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Courtney Plitt
Courtney Plitt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mill Creek, Wash.

High School:
Jackson

Height:
5-10

High School Sports: Swimming, Rowing.
Honors and Awards: A two-year letterwinner in swimming ... Was the district champion and competed in state both years ... A three-year letterwinner in rowing ... Captained the squad in her senior season ... A two-time regional champion ... Also competed at Nationals twice with a pair of grand finalist appearances ... Was a Washington State Scholar Nominee, finishing her high school years in the Top 5% in grades ... Recipient of a Pepsi Scholarship award ... Earned a silver medal in Athens, Greece with the United States Jr. National Rowing Team 2003.
Major at Washington: Speech and Hearing Science/Nursing.

Husky Rowing Experience: 2006 (Junior) - Stroked the varsity eight for the second-straight season ... Helped the Huskies to a second-place finish at the Windermere Cup, finishing behind Russia ... Helped the UW varsity eight to a fourth-place finish at the Pac-10 Championships ... Finished in third place in the petite final at the NCAA Championships. 2005 (Sophomore) - Stroked the varsity eight ... Helped the squad to a silver medal in the Windermere Cup, finishing behind the first-place finisher Czech Republic ... Took fourth at the Pac-10 Championships ... Ended the season with a sixth-place finish in the petite finals at the NCAA Championships. 2004 (Freshman) - Stroked for the undefeated novice eight for the regular season ... Moved to the stroke in the second varsity squad before the Pac-10 Championships, where the JV boat finished in third place ... Helped the junior varsity eight to a sixth-place showing at the NCAA Championships.

Personal: Daughter of Ken and Terry Plitt ... Father is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist ... Mother works in Entercom Broadcasting ... Has one older brother, Kyle (24) ... Member of the Delta Gamma Sorority ... Volunteers with the UW Medical Center Volunteer.

I chose Washington because: Of tradition, athletics, and because of the way I felt when I walked on campus for the first time. It just felt right, like I was at home.
The best thing about Seattle is: The water and the mountains.
My best race was: The Cal dual my freshman year when we crushed them by 19 seconds.
After I graduate, I plan to: Travel a lot and go to graduate school to become a Nurse Practitioner.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: Don't let any opportunity pass you by! NO REGRETS!

Plitt says: "It's about pushing yourself harder than you know you can!"

Last Updated: February 2, 2007

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