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Jill Costello
Position: Coxswain
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
High School: St. Ignatius Prep
Major: Political economy
Experience: 3 Letters

Jill Costello passed away on June 24, 2010, ending her year-long battle against lung cancer. To read more about Jill's story, please click on the button below.


California: 2010 (Senior): Named the Pac-10 Athlete of the Year...coxed the varsity 8+ to a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships...coxing the varsity 8+ for the first time during the season, led the Bears to a victory over Stanford to clinch the team title for Cal... second-team Pac-10 all-academic. 2009 (Junior) Coxed Cal's first-place varsity 4+ at the Pac-10 Championships, which also took fourth at the NCAA Championships. 2008 (Sophomore) Coxed the varsity 4+ that placed fourth at the NCAA Championships and second at the Pac-10 Championships...named a Pac-10 All-Academic team honorable mention. 2007 (Freshman) Coxed the novice 8+ at the Pac-10 Championships.

Personal: Political economy major...rowed for Saint Ignatius in high school...won a bronze medal at the Southwest Rowing Championships in both 2005 and 2006...participated in cross country, field hockey and soccer in high school...enjoys traveling, surfing and photography...parents are Mary and James Costello...has two brothers, James and Kevin...born on Dec. 1, 1987.

I chose Cal because: I knew its athletic and academic departments would push me beyond my limits, and they have.

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