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Adrienne Fritsch

Player Profile

Washington, D.C.

High School:
Georgetown Day School




2008-09: Member of the 2009 NCAA Division I National Champion rowing team ... part of the gold medal-winning I Eight crew that captured Pac-10 and NCAA titles ... named to Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

2007-08: Competed in the 1st Varsity Eight that finished second at the 2008 NCAA Championships and won a silver medal at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships ... 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team ... 2008 CRCA All-Region Second Team.

2006-07: Walked on in Fall 2006 and competed in the 2nd Varsity Eight in Spring 2007.

High School: Three-year letterwinner in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track ... earned Walter Barrett Award for Community Service and Barbara Lockwood English Award.

Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. ... parents are Richard and Elizabeth Fritsch ... has one younger brother, Ben ... majoring in History and Economics ... enjoys reading 19th-century novels, backpacking, sun tanning, spending time with friends, going for long runs in the woods.

Getting to Know Adrienne Fritsch:

ParentsRichard and Elizabeth Fritsch
MajorsEconomics and history
Contemplated ProfessionTeacher
Other hobbies outside of StanfordSunbathing and reading Jane Austen
I was introduced to rowing byA person handing out fliers in White Plaza
What people don't know about me is:I used to be relatively short for my age
The reason I love rowing is:The way being in a boat with eight other people makes you dig deeper and find more in yourself than you ever could if you were alone
My favorite pre-race ritual is:Reading the amateurs
The Stanford Rowing team will be fun to watch this year becauseWe own 3x30
The thing I love most about sports is:The post-race high
My favorite food isSPR-3
Favorite TV ShowI don't watch TV
Favorite Musical ArtistThe Format
Favorite MovieA League of Their Own
My favorite professional/Olympic athlete isElle Logan
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be:Thomas Jefferson
The best advice I've ever received was:You'll pass out before you die
I am most thankful in my life forMy family
The reason I chose StanfordInteresting, smart people
My most prized possession is:A scrap book that my best friend made for me
If I were not a collegiate rower I would be:A ballerina
Favorite Sports TeamWashington Redskins
Favorite BookMiddlemarch
The Place I'd Most Like To VisitParis
Favorite Sport Other Than RowingRunning
Favorite Place I've Ever VisitedDingle, Ireland
Favorite Type Of MusicWhatever Cassie Kull listens to
My Greatest Athletic AchievementWinning the hour-long chocolate milk challenge
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