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Victoria Gibson
Victoria Gibson


Boston, Mass.

High School:
John D. O'Bryant


High School Sports: Rowing, Swimming, Indoor Track.
Honors and Awards: Rowed with G-ROW during her freshman and sophomore years at O'Bryant ... Rowed with CRI during the summers in high school and in her junior and senior seasons... Volunteers with the Big Brother Big Sister program ... Named the Spring 2006 recipient of the Sportsmanship Award.
Major at Washington: Business Administration - Human Resources.

Husky Rowing Experience: 2006 (Junior) - Rowed in the seven seat with the Washington boat that won the open eight race at the Windermere Cup. 2005 (Sophomore) - Rowed in the No. 2 seat in the Open Eight, as the Huskies took second place in the Windermere Cup. 2004 (Freshman) - Competed at the Windermere Cup with the second novice eight, taking fifth place ... Rowed with the novice eight to a silver medal at the Pac-10 Championships.

Personal: Daughter of Teri and Bruce Gibson ... Mother is a stenographer ... Father is a computer operator ... Has two brothers, David and Mark.

I chose Washington because: I came to Washington to be on a team that would help me become a more grounded rower.
The best thing about Seattle is: The weather because it's not 10 below or in the 100s and humid
My best race was: The 2005 Class Day Race when our junior class beat the seniors. There was a lot of harmless trash talking among the crews, but to our advantage, we beat them in style.
After I graduate, I plan to: Take some time to travel abroad to Europe, Africa, and India. In the meantime, graduate school and rowing will be things I'll do as I go into the "real" world and work.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: Remember that rowing is just one aspect of your college life, so balance is the key. Don't neglect your studies for rowing or rowing for your studies. Always try to look at things in perspective while remembering your goals and dreams; they will guide you when you may have doubts or misfortune in your life.

Gibson says: "Every pair trial, erg test, and row is an opportunity to show everyone (yourself, teammates, coaches) what you're made of. Leave Washington with no regrets and every opportunity filled to your best potential. You'll leave satisfied with your performance and your time here will be well spent."

Last Updated: January 22, 2007

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