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Andrea Smith
Andrea Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wenatchee, Wash.

High School:
Wenatchee

Height:
5-11

High School Sports: Volleyball, Basketball.
Honors and Awards: Lettered twice in volleyball and captained the squad in her senior season ... Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball ... Member of the Honor Society.
Major at Washington: Communication and Public Health.

Husky Rowing Experience: 2006 (Junior) - Rowed in the open eight to a first-place finish at the Windermere Cup. 2005 (Sophomore) - Did not compete in any events during the 2005 racing season because of shoulder surgery and rehabilitation. 2004 (Freshman) - Rowed with the novice eight, as the Huskies posted an undefeated regular season ... Helped the freshman boat to a silver medal at the Pac-10 Championships.

Personal: Daughter of Alan and Colleen Smith ... Father is a GI Physician ... Mother is an X-ray technician ... Both parents attended UW, and her father was a member of the Husky basketball team from 1972-76 ... Has two brothers, Brendan (23) and Connor (15), and two sisters, Caitrin (19) and Emma (18) ... Tutors underprivileged youth through the Seattle Youth Tutoring Program every week ... Also volunteers at the UW Medical Center.

I chose Washington because: I grew up in Seattle before my family moved to eastern Washington. I have wanted to attend UW ever since I was a little girl.
The best thing about Seattle is: The water!
My best race was: My first race when I was a freshman. It was an intramural race called Class Day, and my boat won. I was so nervous going into it and now looking back, it makes me smile.
After I graduate, I plan to: Attend nursing school and eventually get my Masters in Nursing. I want to become a Nurse Practitioner.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: Enjoy every minute, it passes quickly.

Smith says: "UNITE!"

Last Updated: January 22, 2007

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