Honors and awards for the 2011-12 season
Cardinal lands 10 first-team selections
Cardinal turn in top-3 finish in collegiate eight event as well
Four wins a photo finish in the Night Sprint
2010-11: Won gold at the NCAA Championships and Pac-10 Championships with the Cardinal II Eight ... recorded an undefeated weekend at the Lake Natoma Invitational ... named to Pac-10 All-Academic second team ... CRCA National Scholar-Athlete.
2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion rowing team ... finished third at the NCAA Championships and second at the Pac-10s in the II Eight.
High School: A 2008 graduate of The Latin School of Chicago ... rowed for the Lincoln Park Juniors from 2005-08 ... named 2008 Most Valuable Rower ... rowed in the No. 7 seat of the 8+ boat that won Junior Women's Midwest title and finished seventh at junior nationals ... was the No. 3 seat on the 4+ boat that won silver at the intermediate club nationals ... named Most Improved Rower in 2006 ... also lettered two years in volleyball as a middle hitter.
Personal: Born in Chicago, Ill. ... parents are Oleg and Karina Bryukhanov ... has one older brother, Karel ... international relations major ... hobbies include playing the piano, ultimate frisbee, and community service.
Getting to Know Susan Bryukhanov:
|Parents||Oleg and Karina Bryukhanov|
|Siblings||one brother, Karel (20)|
|Other hobbies outside of Stanford||Piano, ultimate Frisbee, community service|
|I was introduced to rowing by:||My brother|
|I would describe myself as:||fun-loving, determined, open, spontaneous|
|What people don't know about me is:||I can only tie my shoes the "bunny ears" style|
|The reason I love rowing is:||It is always a challenge and I love how much of a team sport is it. You become extremely close with your teammates, and after all of that hard work, winning feels better in rowing than in any other sport|
|The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year because||[The varsity eight] was so close to winning the NCAA title last year|
|The thing I love most about rowing is:||The teamwork that goes into it|
|The thing I love most about sports is:||working hard to achieve a goal every single day|
|My favorite food is||Anything with feta cheese|
|Favorite TV Show||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Flight of the Conchords|
|Favorite Musical Artist||The Beatles|
|Favorite Movies||The Graduate and Nacho Libre|
|My favorite professional/Olympic athlete is||Michael Phelps|
|If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be:||My cousins|
|The best advice I've ever received was:||Stay focused and you can achieve anything|
|I am most thankful in my life for||My amazing parents and my health|
|My parents were right when they told me||Don't worry about it so much, things will fall into place|
|The reason I chose Stanford||The beautiful weather, the happy people, and the amazing academics|