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Dusan Nikolic
Dusan Nikolic

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belgrade, Serbia

High School:
11th Belgrade

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Major:
Political Science

High School Sports: Rowing
Major at Washington: Political Science

Husky Rowing Experience: 2002 (Freshman)--Rowed in the varsity eight and helped crew to bronze medal at IRA Championships ... finished second at Pac-10 Championships and won a silver medal at the San Diego Crew Classic ... also captured Windermere Cup on Opening Day ... helped varsity eight to victories at the California and Wisconsin duals. 2003 (Sophomore)--Earned a silver medal at the IRA Championships as the No. 7 seat in the junior varsity eight boat ... also competed on UW's Pac-10 runner-up junior varsity eight ... rowed in the No.7 seat in Husky junior varsity dual victories over Oregon State and in the Windemere Cup ... started the season as the varsity eight stroke, rowing in second-place outings at the San Diego Crew Classic along with the Wisconsin and California duals. 2004 (Junior)--Collected a gold medal with the junior varsity eight crew at the IRA National Championships ... Rowed the No. 6 seat with the undefeated junior varsity at the Pac-10 championships and IRA regatta ... helped the Husky jayvees to regular-season wins in the California and Oregon State duals ... Received a gold medal at the Pac-10 Championships ... rowed in the varsity eight boat at the San Diego Crew Classic, the Wisconsin and the Windermere Cup ... UW won the varsity eight title at the Windermere Cup.

National Team Experience: Competed on the Serbian National Team ... finished ninth in a pair at the 2002 Under 23 World Championships in Genoa, Italy ... member of the Yugoslavian National team since 1999.

Personal: Son of Zoran and Zorica Nicolic ... mother attended Belgrade University and is a journalist ... father attended Sport University of Belgrade and is a professor ...has a younger sister, Milica.

I chose Washington because: Good school and great rowing program.
The best thing about Seattle is: Alki Beach.
The best thing about UW is: Very nice campus and student diversity.
Favorite Class: Political Science 330 - Communications and International Relations.
My best race was: The dual race against Cal, 2002 and junior varsity finals at last year's IRAs.
After I graduate, I plan to: Celebrate.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: If you are not going to give 100 percent, don't even start.

Nikolic says: "Washington Rowing is the only way to go."

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