|| Joanna Tu
2008-09: Walked-on in the fall of 2008.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Singapore American School in Singapore ... played volleyball from 2002-06 ... named to the 2005 IASAS All-Tournament Team ... helped lead team to three IASAS titles from 2002-04 and to a runner-up finish in 2005 ... also participated in track and field ... events included triple, long and high jumps, shotput, discuss and javelin ... team won three straight IASAS titles (2004-06) ... class salutatorian and an AP Scholar with Distinction ... member of the Gold Honor Roll from 2002-06 ... earned AP Biology, AP Calculus I AB, and AP English Language Awards ... IASAS Scholar from 2005-06 ... named Humanities Award winner and PTA Senior Scholar.
Personal: Born in Los Alto, Calif. ... parents are Way and Man-Li Tu ... has one older sister, Dorothea ... major is human biology ... hobbies include playing the violin, enjoying nature and traveling.
Getting to Know Joanna Tu:
|Parents||Way and Man-Li Tu|
|Contemplated Profession||Medicine, public health|
|Other hobbies outside of Stanford||Playing violin, enjoying nature, traveling, experiencing life!|
|I was introduced to rowing by||a friend from high school who was visiting while I was still in high school and said I should give it a try. A bunch of other people in college then told me their experiences and three years after that I ended up walking on.|
|The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year because||we have a great team of talented athletes across the board-it's not just the first boat that is competing well; the skills of the team are very deep|
|The thing I love most about sports is:||The team aspect and challenging oneself|
|My favorite food is||Asian food - Taiwanese noodles, Singaporean food, dim sum|
|Favorite TV Show||House|
|Favorite Musical Artist||Telepopmusik|
|Favorite Movies||Moulin Rouge, Love Actually, Amelie, V For Vendetta, Science of Sleep, My Sassy Girl|
|The best advice I've ever received was:||Take the road less taken|
|I am most thankful in my life for||being healthy and having so many opportunities to take advantage of.|
|If I were not a collegiate rower I would be:||In the orchestra|
|The Place I'd Most Like To Visit||Machu Picchu|
|Favorite Sport Other Than Rowing||Volleyball|
|Favorite Place I've Ever Visited||Taiwan, Singapore, Western Australia|
|Favorite Type Of Music||Lounge music, Jazz fusion, Classical, alternative|
|If I had to cook all of my meals I would probably survive on||Salad|