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Gavin Grant
Gavin Grant

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canton, Mass.

High School:
Noble & Greenough

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

High School Sports: Football, rowing

High School Awards: Captain of football team as a senior ... won national championship in rowing, in coxed four, as a senior.

Husky Rowing Experience: 2002 (Junior): Squad member. 2001 (Sophomore):Squad member. 2000 (Freshman): Stroked the freshman eight all season and helped lead UW to a silver medal at the IRA Championships ... finished second at Pac-10 Championships ... won gold medal on Opening Day and led Huskies to a five-second win over Cal in the annual dual regatta ... also won a gold medal at San Diego Crew Classic.

Personal: Son of Betsy and George Grant ... mother is a flight attendant and father is an insurance agent ... has an older brother, George (34), who attended Boston College, and a younger brother, Brian (16) ... has two sisters, Sarah (32), an artist, and Elizabeth (14).

I chose Washington because: It had everything I was looking for in a school.

The best thing about Seattle is: The view of Mt. Rainier.

The best thing about UW is: The friendly people.

Favorite class: Political science

My best race was: Our dual against Cal. We came from behind to win by open water.

After I graduate, I plan to: Join the Peace Corps.

If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Meet a few people who don't go to the boathouse everyday.

Grant says: "Washington Rowing is about getting down to the nitty-gritty."

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