High School Sports: Rowing
High School Awards: Junior National Team 1992- Gold medal 8 ... silver medal quad ... 1993- Silver medal 8 ... gold medal four without coxswain.
Major at Washington: Business
Husky Rowing Summary1997 (Freshman): Stroked the varsity eight in her first season ... helped lead UW to the NCAA team title.... won the final to secure the NCAA title ... earned All-Pac-10 honors ... crew was undefeated all season with victories that included a Whittier Cup and sixth consecutive Pac-10 title and Windermere Cup. 1998 (Sophomore): Stroked the varsity eight and helped lead UW to back-to-back NCAA team titles ... crew was undefeated in collegiate competition, winning a seventh straight Pac-10 Championship and a seventh straight Whittier Cup title at San Diego ... only loss of the season came to Great Britain.
1999 (Junior): Stroked the varsity eight for a third year ... boat finished fifth in its grand final at NCAAs and was third in team standings ... won an eighth straight Pac-10 title and Whittier Cup crown at San Diego ... won Windermere Cup race against Brown and New Zealand ... also had dual regatta victories over Cal and at Wisconsin ... returned to rowing in February after breaking an ankle.
Personal: Daughter of Helena Hochmanova and Josef Telenska ... rowed on the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Teams for the Czech Republic ... at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, competed in the pair without coxswain event with Hana Dariusova (Husky varsity stroke from 1992-1995) ... has one younger brother.
I chose Washington because: The many opportunities, athletically and academically.
The best thing about Seattle is: Coffee and friends.
The best thing about UW is: The campus and its proximity the lake.
My best race was: Winning NCAAs at Lake Lanier in '98, we put together a solid race and fantastic sprint.
If I could tell my incoming teammates on thing, it would be: Enjoy the ride.
Telenska says: "Rowing at the UW offers many challenges. As a team we can rise to these challenges together."