High School Sports: Cross country and swimming
High School Awards: Received all-state and all-conference honors in swimming.
Major at Washington: Computer engineering
Husky Rowing Experience: 2003 (Sophomore)--Joined the team in January after transferring from Michigan State which does not sponsor an intercollegiate rowing program ... immediately earned a spot on the varsity eight ... opened the season in the No. 4 seat, helping UW to a silver medal at the San Diego Crew Classic ... rowed in the third seat for the Huskies' Windermere Cup victory ... settled into the No. 5 seat for the final three regattas of the season ... helped the UW varsity eight to its first Pac-10 championship since 1997 ... member of the silver medal crew at the IRA Championships ... rowed on UW's victorious eight in the Ladies Challenge Plate competition at the prestigious Henley Regatta in England. 2004 (Junior)--Rowed in the No. 5 seat nearly the entire season with the varsity eight crew ... helped UW to its second straight Pac-10 title in the varsity eight event ... Collected a silver medal with the varsity eight boat at the IRA Championships ... Moved into the varsity eight crew for the Califonria dual, which UW won ... the Huskies also registered varsity eight victories in the Windermere Cup and Oregon State dual ... helped the Huskies win the San Diego Crew Classic junior varsity event.
Personal:Son of Patricia and Michael Newlin ... father attended the University of Utah ... mother attended Purdue and is a high school teacher ... younger sister, Kristen (19) is a sophomore on the women's basketball team at Stanford.
I chose Washington because: Why not?
The best thing about Seattle is: The weather.
The best thing about UW is: The people you meet.
My best race was: Henley in 2003, Ladies Plate champions; because we won a world-class event.
After I graduate, I plan to: Find a career in the computer field.
If I could tell my incoming teammates one thing, it would be: Race like champions.
Newlin says: "If you are tall, take advantage of it."