High School Sports: Rowing
High School Awards: Two-year letterwinner in crew ... team won Virginia state and league championships ... received the Wellesly Book Award ... a member of the honor roll.
Major at Washington: English
Husky Rowing Experience: 2002 (Freshman) -- Rowed in the No. 4 seat in every race for the novice boat ... member of the novice eight that placed third at Pac-10 and helped Washington win the team title ... member of eight that placed second at the San Diego Crew Classic and the Washington State dual ... member of crew that was victorious at the Windermere Cup Opening Day races as well as the California and Oregon State duals. 2003 (Sophomore) -- Rowed No. 2 seat for the varsity four boat ... helped the varsity four to the silver medal at the Pac-10 Championships ... rowed for the crew that won the petite final at the NCAA Championships, placing seventh overall ... member of the UW crew that won the varsity four races at the Windermere Cup along with the Oregon State dual.
Personal: Daughter of Ann and Albert Ramos ... parents worked for the State Department ... moved frequently because of her parents' occupation ... has lived in the following places: Quito, Ecuador; Sofia, Bulgaria; Paris, France.
I chose Washington because: Provided an interesting change from the East Coast and I had some family here. Also, the opportunity to row at the best program in the country.
The best thing about Seattle is: Such an outdoor-oriented city with unlimited range of activities.
The best thing about UW is: The opportunities and resources open to anyone who is interested.
Favorite class: History of Paris (French 210).
My best race was: San Diego. We finally got a sense of unity as a boat and had to push ourselves when a mishap took out one of our rowers.
After I graduate, I plan to: Hopefully find a job that will allow me to travel.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Don't be afraid to talk to the varsity rowers. We really want to get to know you.
Ramos says: "Washington is the best rowing program in the country."