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Kerry Birk

Player Profile

Scottsdale, AZ

High School:
Choate Rosemary Hall HS



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

ParentsWilma and David Birk
MajorInternational Relations
Campus ActivitiesHaus Mitt (German House) Program Manager
Hobbies and Activitiestraveling 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 isWorld Food Economy
Favorite MovieHome Alone
The place I'd most like to visitAustralia
Favorite foodAvocado
The favorite place I've visitedall of Europe!
Favorite Pre-Race Ritualswatching the rowing Canada/"Any Given Sunday" video on repeat
I am most thankful in my life forhappy times with my parents and three sisters
The things that set Stanford Rowing apart from other collegiate rowing programs arethe 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 isthe 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 VenueThe Charles
What makes Redwood Shores so special isthe Sofitel bathrooms
Did you knowKerry speaks both Spanish and German. She served as an intern for Senator John McCain the summer of 2005.
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