High School Sports: Rowed for four years with the Everett Rowing Association ... also played volleyball and basketball ... captain of rowing team.
Major at Washington: Communications
Husky Rowing Experience1998 (Freshman): Bow seat on the varsity four at the NCAA Championships, helping UW win a second straight team title ... won a Pac-10 Championship rowing in the seven seat on the novice eight ... also rowed in the novice on Opening Day and at the Crew Classic.
1999 (Sophomore): Rowed all season in the seven seat in the junior varsity boat ... helped the JV win the Pac-10 title for the third year in a row ... finished fourth in grand final at the NCAA Championships and helped UW to a third place team finish.
Personal: Daughter of Alan and Nancy Anderson ... sister, Jennifer, rowed in college ... earned the team Improvement Award in Academics for spring quarter of 1999 ... member of National Honor Society.
I chose Washington because: I really like Seattle, it's a good school, and it's not too far from home.
The best thing about Seattle is: There are lots of things to see and do and it's a beautiful city. It is great to be in the middle of water and mountains.
The best thing about UW: Meeting new people all the time.
My favorite class is: Public Relations and Advertising in Canada (SISCA) and Communications 200.
My best race was: Winning our heat at nationals against USC in 1998 in the four. We were all freshmen, racing really good athletes and we had a great race. Everyone was so excited afterwards.
After I graduate I plan to: Possibly continue with school and live in San Diego for a while.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Just keep having fun.
Anderson says: "Rowing gives you the opportunity to do more than you thought possible to achieve amazing goals."