High School Sports: Basketball, track, rowing
High School Awards: Earned four varsity letters in basketball, three in crew and two in track ... named High School Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Major at Washington: Communications
Husky Rowing Experience: 2001 (Freshman)--Stroked the freshman eight that won a gold medal at IRAs, Washington's first gold since 1997 ... also led Huskies to a gold medal at Pac-10 Championships, UW's first gold by an eight since 1997 ... crew was undefeated in grand finals, also winning at Windermere Cup, Cal and OSU duals and at San Diego .
2002 (Sophomore)--Rowed bow seat for the junior varsity that won a bronze medal at the IRA Championships ... member of crew that won silver at Pac-10's ... helped Huskies to gold at the San Diego Classic ... contributed to victories at Windermere Cup and the OSU and Wisconsin duals.
2003 (Junior)--Utilized red-shirt season.
National Team Experience: Rowed bow seat of Canada's Under-23 eight at the 2002 Under-23 World Championships in Genoa, Italy ...Competed with the eight at 2001 Canada Games and in the senior B single at 2001 Canadian Henley ... Canadian Junior National team member in 2000 ... won at Brentwood International Regatta in eight in 1998.
Personal: Son of Lee and Andrew Harrison ... both parents attended Syracuse ... mother is employed by the University of Victoria ... father is a rowing coach and rowing shell distributor ... has one older sister, Emilee (24), who attended the University of Victoria.
I chose Washington because: The challenge.
The best thing about Seattle is: The high Canadian population.
The best thing about UW is: The quad, on campus.
Favorite class: The History of Canada.
My best race was: IRAs 2001, stroking the freshman eight and winning a gold medal.
After I graduate, I plan to: Join the Canadian National Team training center.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: If you come in cocky, you're going to get humbled.
Harrison says: "Washington Rowing is all about tradition."