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MacKenzie Crist
Position: Port
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Holy Names Academy
Major: Art

2013-14 (Junior)

  • In the varsity eight lineup
  • Finished second in the Grand Final after winning the heat at the IRA National Championships
  • Captured the gold in the 1V8 open event at the WIRA Championships 
  • Brought home the Women’s Collegiate Lightweight Trophy with a first place finish at the San Diego Crew Classic 
  • Placed first in the Women’s Open 8+ and second with the Stanford B four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships 
  • Defeated Cal’s 3V8 in the Big Row 
  • Took second at the Lightweight Invitational with five of the top seven teams in Boston and won against No. 4 Boston University and No. 5 Wisconsin in a three-team race
  • Raced for the first time in a dual win over Saint Mary’s at the Pac-12 Challenge 
  • Missed the fall season while studying abroad in Paris, France

2012-13 (Sophomore)

  • IRA All-Academic team 
  • Sat four seat with the Varsity 8+ for the entire spring season 
  • Helped lead Stanford to its fourth straight IRA National Championship 
  • Won the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships Women’s Open Eight gold
  • Took second place at the WIRA Championships 
  • Second place finish in a spring race on the Charles River in Boston 
  • Claimed first place at the San Diego Crew Classic 
  • Defeated St. Mary’s in head-to-head action 
  • Competed with the Lightweight 2x at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival

2011-12 (Freshman)

  • Competed with the Varsity I Eight, sitting two seat for the spring season 
  • Member of the IRA National Champion Varsity Eight that claimed its third straight national title 
  • Defeated Wisconsin twice in dual competitons 
  • Took home second in a spring race on the Charles River 
  • Won the San Diego Crew Classic 
  • Finished second at the Head of the Charles in the Lightweight Eight 
  • Placed first at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival while sitting in the four seat

High School

  • A 2011 graduate of Holy Names Academy 
  • Lettered six times in rowing 
  • Captained spring her sophomore year and winter her junior year 
  • In the Head of the Charles, her team placed ninth in 2008 and 13th in both 2009 and 2010
  • In the Northwest Regional Championships, her lightweight varsity 4+ team placed second in 2009; her lightweight 8+ placed second in 2009; her high school 8+ placed first in 2009 and 2010; her varsity 8+ placed second in 2011 and her high school 8+ placed first in 2011 
  • At the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship, her lightweight varsity 4+ placed second in 2009 and 15th the 2011 varsity 8+ 
  • Honored as the 2009 Most Inspirational Rower award 
  • A Washington Athletic Club 101 Club Scholar-Athlete active
  • Placed second in the Heart of the Sound Triathlon in 2008 
  • An AP scholar with distinction 
  • Received an award of excellence in art
  • The high school class valedictorian

Personal

  • Born in Folsom, Calif. 
  • Daughter of Barry and Maureen Crist
  • Father rowed lightweight crew at UC San Diego from 1984-1986 and competed in the Cambridge summer bumps for Pembroke College, Cambridge University 
  • Has one younger brother, Alex 
  • Majoring in art practice
  • Enjoys skiing (downhill), drawing, making clothes, fashion design and the outdoors
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