High School Sports: Rowing
High School Awards: Earned Coaches' Award and Most Inspirational ... team captain, 1997 ... participated in '95 Development Camp ... U.S. Junior National Team, 1996-97 ... finished first at U.S. Olympic Festival, 1995.
Major at Washington: History
Husky Rowing Summary1999 (Sophomore): Stroked the junior varsity eight ... finished fourth in NCAA grand final and helped UW to third place team standing ... led JV boat to the Pac-10 Championship ... won a ninth straight Cascade Cup on Opening Day ... won grand final at the San Diego Crew Classic for the eighth year in a row ... competed at the Canadian Henley in summer, '99 ... earned a silver medal in the international women's pair.
1998 (Freshman): Rowed in the novice eight.
Personal: Daughter of Magi Discoe and Rory McNamara ... mother is a teacher and father is a photographer in Berkeley, Calif. ... has one younger sister, Sarah ... National Merit Finalist in high school.
I chose Washington because: Rowing and academics.
The best thing about Washington is: The weather.
The best thing about UW is: The campus is beautiful!
Favorite class: Philosophy 102.
My best race was: Junior World Championships 1996. Hazewinkel, Belgium. We came in fourth, but came back from a 2.5 second deficit in the last 500 to edge the fifth place crew.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing it would be: Be willing to work really hard.
McNamara says: "Washington Crew allows me to compete and train with some of the best athletes in the country."