High School Sports: Football, Basketball.
Honors and Awards: Captained both of his high school teams as a senior ... Named a second-team all-league tight end as a senior, after picking up honorable mention offensive line accolades as a junior ... Named to the honorable mention all-league squad for basketball in his senior season ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Major at Washington: Construction Management.
Husky Rowing Experience: 2006 (Junior) - Picked up a first-place finish at the Windermere Cup in the men's varsity four ... Finished in second place at the Pac-10 Championships ... Capped the season with the championship at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.
2005 (Sophomore) - Aided the Husky JV boat to a first-place showing at the Washington State dual ... Rowed in the bow seat to help the second varsity four to silver medals in the Oregon State dual and at the Windermere Cup.
2004 (Freshman) - Rowed in the No. 3 seat for the top freshman boat at the Windermere Cup as the Huskies won the event ... Competed at the IRA Championships in the varsity pair without coxswain ... Finished second in the petite final of the varsity pairs without coxswain, placing eighth overall.
Personal: Son of Julie and Michael Oriard ... Mother is a kindergarten teacher and father is the Associate Dean of Liberal Arts at Oregon State ... Older brother Colin (26) plays professional basketball in Germany.
I chose Washington because: To get out of Corvallis.
The best thing about Seattle is: How the drivers drive in formation on the freeway.
My best race was: The IRA Grand Final in '06 - winning the gold.
After I graduate, I plan to: Commercially fish in Alaska, then I want to travel to New Zealand, Australia, Costa Rica, and Ireland. Once I am back in the states, I plan to work for a heavy civil or custom home building company.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: Championships are not won on the day of a big event, but years before by athletes who commit themselves to championship principles every day.
Oriard says: "Bob's guys have two speeds: fast and kill."
Last Updated: April 4, 2007