High School Sports: Rowing, volleyball, basketball
High School Awards: Female athlete of the year as a freshman ... Canadian sculler of the year in `95.
Major at Washington: English
Husky Rowing Experience: 1998 (Freshman): Rowed in the three seat in the novice eight that won a Pac-10 Championship and its grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic ... four seat in the varsity four at the NCAA Championships ... rowed at Canadian Henley and in the Canada Cup, summer `98 ... 1999 (Sophomore): Rowed in the two seat with the varsity eight ... helped Huskies win an eighth-straight Pac-10 title and Whittier Cup title at the San Diego Crew Classic ... boat finished fifth in its grand final at the NCAA Championships and was third overall in the team standings ... rowed at Canadian Henley in summer, 1999 and won the doubles race ... two-time winner of the Canada Cup ... 2000 (Junior): Was a part of UW's historic winning crew at the Henley Royal Regatta in July, rowing in the seven seat ... helped lead the varsity eight to a silver medal and second-place team finish at the NCAA Championships ... crew 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 ... competed at Canadian Henley during the summer and won the senior pair and finished third in the senior double.
Personal: Daughter of Noran Tapley ... has two younger sisters, Meghan (5) and Shelby (4) ... enjoys spinning, volleyball and swimming ... interested in a law career.
I chose Washington because: I wanted to row for a great team and get a good education.
The best thing about Seattle is: The Cascade Mountains
The best thing about UW is: The friends I've made since I've been here.
Favorite class: Zoology 118.
My best race was: The Royal Henley Regatta. I was such an incredible experience. We raced well and won the whole thing. It was unbelievable.
After I graduate, I plan to: Try out for the Canadian National Team and then go to law school.
Borges says: "Rowing at Washington has taught me to work hard not only on the water but also in my future endeavors."