High School Sports: Rowing
High School Awards: Team captain for crew ... three-time state champion for Marin Rowing Association.
Major at Washington: Communications
Husky Rowing Experience: 2000 (Sophomore): Rowed bow seat on varsity four that won gold medal on Opening Day ... rowed seven seat on crew that defeated Washington State in annual dual regatta ... also rowed bow seat and helped lead UW to a gold medal in the varsity four at Pac-10 Championships ... 2001 (Junior): Won Washington's first national championship in the pair, along with Jeff Jorgensen, at the IRA Championships ... bow seat in varsity four that won a silver medal at Pac-10 Championships ... two seat in JV eight that won a gold medal in San Diego ... recorded second place finish with JV eight at Cal dual.
Personal: Son of Susan and Allan Altman ... mother attended Northwestern and is a dental hygienist ... father graduated from Miami and is a stockbroker ... one older brother, Mike, who attended Georgetown and is an investment broker ... brother won a silver medal at the 1998 World Championships in the men's lightweight eight.
The best thing about Seattle is: The weather
The best thing about UW is: The campus
Favorite class: Mass Media Law
My best race was: 2000 Pac-10 Championships when we won the gold.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Respect authority
Altman says: "Pain is temporary, glory is forever."