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Rebecca Burns
Player Profile:
Rebecca Burns 1265241
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arnold, Md.
High School: Broadneck HS
Major: Physical Education

WSU CAREER: As a JUNIOR (2014-15) coxed the varsity four and varsity eight crews in the fall…in the spring, competed with the varsity four crew in all events…opened spring season by leading second varsity four to a win over Gonzaga as team won the Fawley Cup…helped defeat No. 5 Stanford…rowed past No. 14 Texas, No. 20 Minnesota and Syracuse in the Clemson Invitational…led varsity four to a win against No. 15 Harvard, No. 18 Oregon State and No. 20 Minnesota on day two of the Clemson Invite…out-raced No. 17 UCLA and No. 18 Oregon State at Dexter Lake…attained second place at the Pac-12 Rowing Championships…helped the varsity four crew with a runners-up finish to No. 1 Ohio State, with the result advanced to the A/B Semifinals…led varsity four crew to a seventh place finish in the 2015 NCAA Rowing Championship as the team finished eighth overall…as a SOPHOMORE (2013-14), coxed varsity four and second varsity four boats…opened spring season by leading second varsity four to a win over Gonzaga as team won the Fawley Cup…led varsity four to a fourth-place finish in Grand Final at San Diego Crew Classic…coxed with the varsity four in all three sessions at the Clemson Invite…led boat to a fourth-place finish in the first session, a second-place finish in the second session and a victory in the third session…coxed varsity four to a win over Oregon State, while Cougars claimed Winchell Cup…coxswain of varsity four boat that took fourth at Pac-12 Championships…at NCAA Championships, coxed varsity four to a 13th-place overall finish, as team placed 14th…named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention…during the fall of FRESHMAN (2012-13) year, coxed varsity eight, second varsity four, and junior varsity four…in the spring, coxed varsity eight and second varsity eight… led junior varsity four to victory at the Portland Fall Classic…coxed varsity four to win at Head of the Lake…second varsity eight defeated Gonzaga in dual action and finish third behind California and Wisconsin at San Diego Crew Classic…helped varsity eight record win at Oregon State Classic morning session…crew also finished sixth at Pac-12 Championships and 14th at NCAA Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Served as coxswain for the Annapolis Junior Rowing Association for four years under head coach Todd Nix…reigning US Rowing Junior Rower of the Year…as a freshmen, coxed the men’s novice eight to a second-place finish  at the Baltimore Championships…earned team’s Most Improved Award sophomore year…helped the women’s lightweight four to a first-place finish at the Baltimore Championships…during junior year, coxed the women’s varsity four to victory in a field of 20 teams at the Head of the Occoquan…as a senior in high school, coxed the men’s varsity eight, men’s varsity four, and women’s varsity four…coxed the Southeast men’s junior four and eight at the US Rowing Club National Championships…won three gold medals at the US Rowing Masters Championships summer 2012…member of the National Honor Society

PERSONAL: Born Rebecca Hayley Burns…July of 1994…father Jim is a teacher…older sisters Emily and Jenna…sister Emily rowed for Rochester Institute of Technology…sister Jenna rowed at the University of New Hampshire…member of the National Honor Society…interested in pursuing a degree in sports science at Washington State.

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