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Hope Sheils
Position: Port/Starboard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Pittsford Sutherland
Major: International Relations
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Life at Stanford
International relations major
Stanford in Government photographer
Academic Theme Associate in her dorm
Went to Vietnam and Cambodia with the Volunteers in Asia program, teaching soccer to children
Research assistant in the political science department studying civil wars
Ski raced for 13 years leading up to Stanford
Siblings Catherine (Harvard, ‘13) and Charles (Williams College) have ski raced in college
Mother ran track and played field hockey at Harvard
Plays the flute

2014-15 (Junior)
Finished seventh in the collegiate 4+ while also racing in a pair at Head of the American

2013-14 (Sophomore)
• Pac-12 All-Academic second team 
• Saw time with both the varsity four and second varsity four 
• Handed No. 9 USC a loss in a dual match with the varsity four 
• Lost to No. 2 Cal in the Big Row 
• Finished fourth in the Grand Final of the 2V4 at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
• Took third in both varsity four races of the Oregon State Classic 
• Lost dual races against No. 3 Virginia and No. 16 Louisville with the 2V4 
• Raced in two events at the Head of the American, placing 15th in the Women’s Collegiate 8+ with the Stanford B boat and 19th in the 4+ with the Stanford C boat

2012-13 (Freshman)
• Took seventh in the Novice Eight at the PAC-12 Championships 
• Won the Lake Natoma Invitational Novice Eight 
• Downed Oklahoma as a member of the Novice Eight at the PAC-12 Women’s Challenge

High School
• A 2012 graduate of Pittsford Sutherland High School 
• Competed on the alpine skiing team 
• Rowed for Pittsford Crew from 2007-12 
• Helped club to 4+ state title and fifth-place national finish in 2012 
• Sixth-place finish with the youth eight at the 2010 Head of the Charles and seventh-place finish at the 2011 event 
• Participated in the Junior A East Coast Sculling Developmental Camp in 2011 and the Junior B Sculling Developmental Camp in 2008 and 2009

Personal
• Born in Rochester, N.Y. 
• Parents are Philip and Lucy
• Has three siblings, Catherine, Charles and Paul

What does Stanford mean to you?
"Stanford has been a place where I can pursue so many awesome opportunities. I have been able to travel with our amazing team, but I also have a job where I can bring in ambassadors and speakers to our dorm. I can have one-on-one conversations with world-renowned economists. I feel like I am supported in anything and can reach high levels in so many different areas."

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