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Mary Whipple
Mary Whipple

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Sacramento Adventist Academy

Height / Weight:
5-3 / 101

Position:
Coxswain

Major:
Communications

High School Sports: Rowing

High School Awards: Four year coxswain for Capital Crew ... Most Outstanding Woman for Capital Crew in 1998 ... coxed the eight for Junior National Team in 1998.

Major at Washington: Communications

Husky Rowing Summary: 1999 (Freshman): Coxswain for the NCAA-Champion varsity four that won in her hometown of Sacramento ... coxed the novice eight to Pac-10 and San Diego Crew Classic titles ... also won at the Windermere Cup ... 2000 (Sophomore): Earned CRCA First Team All-America honors ... All-Pac-10 second team academic honoree ... coxed the varsity eight to an historic victory at the Henley Royal Regatta in July, as the Huskies won the first-ever Henley Prize in England ... 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 ... won the annual dual regattas against Wisconsin and Cal ... helped Huskies to an open water win at the San Diego Crew Classic, the ninth-straight Whittier Cup title for UW ... 2001 (Junior): Coxed varsity eight to a come-from-behind victory in the grand final and helped UW win team title at NCAA Championships ... also led crew to a 10th straight Pac-10 gold medal, along with victories over the Romanian team in the Windermere Cup, and in dual regattas with Wisconsin, Cal, WSU and OSU ... only loss of the season came at the San Diego Crew Classic, when UW finished second to USC ... earned CRCA First Team all-America honors ... named to All-Pac-10 Academic Team.

National Team Experience: Selected to the U.S. National Team, along with Husky teammates Heidi Hurn and Anna Mickelson, and coxed the women's eight to a fourth place finish at the 2001 World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland ... won U.S. Nationals, versus Canadian National Team ... reunited with the women's eight to compete in and win the 2001 Head of the Charles in Boston ... coxed the eight for U.S. Junior National Team in 1998.

Personal: Daughter of Meg and Al Whipple ... father is a physical therapist ... has a twin sister, Sarah, who is a coxswain at UC-Davis ... two older brothers, Al and David ... hobbies include snowboarding, wakeboarding and backpacking.

I chose Washington because: I wanted to live in Seattle and the campus is so pretty.

The best thing about Seattle is: When the sun shines.

The best thing about UW is: The friends I've made and the beautiful campus.

Favorite class: Communications

After I graduate, I plan to: Work for a snowboard company.

My best race was: Henley, 2000. We rowed our own race when it mattered the most.

If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Don't be afraid to try your hardest. Just go for it.

Whipple says: "Being a part of Washington Rowing makes me feel a part of a long tradition of being the best you can be."

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