High School Sports: Basketball, Rowing.
Honors and Awards: Captained the Bellevue Christian girl's basketball team as a senior ... Honored as the Most Inspirational ... Earned first-team all-league in 2003 and second-team all-league recognition in 2002 ... Member of the academic honor roll ... Competed with the Sammamish Rowing Association, which went to the national championships twice ... Member of the Junior National Team in 2003 ... Also competed with Portage Bay Rowing.
Major at Washington: Psychology.
Husky Rowing Experience: 2006 (Junior) - Rowed with the junior varsity crew for most of the season, with a few races in the varsity boat ... Rowed primarily in the No. 7 seat ... UW's junior varsity eight took gold at the Windemere Cup Women's Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup ... Finished in fourth place at the Pac-10 Championships ... Helped UW's JV squad to a second-place finish in the Petite Final at the NCAA Championships. 2005 (Sophomore) - Rowed with the junior varsity eight crew all season ... UW's jayvee boat won the petite final at the NCAA championships ... Rowed primarily in the No. 2 seat ... UW's junior varsity eight earned the bronze medal at the Pac-10 championships ... Helped the JV eight to first-place efforts at the Windermere Cup and Oregon State dual. 2004 (Freshman) - Rowed in the top novice boat all season before being promoted to the junior varsity crew for the NCAA Championships ... Competed in the No. 7 seat for the junior varsity which finished sixth at the NCAA regatta ... Collected a silver medal in the novice event at the Pac-10 Championships.
Personal: Daughter of Robin Sooter and Darryl Nance ... Mother attended Seattle Pacific University and is a business administrator at Boeing ... Father attended Cal State Northridge and is a procurement agent at Boeing ... Has one brother, Aaron (27) who attended dental school at Washington ... Also has a sister, Abby (24).
I chose Washington because: They had a great program and I didn't want to move far.
The best thing about Seattle is: The view from Gasworks Park.
My best race was: Freshman year, beating Cal by curvature.
After I graduate, I plan to: Make the under 23 national team, become a teacher, coach, join a choir, work with kids.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: We all find the time to do what we really want to do!
Last Updated: January 22, 2007