varsity eight that came from behind to win a gold medal in its grand final and help UW win the team title at the NCAA Championships ... also won a gold medal at Pac-10 Championships and had victories in Windermere Cup, and Cal, Washington State and Oregon State dual regattas ... finished second at San Diego Crew Classic ... named to All-Pac-10 Academic Team. 2002 (Junior) -- Rowed four seat in the varsity eight that captured the NCAA National Championship ... sat 4 seat in the varsity eight that went undefeated during the regular season ... won the 11th consecutive gold medal for Washington's varsity eight at Pac-10's ... Helped the Huskies collect victories at the Cal, Wisconsin, Washington State and Oregon duals, and also at the Windermere Cup and San Diego Crew Classic regattas ... Named to All-Pac-10 Academic Team
National Team Experience: Member of the Canadian Under 23 team ... rowed bow in the straight four that went to the Under 23 World Championships, 2002
Personal: Daughter of Judith and Richard Hunter ... parents attended University of Toronto ... mother is a physiotherapy professor and father is an endodontist ... two younger sisters, Emily and Alexandra ... in high school, competed with the ski team four days a week and went to school the other three ... after graduation, spent six months travelling through Australia and New Zealand ... completed an Outward Bound course in Australia.
I chose Washington because: The mountains, the lakes, the scenery, having ski hills and clean swimming water at my finger tips, plus the clean air.
The best thing about Seattle is: The laid back people and being able to ski and row in the same day.
The best thing about UW is: The support for both students and athletes.
Favorite class: Negotiations.
My best race was: NCAA Championships, 2001. Even Jan wasn't sure her rookies could push from behind, but not a single person in my boat doubted we'd row through Brown to win.
After I graduate, I plan to: Try out for the national team, work on the west coast, and go to law school.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: There is a difference between dedication and commitment.
Hunter says: "Washington Rowing is relentless in teaching you how to work harder than you ever thought possible."