|| Alex Hasbach
2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion rowing team ... finished fifth at the NCAA Championships and at the Pac-10s as part of the varsity four.
2007-08: 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team ... 2008 CRCA Scholar-Athlete.
2006-07: Competed in the 1st Varsity Eight and 2nd Varsity Eight ... Stanford Scholar Athlete award winner.
High School: Rowed for three years at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire where she graduated with "Highest Honors"... was co-captain of the team in 2005 and 2006 ... was a member of the Varsity Eight her junior and senior years ... helped lead first boat to New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships (NEIRA) title ... team also won the overall points trophy in NEIRA ... also attended The Academy for Global Exploration for one year.
Personal: Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... parents are Thomas and Patricia Hasbach ... majoring in earth systems ... enjoys hiking, camping, rock climbing, photography, cooking, and walking her dog ... father played quarterback for the University of Pittsburgh.
Getting to Know Alex Hasbach
|Parents||Pat and Tom Hasbach|
|Contemplated Profession||Sustainable agriculture and food policy|
|Why I love rowing||The unconditional friendships that form between members of the same boat|
|My favorite pre-race ritual is||Listening to "Shut Up and Sleep With Me"|
|My greatest athletic moment is||Winning the "spares in Pairs" race at NCAAs with Sophie, our guidedog and waterguns|
|Favorite Pro Sports Team||Pittsburgh Penguins and the Anaheim Ducks|
|Favorite Pro Sports Athlete||George Parros (Anaheim Ducks)|
|If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on||PB and J from the boathouse|
|Best Advice Received||Races are won by those who refuse to be beaten|
|What people don't know about me is||I am a licensed scuba diver|
|Did You Know?||I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, but I now live in Oregon. I have been to 45 of the 50 U.S. states and have driven cross-country five times. I also help lead a weekly after-school gardening program for girls in East Palo Alto|