California: 2013 (Junior): Competed in the varsity eight in every event for the Bears as a junior ... first-team CRCA All-American … Helped guide Cal to a national title as the stroke for the varsity eight in the NCAA Championships … named to the All-Pac-12 and All-West Region teams … stroked the varsity eight that took third at the Pac-12 Championship and beat Stanford … was the bow for the varsity eight vs. No. 8 Washington … rowed as the bow for the varsity eight in the grand final of the Lake Natoma Invitational and in the San Diego Crew Classic ... was the bow for the varsity eight in three races during Cal's opening weekend, earning wins vs. Oklahoma, Clemson and Northeastern.
2012 (Sophomore): Named to the All-Pac-12 team ... 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: Rowed for Capital Crew, and participated on the U.S. Junior National team last summer, taking the silver in the 4- ... won the 2- and the 4+ at regionals in 2010 and placed second in the 2- in 2008 ... won the Coach's Award in 2009 and the Most Inspirational Award in 2010 at St. Francis High School ... one of nine siblings ... parents are Peter Nowinski and Cynthia Larsen ... father and sister, Ivy, attended Cal ... plans on majoring in environmental science, and hopes to attend law school.
The best part about being on Cal crew is: The attitude and drive of people on the team.
The best part of the University is: The unlimited number of resources and all the opportunities made available by attending a top-notch universities.