Numerous Bears Make All-Academic Squad for Second Straight Year
Freshman Eight and Varsity Four Take Second
Varsity Eight Takes Third in Semifinals
Varsity Eight Wins Repechage To Qualify
Bears Finish Third Behind Washington For Third Straight Year
2012 (Junior): Second team Pac-12 all-academic ... rowed on Cal's varsity eight that came in fourth at the IRA Championships ... competed on the second varsity eight that took second at the Pac-12 Championships and beat Stanford.
2011 (Sophomore): Rowed on Cal's junior varsity 8+ boat that beat Stanford at The Big Row, came in second at the Pac-10 Championships and sixth at the IRA national championships ... second-team Pac-10 All-Academic.
2010 (Freshman): Rowed on Cal's second-place novice 8+ boat at the IRA Regatta and at the Pac-10 Championships... rowed on Cal's victorious novice 8+ at the Big Row.
Personal: Undeclared major...came in third in the men's pair at the Junior World Championships in 2008...coxed Australia's men's four to fifth place at the Junior World Championships in 2007...twice named Senior Rower of the Year...rowed for NSW in the Youth Cup last sum-mer...plans to become a fireman...hobbies include working on his pottery wheel...also participated in rugby at Sydney Grammar School...parents are Peter and Sally Dignan...his father, Peter, rowed for the New Zealand National team that won the bronze medal in the men's eight at the 1976 Summer Olympic Games...has a younger sister...born on July 4, 1990, in Sydney, Australia.