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Gemma Edward-Aron
Gemma Edward-Aron

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Anselmo, Calif.

High School:
Sir Francis Drake

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Major:
Art / Anthropology

High School Sports: Cross country, track and rowing.
High School Awards: Two years rowing at Marin Rowing Association ... first at Southwest Regionals in an eight and a four in 2001 ... second at 2001 Junior Nationals in varsity eight ... received Jana Barton Award for leadership.
Major at Washington: Visual Arts and Anthropology

Husky Rowing Experience: 2002 (Freshman) -- Member of the novice eight that placed third at Pac-10 and helped UW win the team title ... rowed on the eight that placed second at the San Diego Crew Classic ... UW novice eight was victorious at Windermere Cup Opening Day races as well as the California and Oregon State duals. 2003 (Sophomore) - No. 3 seat in the junior varsity eight that placed second at NCAA championships and helped Washington to a third place team finish ... collected a silver medal at the Pac-10 Championships and helped UW claim the team title ... rowed in junior varsity eight that placed first at the San Diego Crew Classic ... helped the UW JVs to victories at the Windermere Cup along with the California, Washington State and Oregon State duals. 2004 (Junior) - Rowed the No. 4 seat in the varsity eight crew before switching to the No. 2 seat for the final four regattas ... The Huskies won the Washington State dual, the Windermere Cup and the Oregon State dual during the regular season ... collected a silver medal in the varsity eight event at the Pac-10 Championships ... UW's varsity eight won the petite final at the NCAA Championships.

Personal: Daughter of Victor Aron and Lindy Edward ... father attended Northwestern and is self employed ... mother is a nurse ... has one younger brother, David (20) who is currently a sophomore on the UW crew team.

I chose Washington because: Because it has dominated women's rowing in the last decades and because its women's and men's teams are seen as equals rather than being regarded as a hierarchy.
The best thing about Seattle is: Being able to see two mountain ranges on a clear day.
The best thing about UW is: Parnassus, the café under the Art Building.
Favorite Class: Visual Anthropology
My best race was: San Diego Crew Classic 2003. It was my fourth Crew Classic race, but my first time to win. Our boat really gelled during that race and "we rode the wave."
After I graduate, I plan to: Go to Romania for Sanda's wedding and travel the world.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Enjoy every day here, it goes by way too fast!

Edward-Aron says: "The nectar is the journey."

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