|| Kerry Birk
Co-captain for 2007-08 ... Rowed in the Varsity Eight in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... 2nd at the 2007 PAC-10 Championships ... Finished 10th at 2007 NCAA's ... Member of Stanford Sub-7:00 2k Club ... 2007 All-Pac-10 Team ... Most Inspirational 2007 ... Won a bronze medal in the U.S. Women's Eight at the 2007 Under 23 World Rowing Championships (Strathclyde, Scotland) ... 2nd in the women's eight at the USRowing National Championships ... Selected to 2007 College Rowing Coaches Association All-American Division I Second Team and Division I All-Region 1st Team ... Raced in the United States women's eight that won the gold medal at the 2006 Under-23 World Championships ... 2006 All-Pac 10 second team.
High School: Junior National Team 2004 ... Can-Am-Mex Team 2003 ... Dean's List, AP Scholar with honors ... Award for Excellence in Crew ... Coach's Award ... Fourth place overall (1st from US) junior women's individual competition at World Indoor Rowing Championships in Boston, MA, 2004 ... National Merit Scholarship Commended Student ... AP Scholar with honors.
Personal: Majoring in International Relations ... Parents are Wilma and David Birk.
Getting to Know Kerry Birk
|Parents||Wilma and David Birk|
|Campus Activities||Haus Mitt (German House) Program Manager|
|Hobbies and Activities||traveling around the world, and making plans to travel around the world, learning to scull|
|The thing I love most about rowing is|| the races!! Head of the Charles. And rowers--all of them. They're all great people!|
|My favorite class at Stanford is||World Food Economy|
|Favorite Movie||Home Alone|
|The place I'd most like to visit||Australia|
|The favorite place I've visited||all of Europe!|
|Favorite Pre-Race Rituals||watching the rowing Canada/"Any Given Sunday" video on repeat|
|I am most thankful in my life for||happy times with my parents and three sisters|
|The things that set Stanford Rowing apart from other collegiate rowing programs are||the amazingly talented and understanding coaches and the comfortable team dynamic|
|The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year because|| we have so much potential and so much hope|
|The best thing about Stanford is||the number of breathtaking opportunities and programs available outside of classes, and the willingness of everyone on campus to help you achieve what you want to achieve|
|Favorite Rowing Venue||The Charles|
|What makes Redwood Shores so special is||the Sofitel bathrooms|
|Did you know||Kerry speaks both Spanish and German. She served as an intern for Senator John McCain the summer of 2005.|