High School Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Dance, Gymnastics.
High School Awards: Captain of her high school basketball team as a senior ... Captured fifth place in doubles at the 2002 state tournament ... Finished in second place in the 2003 State Doubles Championship ... Received National Honor Roll recognition ... Graduated valedictorian ... Named Pac-10 First-Team All-Academic Team as a junior ... Recognized as a National Scholar Athlete in 2006 ... Also honored as a member of the UW Annual Dean's List in her first season at Washington ... Captured silver medals in the both the women's senior pair and elite pair events at the 2006 USRowing National Championship Regatta.
Major at Washington: Psychology.
Husky Rowing Experience: 2006 (Junior) - Competed with the JV Eight in her first season at Washington ... Added a gold medal in the Women's Erickson Memorial Cascade Cup event at the Windermere Cup ... Posted a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships ... Ended the season with second-place showing in the petite finals at the NCAA Championships.
Personal: Daughter of Ann and David Bowman ... Mother is a teacher and father is an electrical engineer ... Father attended graduate school at the University of Washington ... Has two younger brothers, Ken (18) and Lanh (16), and one older sister, Becca (23) ... Transferred from North Park University at the beginning of her junior year ... Maternal grandmother rowed at the UW for one season.
I chose Washington because: I wanted to row for one of the top teams in the nation.
The best thing about Seattle is: The occasional clear, sunny days when you can see both mountain ranges.
My best race was: The 2004 Dad Vail Regatta. Our boat put everything together to win the gold medal in the novice four with open water.
After I graduate, I plan to: Move to Texas for a year or so to work with horses, then spend a couple of years abroad - hopefully in Russia or South America.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: Expect to work hard if you want to win.
Bowman says: "Never settle."
Last Updated: January 22, 2007