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Anna Dawson
Position: Port
Height: 5'11"
Year: 5th Year Senior
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
High School: Rangi Ruru
Major: Psychology
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International

  • Competed with the New Zealand squad at the 2011 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Amsterdam, collecting a silver medal in the Eight

2013-14 (Senior)

  • CRCA Pocock First Team All-America 
  • Pac-12 Athlete of the Year 
  • All-Pac-12 team 
  • CRCA West All-Region first team 
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention 
  • Member of the varsity eight 
  • Placed sixth at the NCAA Championships after winning both the heat and semifinal races 
  • Won gold in the varsity eight to help Stanford claim its first Pac-12 Championship 
  • Recorded a win over No. 2 Cal for the first time since 2009, while handing the Golden Bears its first loss of 2014 
  • Earned victories over No. 4 USC and No. 9 Notre Dame at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
  • Finished second in two races at the Oregon State Classic 
  • In dual races at the Pac-12 Challenge, defeated No. 16 Louisville while losing to No. 3 Virginia
  • Took a loss in the 1V8 in a rematch against No. 9 USC
  • Recorded a third place finish in the Championship 8+ at the Head of the Lake

2012-13 (Junior)

  • Recorded a fourth-place finish in the I Eight Petite Finals at the NCAA Championships 
  • Posted a fifth-place finish in the I Eight at the PAC-12 Championships 
  • Defeated Syracuse in a morning dual race and placed first in a five-team afternoon competition as part of the I Eight at the Oregon State Classic 
  • Won all three races with the Cardinal I Eight at the PAC-12 Women’s Challenge 
  • Came away with a third place finish in the Cardinal I Eight at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
  • Raced to a ninth-place finish in the Championship Eights at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston in a time of 17:10.135
  • Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention

2011-12 (Sophomore)

  • Took the year off to train with New Zealand women's four for the 2012 Olympics 
  • Was final cut for the women's four lineup

2010-11 (Freshman)

  • Member of All-Pac-10 rowing team 
  • CRCA first-team All-American 
  • Chosen to CRCA All-West Region second team 
  • Won bronze at the NCAA Championships and silver at the Pac-10 Championships with the Cardinal I Eight 
  • Recorded an undefeated weekend at the Lake Natoma Invitational 
  • Started the spring helping the Stanford I Eight defeat Virginia and UCLA at the PAC-10 Challenge
  • Won the Head of the Oklahoma as the Cardinal Eight crossed the finish line nearly 17 seconds ahead of the next boat and finished second in the 500-meter sprint showcase
  • In the championship eight division, placed ninth at the Head of the Charles 
  • Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention

High School

  • A 2009 graduate of Rangi Ruru Girls' School in Christchurch, N.Z. 
  • Rowed for Rangi Ruru for four years 
  • Also rowed for Southern RPC Rowing Team from 2008-09 
  • Rows for various New Zealand national teams 
  • Won four gold medals at the 2008 New Zealand National Rowing Championships (U18 Eight, U18, Four, U18 Pair, U18 Quad) 
  • Competed in the women's coxless four at the 2008 Junior World Championships in Linz, Austria 
  • Won four golds at the 2007 New Zealand National Schools Regatta (U18 Eight, U18 Four, U18 Quad, U17 Four) 
  • Captured two golds (U16 Four, U16 Eight), a silver (U18 Eight) and a bronze (U18 Pair) at the 2006 New Zealand National Schools Regatta 
  • Three-time winner of Rangi Ruru's Rowing Cup for Best Erg Score (2006-08), two-time winner for Elite Rowing Award (2007-08), and one-time winner of Most Outstanding Oarswoman (2008) 
  • Earned Canterbury Secondary Schools Zonta Awards for Outstanding Team of Sportswomen (2008 - U18 Eight, 2007 - U18 Four) and Outstanding Female Athlete (2008) 
  • School earned New Zealand Star Trophy in 2006

Personal

  • Born in Christchurch, New Zealand 
  • Parents are John and Kathryn Dawson 
  • Has one sibling, Sam 
  • Majoring in psychology
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