High School Sports: Rowing and swimming
High School Awards: Member of the Green Lake Crew team 1998 to 2000 ... swam for Ballard High School in 1999 ... member of the Honor Roll and National Honor Society ... recipient of Washington State Scholarship.
Major at Washington: Biology
Husky Rowing Experience: 2002 (Sophomore) - Coxswain with Washington's novice team.
2003 (Junior) - Coxswain of junior varsity eight ... directed the boat to a second place finish at NCAA championships and helped Washington to a third place team finish ... member of the JV eight crew that won silver at Pac-10 Championships and helped UW claim the conference team title ... coxed the junior varsity eight that placed first at the San Diego Crew Classic ... helped the Huskies to victories at the Windermere Cup along with the California, Washington State and Oregon State duals.
Personal: Daughter of Lisa and Jaromir Mach ... both parents attended the University of Washington ... father is a commercial fisherman ... mother is a city planner who rowed as a student at UW ... has an older brother; Jaeger (24) who is a senior at UW's business school ... has two sisters, Natasha (10) and Oscia (22) who is a senior at the UW majoring in architecture and religion ... also has an uncle and several cousins who have attended UW ... an avid skier.
I chose Washington because: It's in the family.
The best thing about Seattle is: The rain that keeps the yuppies friendly.
The best thing about UW is: The miles of open water.
Favorite Class: Biological Oceanography 430 (love the copepods)
My best race was: San Diego Crew Classic 2003, when we walked through Cal in the last 250 and "rode the wave" to the finish line.
After I graduate, I plan to: Do field research in Marine Biology, travel and eat.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Don't hit the buoys.
Mach says: "Where you goin'? You goin' nowhere."