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  Di Eaton
Di Eaton

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Stanford, Calif.

High School:
Henry M. Gunn




Mechanical Engineering

2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion rowing team ... earned gold medals with the I Eight at the Pac-10 Championships and the NCAA Championships.

2007-08: Won a bronze medal in the 2nd Varsity Eight at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships.

2006-07: Walked on in Fall 2006 and competed in the Varsity Four in Spring 2007.

High School: Three-time Gunn High School Female Athlete of the Year ... United States Marine Corp. Distinguished Athlete 2006 ... captain of water polo team junior and senior years ... member of Stanford 18 and Under club team that placed third at the Junior Olympics ... Gunn High School water polo MVP three straight years, first-team all-league all four years, honorable mention All-Central Coast Section all four years ... member of the swim team, 15th in 100-yard backstroke at CCS Championships 2006, ninth in 200-yard individual medley in 2004.

Personal: Planning to major in Mechanical Engineering ... sister Lainey swims for Purdue University ... cousin Kelly is part of Stanford's women's water polo team ... interested in painting and fixing cars ... parents are John (Stanford `76) and Laura Eaton.

Getting to Know Di Eaton:

ParentsJohn and Laura Eaton
SiblingsLainey (22)
MajorMechanical Engineering
Contemplated Profession(s)To design cars or airplanes
Other hobbies outside of StanfordJapanese brush painting, fixing my car, beaching out
The reason I love rowing is:The spandex
My favorite pre-race ritual is:I have to put on sunscreen
The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year becauseWe are going to be out of control
The thing I love most about rowing is:That feeling when everyone in a boat just connects
My favorite food isTaco Bell and Rainbow Confetti Cake
Favorite TV ShowNothing
Favorite MovieTop Gun
My favorite professional/Olympic athlete isJenny Thompson and ELLE LOGAN!
The best advice I've ever received was:Go to practice
The person who has had the greatest influence on my life is:My grandpa
My most prized possession is:My Fiat
If I were not a collegiate rower I would be:Beaching out!
Favorite Sports TeamSan Francisco Giants
Favorite BookGone With The Wind
Favorite Song"Kiss The Girl" from The Little Mermaid