2012: 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.
2010-11Member 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 ... 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, N.Z. ... parents are John and Kathryn Dawson ... has one sibling, Sam ... major is undeclared.