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Year: Senior
Hometown: New Canaan, Conn.
High School: New Canaan


Senior (2015-16): IRA All-Academic … Richard W. Grossman Coxswains’ Award … coxed the varsity 8 all season long … led his boat to a victory over Columbia, Holy Cross and MIT (6:08.6) … at the Eastern Sprints Regatta, he helped his crew to a fifth-place finish in the Petite Final (5:49.71) … coxed the boat that took second in the third final at the IRA Regatta (5:57.41).

Junior (2014-15): Opened the season as coxswain of the men’s championship 8 boat that finished 26th at the Head of the Charles (15:22.805) … coxed the varsity 8 to a win at the Packard Cup (5:39.1) … at the IRA Regatta, he was coxswain of the varsity 8 that won the third final and was 13th overall (5:43.054).

Before Dartmouth: Four-year member of the varsity crew team at New Canaan High School … fourth place at the U.S. Rowing Club National Championships (Men's Junior A 8+) … won 2012 Male Athlete of the Year for the Saugatuck Rowing Club.

Personal: Greg Zales is the son of Steve and Cathy Zales … father (‘81), uncle (‘86), grandfather (‘56), grandfather (‘54), and great uncle (‘52) all graduated from Dartmouth … interested in economics and spanish … enjoys learning foreign languages.

Q & A with Greg Zales

Why Dartmouth?
Dartmouth's outstanding academics and nurturing community were what really attracted me to the school. So far it has proven to be everything that I had hoped for my college experience.

How long have you been rowing and what interested you about rowing?
I have been rowing since 8th grade. In high school I rowed for Saugatuck Rowing Club in Westport, Connecticut. My brother rowed before me and my dad was a coxswain here (Class of ‘81 Frosh Lights). They both inspired my interest in rowing.

Have you won any awards?
In rowing I was recognized by my club and was named 2012 Male Athlete of the Year and also was selected as a member of the All-Black Club. Academically, I was awarded National Merit Finalist and Congressional Award Bronze Medalist.

Something interesting about yourself?
I speak Esperanto and I have a second degree black belt (Ee Dan) in Karate.
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