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Charles Minett
Charles Minett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stratford, Ontario

High School:
Rockway Collegiate

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 215

Major:
Graphic Design

High School Sports: Volleyball, basketball

High School Awards: Won a bronze medal at the 1997 volleyball championships ... two-time district all-star and team MVP in basketball ... Received Ontario Scholar distinction .. Winner of School Citizen Award.

Major at Washington: Graphic Design

Husky Rowing Experience: 2000 (Freshman)--Rowed six seat in freshman eight all season ... Huskies won silver medal at IRA Championships and also earned victories on Opening Day, against California and at the San Diego Crew Classic ... second at Pac-10 Championships. 2001 (Sophomore)--Stroked the JV eight to a silver at IRAs ... rowed seven seat in varsity eight crew that finished second at Pac-10s ... six seat in varsity eight for Windermere Cup, California and Wisconsin duals and San Diego Crew Classic ... all-Pac-10 Academic ... won UW's Schaller Award for highest GPA on men's team. 2002 (Junior)--Stroked the junior varsity boat 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 Crew Classic ... contributed to victories at Windermere Cup and the Oregon State and Wisconsin--duals and second place at the Cal dual ... Named All Pac-10 Academic First Team 2002.

National Team Experience: Member of the 2002 Canadian national team ... Rowed at World University Games and Commonwealth Games 2002.

Personal: Son of Nina and Charles Minett ... mother attended Eastman School of Music and plays the viola ... father attended University of Toronto and is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon ... two younger brothers, Arthur and George and a younger sister, Elizabeth ... honor roll and Dean's List student in high school ... earned college distinction in dramatic arts, along with citizenship award and Ontario scholar recognition ... volunteers as a note taker for disabled students ... named to Dean's List at UW ... Member of Golden Key National Honors Society and Mortar Board National Honors Society ... 101 Club Academic Award for top men's crew g.p.a.

I chose Washington because: The beautiful mountain vistas.
The best thing about Seattle is: The duality and dynamic of the urban and natural environments.
The best thing about UW is: That it provides you the opportunity to do anything.
Favorite class: Politics of Race in the U.S.
My best race was: San Diego Crew Classic, 2000, because it was my first win as a Husky.
After I graduate, I plan to: Go to Graduate School.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Work hard and perspire.

Minett says: "Washington Rowing is a lifestyle."

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