High School Sports: Rowing, Swimming, Cross Country.
Honors and Awards: Two-time member of the Dean's List at UW ... Member of the Honor Roll in high school.
Major at Washington: European Studies
Husky Rowing Experience: 2006 (Junior) - Stroked the JV eight during the season ... Helped the Huskies capture first place in the Women's Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup at the Windermere Cup for the second-straight year ... Captured fourth-place in the second varsity eight race at the Pac-10 Championships ... Finished the season in bow seat of the JV eight at the NCAA Championships, where the Huskies took second in the petite final. 2005 (Sophomore) - Rowed in the No. 7 seat as the JV boat claimed gold in the Women's Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup at the Windermere Cup ... Helped the boat claim third at the Pac-10 Championships ... Capped the year with a first-place finish in the petite final at the NCAA Championships. 2004 (Freshman) - Rowed with the undefeated novice eight before moving to the No. 4 seat in the junior varsity crew prior to the Pac-10 Championships ... Collected a bronze medal with the junior varsity eight at the conference regatta ... Helped the JV boat to a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Championships.
Personal: Daughter of Michael and Marina Simenstad ... Father is a San Francisco Bar Pilot, and her mother is a schoolteacher ... Has younger twin brothers, Eric and Alexander (17) ... Studied abroad in St. Petersburg last summer.
I chose Washington because: I loved the landscape and the people I met here.
The best thing about Seattle is: The smells of the different seasons.
My best race was: The regional championship final my senior year, because we put in a lot of hard work and had an amazing coach; it all paid off when we won by open water.
After I graduate, I plan to: Join the real world and get a job.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: Get fit.
Simenstad says: "Always keep the goal in mind, but take it one day at a time."
Last Updated: January 22, 2007