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University of Miami Athletics

Molly Wilson

Class

Junior

Hometown

Oconomowoc, Wis.

High School

The Lawrenceville School

At Miami: Two-year letterwinner…gold medalist in the junior varsity four at the Florida State Championships…finished fifth in the junior varsity eight at the ACC Championships…lettered with the varsity as a freshman…bronze medalist in the open eight `B’ at the Head of the Hooch…gold medalist in the junior varsity four at the FIRA State Championships…competed with the novice eight in 2003-04…gold medalist at both the 2003 Head of the Chattahoochee Regatta and the 2004 FIRA State Championships…silver medalist at the 2004 BIG EAST Championships…placed fifth at the 2004 Lexus Central/Southern Sprints…enrolled in School of Arts and Science. The Lawrenceville School: Coached by Mark Schoeffol in club rowing…team captain…had impressive rowing experience at Philadelphia Cities, New Jersey Scholastic, Stotesbury Cup Regatta, Head of the Charles and Head of the Schuylkill…played four years varsity basketball…junior varsity soccer team captain…Frisbee and football All-Star.

 

Q&A

1. Interests and hobbies outside of Rowing: Student government, yearbook, basketball, children (baby sitting etc.)

2. List any academic honors you’ve won or class/club offices held: Sports editor of yearbook, house (dorm) president,House Spirt Award Winner, President Award.

3. Why did you choose the University of Miami? Environment, opportunities offered (class& professors).

4. What was your first impression of Miami? Beautiful,fan-filled, easy going atmosphere with diverse population.

5. Why did you chose rowing? I chose to start rowing because I had never heard of it before and it seemed like an interesting challenge.

6. When did you start rowing? Spring of my sophomore year 2001.

7. What challenges did/do you face as a novice rower? It will be a challenge to adapt to a new set of teammates and coaches and learn to work with them and learn them. Also to push myself to be all my potential.

8. What changes have you recently made to improve your rowing technique? I worked with my coach to really concentrate on using all of my legs.Using all the power I can and getting the most from my leg.

9. What is your best rowing memory? Winning against the Canterbury School for third place at Women’s Henley. It was a huge upset for the London-based team.

10. Would you ever consider rowing as a “life sport”? Yes, because no matter your age rowing always presents opportunities to stay in shape.

11. Any superstitions before regattas? Always were a black ribbon in my hair.

12. What advice would you give young people? Always keep pushing yourself, never settle for anything but being the best. ” The only contract you sign is with yourself.”

13. What did you do this summer? Worked out regularly with diet and exercise to get in shape for sports.Bonnano Music Festival, Interning at Safeway Steel Products.

14. What are your goals at Miami both in sports and outside sports? Work hard,commit to everything (like working hard) for myself.Give 100% all the time and make the Dean’s list.