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John Renehan
Position: Sailor
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Garfield HS
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Why Dartmouth?

Dartmouth offered a liberal arts education with excellent teaching which appealed and still appeals to an indecisive but enthusiastic student like myself. Similarly, the sailing program has made it clear it supports the development of athletes as a complement to their role as students and teammates.

How long have you been sailing and what got you interested in sailing?

My parents threw me into a boat when I was 6 months old and I vaguely recall "sailing" in regattas with my dad while eating cookies in the bottom of the boat. But in middle school I began to race competitively and in accordance with my emulation of Tim Scanlon's take-no-orders philosophy, its self-organized and self-motivated aspects appeal to me to the present day.

What Sailing or Academic achievements are you particularly proud of?

When I was a freshman in high school I scored in the top 10% of the National Latin Exam for first-year Latin students.

Tell us something interesting about you that might come as a surprise to your teammates.

In high school I wrote for and edited a student-run political editorial newspaper which published a few articles that will prevent me from ever being elected to public office.

What are your future sailing and career plans?

My career plans are defined by my desire to live in Santa Monica, California. Hopefully the Golden State will be bustling again soon.

What sports or activities did you pursue in high school, and what do you hope to continue at Dartmouth?

Recreational soccer to keep up with my super-star footballer younger brothers has always been a pastime of mine.

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