High School Sports: Cross country, basketball, track
High School Awards: Captained all three teams in high school ... participated in state track championships three time ... competed in the state cross country championships, 1995-98 ... Scott Rhodes Scholar recipient.
Major at Washington: Communications
Husky Rowing Summary: 1999 (Freshman): Rowed in the two seat in all-freshman varsity four that won the NCAA Championship and helped Huskies to a third-place team finish ... was in the four seat in novice eight boat that won a Pac-10 Championship and Windermere Cup title ... also won grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... spent summer `99 at the ARCO Olympic Training Center Freshman Camp ... 2000 (Sophomore): Earned CRCA Second Team All-America honors ... named to All-Pac-10 Conference First Team ... rowed as a part of UW's historic winning crew at the Henley Royal Regatta in July, in the four seat ... Huskies won the first-ever Henley Prize ... stroked the U.S. women's four without coxswain to a gold medal at the Nation's Cup Regatta Under-23 National Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark in late July... helped lead the varsity eight to a silver medal and second-place team finish at the NCAA Championships ... crew was top-ranked and undefeated until final week of the season ... won a ninth-straight Pac-10 Championship and second-consecutive Windermere Cup title on Opening Day ... posted victories in annual dual regattas with Wisconsin and Cal ... helped Huskies to an open water win at the San Diego Crew Classic, the ninth-straight Whittier Cup title for UW ... named to the USRowing 2000 Collegiate Honor Roll First Team after finishing the year with a 3.69 gpa ... also named to the All-Pac-10 Academic First Team ... 2001 (Junior): Rowed six seat in varsity eight that came from behind to win a gold medal and seal the team championship for Washington at NCAA Championships ... crew won a gold medal at Pac-10 Championships and defeated Romanian National Team in the Windermere Cup ... undefeated in dual regattas ... lone loss of the season came at San Diego Crew Classic when crew finished second, behind USC ... earned CRCA All-America honors ... named to All-Pac-10 Team and All-Pac-10 Academic Team.
National Team Experience: Selected to the U.S. National Team and competed, along with Husky teammates Heidi Hurn and Mary Whipple, in the women's eight that finished fourth at the 2001 World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland ... rowed six seat in the U.S. eight ... won U.S. Nationals, versus Canadian National Team ... reunited with the women's eight to compete in and win the 2001 Head of the Charles in Boston ... stroked the U.S. women's four without coxswain to a gold medal at the 2000 Nation's Cup Regatta Under-23 National Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Personal: Daughter of Dave and Denise Mickelson ... comes from a family of Huskies ... parents both graduated from UW ... grandfather, Stan Mickelson, played basketball at for Hec Edmundson ... brother, Eric, ran track and cross country ... uncle, Bill, was a Husky rower and competed at Henley ... sister-in-law, Aleah, also ran track and cross country ... named to Dean's List as a freshman at UW.
I chose UW because: I grew up as a Husky and when it came time to go to college, my brother was a senior here and he gave me the grand tour. The rowing program sounded pretty good too.
The best thing about Seattle is: It's relatively close to Lake Quinault.
The best thing about UW is: The beautiful campus.
Favorite class: Communications 444
My best race was: Nations Cup 2000. Our boat was relatively inexperienced, but we took off from the start and lead until the finish. It was amazing to take all that I learned at UW and use it with another boat.
After I graduate, I plan to: Train for the next Olympics.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: In whatever you do, do it with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.
Mickelson says: "Washington Rowing is fun for the whole family."