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Olivia Morrow
Olivia Morrow

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Scripps Ranch

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 145


High School Sports: Rowing.
High School Awards: Three-year letterwinner for ZLAC Rowing Club ... team Captain of ZLAC ... recipient of Most Outstanding Contributions by a Senior Award ... high school Honor Roll member.
Major at Washington: Psychology.

Husky Rowing Experience: 2005 (Junior)--Stroked the junior varsity eight boat that won the petit final at the NCAA championships ... opened the season with the varsity eight crew that registered a 2-1 record with dual wins over Texas and Wisconsin at the Windermere Classic ... helped UW's top boat to dual race wins against Washington State and Oregon State ... the Huskies' varsity eight finished second to a powerful Czech Republic crew in the Windermere Cup ... rowed in the No. 2 seat for UW's varsity eight that finished fourth at the Pac-10 championships. 2004 (Sophomore) --Rowed in the bow seat of the junior varsity for the entire season, except for one race ... stroked the junior varsity at the Windermere Cup, which UW won ... the Husky junior varsity won the Oregon State dual race ... collected a bronze medal at the Pac-10 Championships ... UW's junior varsity placed sixth at the NCAA Championships. 2003 (Freshman) --Occupied the bow seat in the novice eight that placed third at Pac-10 Championships and helped Washington win the conference team title ... member of the eight that placed fourth at the San Diego Crew Classic ... rowed for the crew that won the novice eight competition at the Washington State dual ... helped the Huskies' novice eight to victories at the Windermere Cup Regatta and the Oregon State dual.

Personal: Daughter of Anna Abai and John Morrow ... father graduated from the University of Wales at Cardiff and is an immunologist ... mother graduated from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and is a research scientist.

I chose Washington because: It was the full package - great academics, competitive athletics, incredible ambience and high quality people.
The best thing about Seattle is: Gasworks Park at night.
My best race was: The final at NCAA's last year. We had been rowing a new lineup for one week and we finally clicked. In the last 500 we had the most amazing intuitive and physical connection. We just knew.
After I graduate, I plan to: Spend a few more years doing research and then go to grad school to study clinical or neuropsychology.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Put equal amounts of energy into all spheres of your life. When you can find a balance, things work out beautifully.

Morrow says: "After rowing at Washington, you realize you have the power to achieve anything."

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