The men's and women's varsity eight rowed to their seventh straight Windermere Cup victories in the best weather and biggest crowd Opening Day has seen in years.
Junior rower Ruth Whyman talks about the Huskies' trip to the San Diego Crew Classic, where they had their first test against intercollegiate competition in 2013.
With a race forced to be rescheduled to Friday the Huskies still manage to race well.
The Washington novice eight boat took first in a wire-to-wire finish in the Women's Collegiate Novice Grand Final on the second day of the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay. The Huskies raced in a total of four grand finals on Sunday, earning two third-place finishes by the 2V8 and V4, and a fifith-place finish by the varsity eight.
For the second year in a row the junior class comes out on top at the 112th Class Day Regatta.
High School Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, and Track
Major at Washington: Business Administration/Accounting
Husky Rowing Experience:
2013 (Senior) - Sat in the three seat for the winning V8+ at the Windermere Cup Regatta...Rowed three seat for the V8+ that placed first and took home the Simpson Cup at the Cal Dual...Rowed three seat for the winning Varsity Eight at the WSU Dual...Rowed seven seat in the "classless" boat that won the Women's Varsity/Novice Challenge at the Class Day Regatta ...Rowed five seat for the 2V8 shell that placed third in the Grand Final at the San Diego Crew Classic.2011 (Junior) - Stroked the Husky 2V8+ to a win in the petite finals at the NCAA Championships in Gold River, Calif. ... Competed in the women's 2V8+ boat that beat Western Washington and Seattle Pacific in the Women's Erickson Cascade Cup at the 25th annual Windermere ... 2010 (Sophomore) - Rowed in the Varsity 4+ which captured a Gold Medal at the Pac-10 Championships and reached the Grand Final of the NCAA Championships ... Rowed in the bow seat or two seat for the JV Eight in every race of the season...member of the JV Eight that were silver medalists at Pac-10 Championships and won races at Stanford Invitational, Washington State Dual and Windermere Cup/Opening Day Regatta ... 2009 (Freshman) - Rowed with the novice squad.
Personal: Daughter of Vesko and Rita Nenchev ... Father is a construction business owner and mother works in sales ... Has one brother, Alex (16) and two sisters, Neli (24) and Anna (20) ... Mother and father both rowed for the Bulgarian National Team ... Interests include volleyball, painting nails, and sudoku.