California: 2012 (Junior): Second team Pac-12 all-academic ... coxed the varsity four that took third at the NCAA Championships, won the Pac-12 Championship and beat Stanford and Washington.
2011 (Sophomore): Named to the Pac-10 all-academic team ... coxed the Bears' varsity 4+ boat to first-place finishes at the NCAA Championships and the Pac-10 Championships.
2010 (Freshman): Raced on Cal's junior varsity 8+ that took third at the NCAA Championships ... competed on the varsity 4+ that finished second at the Pac-10 Championships.
Personal: Rowed for the Bainbridge Rowing Club ... has a dual citizenship with Belgium ... rowed for three years before becoming a coxswain ... mother is Hilde Anderson ... has a brother, David ... lists baking, running and hiking as hobbies ... environmental economics major ... born in Seattle, Wash.
The best part about being on Cal crew is: The culture of the team. There is a constant drive to improve and become faster, and we support each other in that effort. Knowing that everyone is working their hardest is what makes it fun.
I chose Cal because: I wanted to join a team where I could see myself being successful and at the same time pushed to get better and better. I left my comfort zone in Seattle because I could see the coaches and the team would push me to my best.
My greatest achievement was: Winning a National Championship.