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Nikol

Oydanich

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Coxswain
Year: Senior
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
High School: Trinity School

Bio

Senior (2016-2017): Coxed the varsity 8+ at the Head of the Charles Regatta, helped her boat finish in 12th place (16:48.40) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, she coxed the second varsity to a second-place finish in the Petite Final (6:01.72).

Junior (2015-16): Was coxswain of the varsity 8 that defeated Mercyhurst (5:50.8) … led the varsity 8 to a second-place finish in the Petite Final of the Eastern Sprints Regatta (6:02.40).

Sophomore (2014-15): Was coxswain of the fourth varsity that was second in the Durand Cup (6:23.3) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, she coxed the fourth varsity that placed fifth (6:27.919).

Q&A with Nikol Oydanich
Why Dartmouth?
I chose Dartmouth because I was immediately attracted to the strong sense of community that is evident both on campus and within the alumni network. Also, growing up in New York City, I really wanted a huge change of scenery. Dartmouth seemed like the perfect place. Although it is somewhat isolated, Dartmouth has a global perspective and provides really exceptional study abroad programs for its students.
 
How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?
I walked on to the Men's rowing team as a coxswain this fall. I have never been a coxswain nor have I rowed before. I was a three sport varsity athlete (Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, and Lacrosse)for all four years of high school. I love being part of team and since crew is a sport entirely new to me, being a part of this team is exciting for me!
 
What is something about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates?

I really love to bake and I hope to bake for my team in the future!
 
What extracurricular activities are you involved in on campus?
On campus, I am a member of the Students for Education Reform club.

What are your future plans, if any?
I'm really passionate about education reform and I hope to have a career in this field somday. I hope to graduate Dartmouth in 2017 and attend law school. Ideally, I would like to work on New York City's Board of Education or create a nonprofit organization that supports the opening of Charter Schools.
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