The Golden Bear Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the third annual part Oscars, part ESPYs ceremony Monday evening
Personal: Begins her second year at Cal after transferring from Sonoma State where she participated on the rowing team there, as well ... currently a first chair violist of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra ... history major with post-graduation goals of becoming a lawyer, a historian or a composer ... lists painting and composing as hobbies ... parents are Andrew and Catherine Simpson ... one of seven siblings ... sister, Maggie, is also on the Cal rowing team ... father, Andrew, competed on the track and field team at UC Santa Barbara ... born in New York, N.Y.
The best part about being on Cal Crew is: The lessons you learn daily about strength, toughness, faith, will power and the importance of teamwork. It is true that as an intensely physical sport, it trains our bodies for a certain goal and to be agents of our own will, yet at the same time, it trains our spirit. With Cal, crew is not just a sport, but a way of life that we are better for having been a part of.
What sets Cal apart?: In my year and a half here I have come to realize that Cal stands for something that sets it apart. When I see the blue and gold, I know it means dedication, hard work and a fierceness and efficiency about getting the job done, whether it be in a lab or at practice. Cal is for achievers and go-getters.