|High School:||Whitney High School|
Junior (2015-16): Against Yale in the Durand Cup, he rowed in the seven seat of the third varsity (6:06.8) … was the eight seat in the third varsity that placed third in the Petite Final of the Eastern Sprints Regatta (6:41.70).
Sophomore (2014-15): Sat in the four seat of the third varsity that finished ahead of MIT in the Biglin Bowl (7:38.30) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, he was the six seat of the third varsity that placed second in the Petite Final (6:15.203).
Q&A with Sean Oh
When I was deciding which college to go to in senior year of high school, there were a few things that I really looked for in a college. The school had to have a big focus on undergraduate teaching, have a relatively small student body, good research opportunities, and be in the city. Dartmouth fit all of these except for the city aspect, but all the nature that surrounds the school and the beautiful campus made up for it. Also, coming from Southern California where weather doesn't exist, I wanted to go to a college in the east coast that would let me experience all four seasons.
How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?
I actually didn't row in high school but instead I paddled for a dragon-boating team back at home. When I found out Dartmouth didn't have a dragon-boating team I was encouraged to try out rowing by my coaches and friends it's worked out. Rowing can be a big physical and mental challenge at times, but the people I've met and the feeling I get after finishing a workout or a race is so rewarding that it makes it all worth it.
What is something about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates?
I came from a high school that was predominately Asian (about 75%) so coming to a school like Dartmouth is a pretty different social scene for me.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
On campus I am a research assistant at Thayer Engineering, am part of a christian fellowship called AGAPE, and am part of the Korean Students Association.
What are your future plans, if any?
In the future I plan on getting my B.E. from Thayer and a Masters after that and hopefully finding myself working for a good tech/engineering company, but this early in my college career, who knows if that'll change.