High School Sports: Water Polo, swimming, and rowing.
High School Awards: Graduated Cum Laude ... won Spanish award ... AP National Scholar ... Coach's Award in swimming.
Major at Washington: Biochemistry and Neurobiology.
Husky Rowing Experience: 2005 (Junior)--Rowed the first three events in the No. 5 seat for the undefeated junior varsity crew ... promoted to the varsity eight for the Windermere Cup, helping UW's top boat defeat the Czech Republic and Cornell ... rowed in the No. 5 seat for the varsity eight that placed fourth at the IRA championships ... collected a silver medal in the varsity eight race at the Pac-10 championships. 2004 (Sophomore)--Collected a gold medal as a member of UW's national championship varsity four crew ... rowed in the No. 3 seat for the Husky four that won the IRA championship race by over two seconds ... also received a gold medal for a first-place performance with the varsity four at the Pac-10 championships ... the four won the Windermere Cup competition ... won the senior men's pair at the 2004 U.S. nationals with UW teammate Adam Van Winkle. 2003 (Freshman)--Stroked the top freshman eight crew all season ... the Huskies' freshman eight won the Windermere Cup competition ... UW's top first-year crew finished fourth at the IRA championships.
Personal: Son of Adrienne and Paul Phillips ... mother attended Syracuse and is a dietician ... father attended the University of Rochester and is a cardiologist ... has two brothers, Justin (20) and Galen (18).
I chose Washington because: The excellent opportunity in rowing and academics.
The best thing about Seattle is: The water.
My best race was: The next one.
After I graduate, I plan to: Take a year off and then go to medical school.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: First with the head, then with the heart.
Phillips says: "If it tingles, it means you're working."