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Whit Hammond
Whit Hammond

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Lakeside School

Weight:
180

Experience:
2V

High School Sports: Rowing, cross country

High School Awards: State qualifier in cross country as a sophomore and senior.

Major at Washington: Forestry

Husky Rowing Experience

1997 (Freshman): Stroked the freshman crew that won the Steward Cup at the IRA Championships, the 10th frosh title in school history ... led UW to an undefeated season, including a fifth straight victory on Opening Day ... helped lead Huskies to a Pac-10 title after a two year absence ... also won at the San Diego Crew Classic, for the fifth UW victory in six years.

1998 (Sophomore): Rowed in the three seat of the varsity eight that finished second at the IRA Championships ... finished second at the Pac-10s ... helped UW win a fourth straight Copley Cup at San Diego ... also posted victories in the Windermere Cup and in the annual dual regattas with Cal and Wisconsin ... bow seat at under-23 Nation's Cup .... finished second to Australia in that race.

1999 (Junior): Injured during the early season and did not join the varsity eight until the Cal dual ... rowed in the four seat for that race and then moved to stroke for the rest of the season ... led UW to a ninth straight Windermere Cup ... second at Pac-10's ... finished third at IRA Championships, behind California and Princeton.

Personal: Son of Marilyn Hammond ... mother is a teacher ... has one sister, Kristin ... enjoys skiing and biking ... Husky rowing scholarship awardwinner ... spent a recent summer biking across Alaska.

I chose Washington because: The location is right and the rowing is great.
The best thing about Seattle is: The mountains and the water.
The best thing about UW is: Freedom of choice.
Favorite class: Anthropology 100.
My best race was: When we won the national title at IRA's in 1997.
After I graduate I plan to: Work and play outdoors.

Hammond says: "UW rowing is all about working hard for the big payoff."

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