High School Sports: Rowing, volleyball, golf and water polo.
High School Awards: MVP and captain of volleyball team ... water polo team captain.
Major at Washington: Women and Health.
Husky Rowing Experience: 2005 (Junior) --Rowed all season in UW's varsity eight crew ... after rowing in the No. 2 seat in the season-opening Windermere Collegiate Classic, moved into the No. 5 position for the remaining seven regattas ... opened the season with a 2-1 record with dual wins over Texas and Wisconsin at the Windermere Classic ... UW's top boat won duals against Washington State and Oregon State ... finished second to a powerful Czech Republic crew in the Windermere Cup ... UW's varsity eight finished fourth at the Pac-10 championships and sixth in the petite final at the NCAA championships. 2004 (Sophomore) --Rowed in the varsity eight boat all year ... UW won the Washington State dual, the Windermere Cup and the Oregon State dual ... collected a silver medal in the varsity eight event at the Pac-10 Championships ... UW's varsity eight won the petite final at the NCAA Championships. 2003 (Freshman) -Five seat in novice eight that placed third at Pac-10 and helped Washington win conference team title ... member of the eight that placed fourth at the San Diego Crew Classic ... rowed in novice boat that defeated the Cougar novice at the Washington State Dual ... Helped the novice eight to wins at Windermere Cup and the Oregon State dual ... Traveled to the NCAA Championships as a spare.
National Team Experience: Rowed in Germany during 2001 with the United States' Junior National Team ... competed for the U.S. National Team at the 2004 World Championships in Spain ... placed fifth at 2001 Junior World Rowing Championships ... won a silver medal at the Junior National Rowing Championships in 2002.
Personal: Daughter of Nancy and Anthony DePalma ... father is retired from engineer/manufacturing distribution ... mother is a receptionist... has one brother, Matt (20) ... has a first degree black belt.
I chose Washington because: The girls I met here were awesome and the city was really amazing.
The best thing about Seattle is: That it's close to everything, to the University, to Canada, to Portland. There is always somewhere beautiful to go.
My best race was: The B final in Spain. We pulled together as a crew and had our fastest, smoothest race ever.
After I graduate, I plan to: Stay in Seattle and return to school and complete my EMT training to become a paramedic.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: You will make and keep the dearest friends, and acquire a huge extended family.
DePalma says: "Four years of Washington rowing isn't enough. I'll never be ready for my part on this legacy to end."