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Brittany Presten
Position: Starboard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Orinda, Calif.
High School: College Preparatory School
Major: Biomechanical Engineering
Presten Photos

2014-15 (Junior)
• IRA Team National Champion
• IRA Varsity Eight National Champion
• CRCA Scholar Athlete
• IRA All-Academic Team

• Member of the varsity eight
• Went undefeated in 11 races with the varsity eight during the spring
• Sat five seat for the national title victory in the IRA Grand Final, posting a winning time of 6:32.236 
• Won the PCRC open eight and collegiate 4+ events 
• Set a lightweight course record in a Big Row win over the Cal 3V8
• Took the title with two wins at the WIRA Championships

• Brought home a title from the Lightweight Invite with wins over No. 2 Harvard, No. 4 Boston University, No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 9 MIT
• Defeated No. 4 Boston University in a dual on the Charles River
• Picked up a win with the varsity eight at the San Diego Crew Classic

• Missed the fall season while studying abroad in Paris.

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• CRCA Pockock All-America team selection 
• IRA All-Academic team
• Raced with the varsity eight 
• Placed second in the Grand Final of the varsity eight 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 after a win at the San Diego Crew Classic 
• Won the Women’s Open 8+ and took fourth with the Stanford C four at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships 
• Downed No. 2 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 
• Defeated Saint Mary’s in a dual race at the Pac-12 Challenge
• Won two gold medals at the Head of the Lagoon, winning both the Women’s Open 4+ and  Women’s Open 8+ with the Stanford A boats
• Finished fifth with the Varsity Eight while sitting in the seven seat at the 49th Head of the Charles regatta

2012-13 (Freshman)
• Raced in the Varsity I Eight for every race as a freshman, sitting in the seven seat 
• Won the IRA National Championship
• Posted a first place finish in the Women’s Open Eight at the Pacific Coast Rowing Championships
• won gold at the San Diego Crew Classic 
• Took first at the Newport Autumn Rowing Festival
• Third in the Lightweight Eight at the Head of the Charles

• Took fifth in the lightweight 4x along with teammate Christine Cavallo at the U-23 World Championships in Varese, Italy
• Won the lightweight 4x along with teammate Chrisine Cavallo at the 2014 U-23 trials to make the U-23 World Championship team

High School
• A 2012 graduate of College Preparatory School in Orinda, Calif. 
• Swam as a prep 
• Was a NCS qualifier and finalist in 2009 and 2010 
• Swam 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyles and 100, 200-yard backstrokes
• Holds school record in 100 free and 100 back 
• Rowed for Oakland Strokes 
• Part of national champion varsity eight in 2012 
• Also earned gold medals with varsity eight at Head of the Charles, Canadian Henley Regatta, San Diego Crew Classic in 2012 
• Also earned Henley Canadian Regatta golds with varsity four, lightweight eight and lightweight four in 2012
• With lightweight eight and lightweight four earned gold at 2012 Southwest Junior Regionals

• Born in Santa Clara, Calif. 
• Parents are Mark and Janice 
• Has two siblings, Brooke and Marky