WSU CAREER: Enters fourth year as a member of the WSU women's rowing team... member of nationally ranked varsity eight crew as a junior...crew posted third place finish at Pac-10 Championships defeating No. 2 California and No. 8 USC in the process...varsity eight also finished 15th at NCAA Championships...crew rated as high as No. 7 in the USRowing/Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association NCAA Division I Varsity Eight Coaches Poll...rowed as part of the varsity eight squad in the NCAA Championships as a sophomore and helped the Cougars to finish 13th in the nation...the team was ranked as high as 10th in the US Rowing/ Collegiate Rowing ranking...in 2000-01 was the stroke seat of the Cougars novice eight team that won the Pac-10 championships.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Involved in both swimming and water polo for the Spartans...selected as a captain for both teams... placed 4th, 6th, 7th, and 9th in the backstroke at district competitions...qualified for state champs in backstroke...listed as a swimmer to watch and awarded most valuable player honors as a freshman...awarded Iron-Man honors in water polo as a junior.
PERSONAL: Erin Elizabeth Patterson...born Dec. 15, 1982 in Renton, Wash...parents Kevin and Lori Patterson...one sister Kristin Patterson...great grandfather Lawson McDonald attended WSU and father graduated from WSU...currently majoring in women's studies, minor is political science.
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