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Michelle Leason
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Michelle Leason 1250745
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mill Valley, Calif.
High School: Tamalpais HS


California 2013 (Junior): Rowed in every event for the Bears … served as the bow on the second varsity eight that placed second at the NCAA Championships in Indianapolis and captured first at the Pac-12 Championships in Lake Natoma … also rowed as the bow in the second varsity eight that defeated No. 10 Stanford in Big Row at Redwood Shores, defeated No. 8 Washington at Montlake Cut in Seattle and captured grand final over top-ranked USC at Lake Natoma Invitational … stroked the second varsity eight to a second-place finish in the season-opening San Diego Crew Classic.

California: 2012 (Sophomore): Named to the All-Pac-12 and CRCA All-West Region teams ... part of the varsity eight that took fifth at the NCAA Championships, won the Pac-12 Championship and beat Stanford and Washington.

2011 (Freshman): Rowed on Cal's junior varsity 8+ boat that finished third at the NCAA Championships and second at the Pac-10 Championships.

Personal: Competed for Marin Rowing Club, winning the 2007 and 2008 national championships in the eight ... named the 2006 Marin Rowing Novice Oarswoman of the Year, and the 2007 Marin Rowing Varsity Oarswoman of the Year ... also played water polo her freshman year at Tamalpais High School ... parents are Kevin and Heike Leason ... has a brother, Alex ... lists cooking as a hobby ... nutritional science major and hopes to become a sports medicine doctor.

The best part of the University is: The amount of resources and support available to anyone who wishes to use it.

What sets Cal apart?: The competitive nature. I have the chance to compete with olympic athletes and be taught by Nobel laureates.

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