Why not Dartmouth? Dartmouth was the best of all worlds for me - an amazing liberal arts curriculum since I had no idea what I wanted to study, such a beautiful and outdoorsy environment, and the D-plan, which enabled me to travel abroad this winter to Paris while not missing either the fall or spring sailing seasons. Also, few schools can boast the combination of top academics and the ability to sail and ski in the same day.
I visited Dartmouth in the fall of my senior year knowing that I wanted to sail in college, and after meeting the team the first night I was here, I knew that this group of the most down-to-earth, motivated, and above all, fun people, was something I needed to be a part of.
How long have you been sailing and what got you interested in sailing?
I started sailing when I was 8 on Lake Erie, and have been out on the water every summer (and now fall and spring) since.
Have you won any academic or sailing awards recently?
Qualified for the 2009 NCSA Women’s Nationals
Highest female and under-21 finish at Thistle Nationals 2010
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Women’s team ranked 8th in the country at the end of the 2010 fall season
Sailed with the best crews in the world for four straight seasons - Steph Gagnon and Madi Gamble
Tell me something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.
I've been to all seven continents as of this past winter.
What are your future plans, if any?
I'm still trying to figure out my plans after college. Whether it’s going to grad school or working abroad for a while, I’ll definitely be sailing wherever and whenever I can.
What sports or activities did you pursue in high school, and what do you hope to continue at Dartmouth?
I played soccer, ran track, and sailed during high school. Even though I sail at Dartmouth, I also like working out, playing soccer on the formidable IM soccer team that the sailing team put together this fall, and taking yoga/ kickboxing classes to keep things interesting.