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Matt Deakin
Matt Deakin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Francisco, Calif.

High School:
Urban

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 195

Major:
Wildland Conservation

High School Sports: Rowing

High School Awards: Rowing team captain as a senior ... earned four letters in crew.

Major at Washington: Wildland Conservation

Husky Rowing Experience: 1999 (Freshman): Rowed in the six seat in the freshman eight ... finished fourth in IRA grand final ... second at Pac-10 Championships ... captured San Diego Crew Classic title ... also won Windermere Cup race ... 2000 (Sophomore): Rowed six seat in varsity eight that finished fourth at IRA Championships ... two seat on varsity eight at Pac-10 Championships when Huskies won a silver medal and on Opening Day when Huskies won 10th-straight Windermere Cup ... bow seat in San Diego when varsity eight finished second in Copley Cup. ... 2001 (Junior): Rowed three seat in varsity eight that won a bronze medal at IRAs ... two seat at Pac-10s when varsity eight won silver ... stroked varsity eight at Windermere Cup, Cal dual and San Diego Crew Classic.

Personal: Son of Michele Sudduth and John Deakin ... mother is a writer and father is a civil servant.

I chose Washington because: The quality of the rowing program.

The best thing about Seattle is: Gorditos Mexican Restaurant.

The best thing about UW is: The rowing community.

My best race was: Opening Day, 2000. It's a pretty cool thing to be able to row in front of a crowd like that.

After I graduate, I plan to: Mountain or sea search and rescue.

If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Don't take yourself too seriously.

Deakin says: "Enjoy it while it lasts."

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