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Chris Hawkins
Chris Hawkins

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Highline HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 220

Experience:
Nov.

High School Sports: Football, wrestling, lacrosse

High School Awards: Washington State Lacrosse Academic All-American ... first-team All-state honors in lacrosse

Major at Washington: Art

Husky Rowing Experience

1999 (Freshman): Rowed in the four seat in the freshman eight ... placed fourth in grand final at IRA Championships ... second at Pac-10 Championships ... won grand finals at the San Diego Crew Classic and the Windermere Cup on Opening Day ... rowed at Pair Camp, summer '99.

Personal: Son of Laurie Hawkins ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete ... member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity ... enjoys drawing, painting and athletics ... interested in a career in web design or software graphics.

I chose UW because: The 1991 National Football Championship.
The best thing about Seattle is: The fact that it doesn't rain that much.
The best thing about UW is: The proximity to the water and the beautiful environment.
Favorite class: Haven't found it yet.
My best race was: San Diego Crew Classic in 1999 because it felt like my effort had a direct effect in our winning effort.
After I graduate I plan to: Wonder what I'll do for the rest of my life for about two months, then get a real job and make lots of money.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Don't anger Fred, and get a really good alarm clock.

Hawkins says: "At some point in the training, it stops being physical and becomes mental, and it's then that you realize just how hard you're willing to work to succeed in life."

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