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Karen Etsell
Karen Etsell


Seattle, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 155

Anthropology & Zoology

High School Sports: Rowing

High School Awards: Four-time varsity letter winner at Greenlake Crew ... Team Captain and Most Inspirational 1999 ... Second place in the varsity four at Junior Nationals, 1997 ... High School Valedictorian

Major at Washington: Anthropology and Zoology

Husky Rowing Experience: 2000 (Freshman) -- Squad member. 2001 (Sophomore) -- Squad member. 2002 (Junior) -- Stroked the women's varsity four that placed tenth at the NCAA Championship and helped the Huskies to a second- place team finish ... in varsity four that placed third at Pac-10's and helped Washington win the team title ... won at Windermere Cup as a member of the varsity four

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Jackie Etsell ... parents both attended UW ... mother is a recreational leader for Green Lake and father is a marine engineer ... has one younger brother, Chad (18) who is a freshman at UW ... Mother rowed for the UW lightweight team, 1970-`72

I chose Washington because: It has so much to offer.
The best thing about Seattle is: The location, water and mountains all around.
The best thing about UW is: The great campus.
Favorite class: Zoology 100 and Evolution.
My best race was: Windermere 2002. Not only was it Opening Day, one of the most fun races of the season, we had a powerful race right from the start and won with open water.
After I graduate, I plan to: Go to Dental School or Graduate School.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Just have fun with it and enjoy racing for one of the best teams in the country.

Etsell says: "Rowing for Washington is all about pulling hard, having fun and going fast."

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