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Rika Geyser
Rika Geyser

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pretoria, South Africa

High School:
Waterbof HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 165

High School Sports: Track, Tennis, Field hockey

Major at Washington: General Studies

Husky Rowing Experience

1998 (Freshman): Rowed in the two seat on the varsity four at NCAAs ... helped lead the boat to a fourth place finish and eventual NCAA team title ... rowed in the six seat for the novice eight in Opening Day victories, in Cal and WSU dual regattas and at San Diego.

1999 (Sophomore): Rowed in the six seat with the varsity eight ... helped UW win its eighth straight Pac-10 and Whittier Cup title ... boat finished fifth in its grand final at NCAAs and was third overall in the team standings ... rowed with the South African National Team in Europe during the summer ... earned bronze and silver medals at the Commonwealth Games ... rowed in a double at the World Championships.

Personal: Daughter of Leonora and Faan Geyser ... full name is Adriana Hendrika Geyser ... transferred from Wichita State, where she ran track ... has two sisters, Helene and Ankia, and a brother, Gerrit.

I chose Washington because: The outstanding rowing program.
The best thing about Seattle is: Lots of boats!
The best thing about UW is: The campus.
Favorite class: Psychology.
After I graduate I plan to: Return home to South Africa

Geyser says: " Washington provides me with the opportunities to challenge myself both mentally and physically."

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